(click on graphic to enlarge) Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here are some facts: 40% of millennials who purchased homes this year have put down less Continue Reading
No need for fancy DIY skills, a lot of money, or a ton of time to pull off these yard upgrades. It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you have to be one of those people who spends every spare moment in their yard, sprucing […]Continue Reading
Our client event at a Washington Nationals baseball game was a lot of fun — thanks to all who attended! Here are a few photos from the event (click to enlarge):        Continue Reading
We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently released by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Continue Reading
(Washington Post) In a previous story, we showed you the types of homes you can expect to buy when you have about $300,000 to spend. Most of them were for entry-level buyers. This time, we are going to look at homes in the $500,000 range. Even though we’ve moved up $200,000, we are still in Continue Reading
Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is to own your own home. According to the […]Continue Reading
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a Continue Reading