National Snapshot: What’s Ahead for Real Estate

National Snapshot:  What’s Ahead for Real Estate

The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high.  However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be headed toward a recession. Global trade tensions and a slow down in the GDP growth rate has sparked volatility in the stock market, leading to economic uncertainty. [...]

Interest Rates Have Dropped Again!

Interest Rates Have Dropped Again!

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in 16 months! If you remember, interest rates climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November.  During that time, a lot of buyers lost purchasing power and the housing market saw a slight stall as buyers pulled away from the market.  If you were in the [...]

What’s ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

What’s ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest [...]

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

In my previous post, I listed the top 5 benefits of investing in Real Estate. Now let's examine the differences in how you can use an investment property.... It’s helpful to start by clarifying your investment goals. If your goal is to generate steady, predictable income with less time and effort spent on property management, [...]

THINKING ABOUT INVESTING IN A RENTAL PROPERTY?

THINKING ABOUT INVESTING IN A RENTAL PROPERTY?

Now, more than ever, there is an abundance of opportunity for real estate investors. But which path is best: leasing your property to a long-term tenant, or renting your property to travelers on a short-term basis... as an Airbnb perhaps? WHY INVEST IN A RENTAL PROPERTY? The Top 5 Reasons In my next post we [...]

‘Tis the Season for Real Estate!

‘Tis the Season for Real Estate!

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months. This is generally considered the “off season” in real estate, but is it really an off season? Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking [...]

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE HOUSING MARKET?

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE HOUSING MARKET?

I've been getting a lot of questions about the housing market these days. You may have noticed homes are sitting on the market a lot longer. You may have noticed a lot of price reductions. You may have seen stories on the news or across social media and wonder what's happening. Yes, the housing market [...]