Thursday, May 5, 2022 / by Raj Jaggi
Buying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Even though it can feel daunting at times, it has the power to change your life for the better. If you're looking to purchase your first home, you may be wondering what's happening in the housing market today, how much you need to save, and where to start.
Here are three things that can help give you the information you need to confidently pursue your dream of homeownership.
1. Consider All Options When the Number of Homes for Sale Is Low
Today, there are far more buyers in the market than there are homes available for sale. When that happens, it’s a good idea to do what you can to increase your pool of options. That could mean expanding your search to include additional housing types. For first-time buyers, considering condominiums (condos) and townhomes can be an excellent way to increase your choices. According to Bankrate:
“Townhomes often co ...
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 / by Raj Jaggi
When you're selling something, you normally want to make the most money possible. This occurs when there is a high demand for an item with a limited supply. That time is now in the real estate market. If you're considering selling your home this year, there are two compelling reasons to do so now.
1. There is a lot of demand.
This Winter, according to a recent report in Inman News:
“Spring, the hottest time of year for homebuyers and sellers, has started early, according to economists. . . . ‘Home shopping season appears to already be in full swing!’”
They aren't the only ones who believe that purchasers are already out in force. ShowingTime's statistics provided last week backs up this claim. The ShowingTime Showing Index measures the average number of monthly buyer showings on active residential properties and is a very accurate predictor of current and future buyer demand patterns. The most active December in the last five years, according to the curre. ...
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 / by Raj Jaggi
Many Generation Z (Gen Z) individuals are approaching adulthood and considering whether to rent or purchase a home. If you fall into this category, keep in mind that you're never too young to start thinking about homeownership. The earlier you begin preparing, the quicker you will be able to leave your rented home.
Here are a few reasons to consider buying a home this year as you begin your journey and plan your next move.
Why Does Gen Z Want To Become Homeowners?
According to realtor.com research, while the overwhelming majority of Gen Z has yet to enter the housing market, a sizable percentage plans to do so in the near future. According to the study, 72% of Gen Z would prefer to buy a home than rent for the long run. As George Ratiu, Realtor.com's Manager of Economic Research, puts it:
“With nearly three-quarters of those surveyed preferring to buy versus renting long-term, the housing industry should be prepared for millions of Gen Z buyers to bring a new wave of demand ...
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 / by Raj Jaggi
Chess may teach you valuable lessons that you can apply to other parts of your life, including the home buying process. From the very beginning of the game, chess asks you to prepare and think about your strategy.
Like chess, the home-buying process needs strategy and forethought. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you start your house hunt to make sure your strategy is as solid as possible.
Pre-approval is the best first move for a homebuyer.
When it comes to buying a property, having a strong opening play is crucial. And being pre-approved by a lender is the smartest step you can do when you start looking for a property. You've definitely heard that pre-approval is a crucial step, but what precisely is it and what advantages does it provide?
In the game of chess, a strong opening move signals to your opponent that you’re a serious competitor. As a homebuyer, your pre-approval letter signals to the seller that you’re a serious, interested buyer.
Buying a h ...
Friday, December 3, 2021 / by Raj Jaggi
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