Is Housing More Affordable? YES.

Housing Affordability

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Hero_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] With both home prices and mortgage rates increasing this year, many are concerned about a family’s ability to purchase a major part of the American Dream – its own home. However, if we compare housing affordability today to the average affordability prior to the housing boom and bust, we are in much better shape than most … Read More

Home Lending Standards 2018 Too Loose…or Too Tight?

Mortgage Credit Availability Index Infographic

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Home Lending Standards With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit. In a study done at the University … Read More

Do You Value a Home Buying Opinion…From Your Kid?

kids have home buying opinion

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Hero_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Have you sought a home buying opinion from your kid?  Many parents do just that. A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.” When … Read More

Testimonials Century 21 Citywide

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Good Time to Rent? Nope!

Rent Vs Buying Graph

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Hero_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Headline_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Buying Vs. Renting? It’s a question that never seems answered.  People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their … Read More