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Friday, September 20, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

Builder Confidence Hit A 2019 High!

Right now builder confidence has hit a high for 2019. According to National Association of Home Builders, the Wells Fargo Housing Market Index which measures builders attitudes, has reached a record 68 points this month.

The index has been holding in the mid 60 range since May of this year. Readings that are above 50 points are considered positive and show that builders are confident in moving forward with new construction. Low interest rates and a solid demand are continuing to fuel builders sentiments even thought there have been some ongoing supply challenges that have hindered the affordability of the housing being built. 

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz says, "Solid should formations and attractive mortgage rates are contributing to a positive builder outlook. However, builders are expressing growing concerns regarding uncertainty stemming from the trade dispute with China."  NAHB's home building index does indicate that t ...

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Friday, September 6, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

Housing Market Sentiment Hits An All Time High

  Each month Fannie Mae conducts a survey of approx. 1,000 Americans via telephone interview. Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey is the most detailed consumer survey conducted right now. 

The goal of this survey is to assess their individual attitudes toward: 


Owning or renting their home
Home rental price changes 
Homeownership distress
The current economy 
Household finances
Overall consumer confidence

  The homeowners and renters surveyed are asked more than 100 questions. Their answers are used to help track shifts in their attitudes toward homeownership. Their answers will help industry partners and market participants target the collective efforts to stabilize the housing market. 

  The answers that Fannie Mae collects from the survey are then used to help create the Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes all of the information gathered and creates a single number to be used. The number then reflects the c ...

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Friday, August 23, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

July 2019 Housing Market Report

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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

Is owning your first home within reach?

When you start looking for a home are you going to be a first time home buyer? If you are have you ever thought that maybe owning your own home wasn't within your reach? If you have, you are not the only one to feel that way! According to the National Association of Realtors' most "older millennials" also feel that same way.

Based on a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors the largest group of first time homebuyers is people aged 25 - 36 (Older Millennials) right now in the us. With the median age being 32 years old. More and more "older millennials" are realizing that their dream of homeownership is actually within their reach right now! 

So much so that of the population of new homeowners almost 90% of first time buyers fit into the "older millennials" grouping.

That 90% group can be broken down into these smaller groups: 


54% are married couples purchasing a home for the first time
18% are single females
10% are single males
16% are couple ...

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Thursday, August 8, 2019   /   by Lauren McGinnis

The Most Powerful Reasons To Own Your Home

Are you currently renting your home? Have you thought about buying a home in the near future? There are numerous benefits to owning your home as opposed to renting it, but we have done the work and narrowed it down to the 5 most powerful reasons to own instead of renting. 

First and most importantly, even if you are renting your home... YOU ARE STILL PAYING FOR HOUSING!

Think about it for a second. No matter where you live you have to pay; so if you are going to be paying the equivalent of a mortgage payment, then you should be paying towards owning your home. Sure you could argue that if you are renting you may not have to pay the property taxes or home repairs directly. However when you pay rent to the landlord, they have already added up all costs they may incur on top of the mortgage due and added that amount into your monthly payment. On top of the basic costs of owning a home most landlords also figure in how much they would need to turn a profit! 

Second, Hou ...

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