Category Archives: General

  • WE NEED YOUR HOUSE!!

    BY Liz Samuels

    We Need You(r House!!   Though the real estate market has improved, we still have one item holding it back from a full recovery – a robust supply of homes for sale. Demand has increased dramatically. At the same time,... 

  • DOES HOMEOWNERSHIP MAKE SENSE FINANCIALLY?

    BY Liz Samuels

    Does Homeownership Make Sense Financially? Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue. RealtyTrac... 

  • Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t miss the Opportunity

    BY Liz Samuels

    Selling Your House in 2015? Don’t Miss this Opportunity Every seller wants to get the best price for their house. We learned in high school that the best price for any item will be determined by the demand for that item... 

  • PENDING SALES SURGE: GREAT SIGN FOR THE HOUSING MARKET

    BY Liz Samuels

    Pending Sales Surge: Great Sign for the Housing Market The most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed that homes going into contract in February increased to their highest level... 

  • THE DIFFERENCE A YEAR CAN MAKE

    BY Liz Samuels

    The Difference A Year Can Make [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Important Points To Consider: The latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey reports the 30-year fixed rate at 3.7%. Freddie Mac’s projection for Q2 2016 is... 

  • New Study: Homeownership Creates Family Wealth

    BY Liz Samuels

    New Study: Homeownership Creates Family Wealth   Matthew Rognlie, from the Department of Economics at MIT, recently released a paper: Deciphering the Fall and Rise in the Net Capital Share. One of the major findings of... 

  • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

    BY Liz Samuels

    Location, Location, Location   A recent Demand Institute report revealed “nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.” Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in the report cited... 

  • IS THE HOUSING MARKET BACK? ASK LOWES & HOME DEPOT!

    BY Liz Samuels

    Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot! Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot!   A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth... 

  • THE DIFFERENCE AN HOUR MAKES!

    BY Liz Samuels

    The Difference an Hour Makes

  • HOUSING MARKET TO “SPRING FORWARD”

    BY Liz Samuels

    Housing Market to “Spring Forward”   Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward”! Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available...