Laurie Webster

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Posted on October 09, 2019

  Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help s Read More >>
What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

Posted on October 08, 2019

  It’s common knowledge that your FICO® score plays an important role in the homebuying process. However, many buyers have misconceptio Read More >>
62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

Posted on October 07, 2019

  Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe. According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report&rsqu Read More >>
5 Homebuying Acronyms You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on October 04, 2019

  Some Highlights: Learning the lingo of homebuying is an important part of feeling successful when buying a home. From APR to P&I, you need Read More >>
3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound

Posted on October 03, 2019

  The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the ve Read More >>
4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill

Posted on October 02, 2019

  By making a few key upgrades to your home, you’ll save on your utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home. When you&rsq Read More >>
What to Expect from Your Home Inspection

Posted on October 01, 2019

  You made an offer and it was accepted. Your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offe Read More >>
How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand?

Posted on September 30, 2019

  The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and Read More >>
Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

Posted on September 26, 2019

  When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. Read More >>
Are You Ready for the ‘Black Friday’ of Real Estate?

Posted on September 25, 2019

  According to a new study from realtor.com, the week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday&rsquo Read More >>
Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

Posted on September 24, 2019

  If you’re thinking about remodeling your house before you list it, take a look at these three tips to help you decide if you really need Read More >>
Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

Posted on September 23, 2019

  In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting t Read More >>
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on September 20, 2019

  Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under Read More >>
One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

Posted on September 19, 2019

  One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment Read More >>
What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

Posted on September 18, 2019

  When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s i Read More >>
Home Prices Increase in Every Price Range

Posted on September 17, 2019

  Price appreciation can differ depending on your price range. CoreLogic analyzed four individual home prices tiers and shares the increase in ea Read More >>
Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Posted on September 16, 2019

  Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to de Read More >>
6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on September 13, 2019

  Some Highlights: Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions wh Read More >>
What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

Posted on September 12, 2019

  With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move Read More >>
Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

Posted on September 11, 2019

  In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes, “The largest group Read More >>

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