Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations. Due to this, student loan debt has soared to $1.5 trillion and represents the largest…

Lack of Inventory Pushes ARM Share to Eight-Year High

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) represented 9.2% of all loans originated in December – an eight-year high – according to Ellie Mae’s monthly Origination Insight report. A year ago, the ARM share was around 5.6%. “With the strong demand for housing and the rapid increase in property value appreciation, more consumers are turning to ARMs in order…

How to Select the Best Moving and Storage Company

Operating a moving and storage company requires a lot of resources that is why many moving companies do not offer storage services.  Many consumers who are in between homes prefer to do business with a company who provides moving and storage services (one stop shop).  There are many moving and storage companies who provide reputable…

Existing-Home Sales Increased for Second Straight Month

Existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.32 million in November, an increase of 1.9% compared with October but down 7.0% compared with November 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Regionally, sales increased 7.2% in the Northeast, 5.5% in the Midwest and 2.3% in the South, compared with the previous…

Why do I need a home inspection?

Many times when I meet someone and they ask me what it is I do, the next question is ‘why do I need a home inspection?’ My response is usually short but to the point. Purchasing a home is usually the largest investment you will make in your lifetime. Wouldn’t you want to know all…

Millennials’ Desire For Homeownership is Strong

Despite rising home prices and higher mortgage interest rates, millennials are more determined than ever to become homeowners, recent industry reports show. In First American’s Second Quarter 2018 Real Estate Sentiment Index, title agents and real estate professionals report that millennial confidence in the housing market remains strong despite major headwinds including rising interest rates…