More Americans Say Now Is A Good Time To Sell!

Recently released data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey revealed that rising home prices were the catalyst behind an eight-point jump in the net percentage of respondents who say now is a good time to sell. The index is now 21 points higher than it was this time last year. Overall, 62% of Americans surveyed said that now is a good time to sell (up from 58%), while 26% of respondents said that now is not a good time to sell (down from 30%). The net score is the difference between the two percentages, or 36%. According to CoreLogic, home prices are now up… Read More

No… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy A Home!

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to afford one. This brings us to two major misconceptions that we want to address today, the amount of money needed for down payment and the necessary credit score you need to be able to purchase. 1. Down Payment Needed for Home Purchase NAR’s survey revealed that… Read More

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time To Sell

Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. A great many are homeowners. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing crash prices and the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and jumped into homeownership in 2010. If you are one of these homeowners, now may be the time to sell for many reasons. Here are a few: 1. Equity Build-Up Home prices… Read More

SOLD – 7117 Andtree Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78250

7117 Andtree Blvd, San Antonio, Texas Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 2109 SQUARE FEET Great family home with tons of updated features such as granite countertops in kitchen and a luxurious stall shower in master bath. Immaculate, spacious and meticulously cared for. Storage galore! Unique floor plan features two living areas, a separate dining room and an eat in kitchen. Formal living area has beautiful brick fireplace and a wet bar, perfect for entertaining. Pride… Read More

3 Tips To Succeed In Today’s Real Estate Market

In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The 3 tips we are going to expand on today come from a recent blog by Trulia entitled, The Skinny on Skinny Inventory. 1. Be Prepared “Homebuyers should talk with a lender, real estate agent, and a home inspector BEFORE finding a home to make an offer on.” Being intentional, pre-approved, and prepared will set you up for the accelerated time… Read More

The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Homeownership

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in ownership. Homeownership improves your community. Let’s expand on each of Freddie Mac’s points: Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which… Read More

Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. Affordability is still at an all-time high.” When asked how the average person could take advantage of the current real estate market at the time, Paulson said: “Buy a home and, if you can,… Read More

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In reality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for their house (see chart below). Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with… Read More

5 Home Improvements That Give the Best ROI

Someday, whether you’re downsizing or moving to another region, you’ll probably want to sell your home. Whether this is something you’ll be doing in one year, five years or 20 years, spending time and money upgrading your house now will increase its market value. How well these strategic home renovations work often depends on where you live, so keep your residential area in mind when you consider the different ways to improve your home. And meanwhile, of course, you’ll be able to enjoy these upgrades yourself! Here are five home improvements that in general give the best return on investment.  Upgrade… Read More

Help for Your Buyers Who Need Credit Repair

In an ideal world, every buyer would start the home purchase process with a credit score of 800, little or no debt, and no surprises when his or her credit is pulled. The reality is that many buyers’ credit ratings are far from ideal and they often need help getting themselves into a credit position that enables them to purchase a home. What credit repair is First, credit repair can correct legitimate errors on a buyer’s credit report. There are lots of ways mistakes can be made, including incorrect data reported to the credit bureaus, such as payments that were… Read More