6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market

6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] 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 when buying or selling a home. Mortgage rates remaining near historic lows and houses selling in an average of … Continued

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone … Continued

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink? With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with … Continued

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership

Millennial Buying Power Poised to Boost Homeownership In a recent article by Realtor Magazine, Mark Fleming, Chief Economist of First American Financial Corporation, notes, “The largest group of millennials by birth year will turn 30 in 2020, which puts them entering their prime homebuying years”. The article continues to describe how millennials have more buying-power … Continued

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two … Continued

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: There is plenty of talk in the media about a pending economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions, and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. Many experts predict a potential recession … Continued

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes … Continued

Investing In Michigan When You Live Out Of State

Investing in Michigan is always a great option, even if you live out of state! Even if you don’t ever see the property in person, you can still find yourself a great deal! Learn more about how it works in our latest post! As an investor, you likely began your career by purchasing properties in … Continued

These are the 25 best school districts in Michigan

These are the 25 best school districts in Michigan (WXYZ) — A list of the best school districts in Michigan was released by Niche, a site that researches K-12 schools and colleges. The list ranks the best districts heading into the 2019-2020 school year on factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT … Continued