Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities

Good news: households including at least one person with a high school diploma or GED can afford the typical mortgage payment in most large metro areas across the U.S., according to a new analysis by Zillow. However, soaring home values have outpaced incomes have made down payments a barrier for [...]

By |2019-07-10T19:28:34-08:00July 11th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Mortgage payment within reach for high school grads in some cities

Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Commercial real estate executives recently expressed increased optimism about real estate markets and overall economic conditions, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's 2019 Q2 Sentiment Index. The Q2 Sentiment Index registered 51 – a six point increase from the previous quarter. The Index has registered between 50 and 55 every [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:27:44-08:00May 16th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Best places to be a real estate agent

With February bringing the biggest month-to-month rise in existing-home sales since 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent should you be thinking of starting or continuing your career in the industry. To determine the best markets for real-estate agents, [...]

By |2019-04-24T20:06:42-08:00April 25th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Best places to be a real estate agent

Where Are the Hardest-Working Cities in America?

Do you have a 9 to 5 job or do you work the night-shift? Regardless of the hours you work or where you work, a new study reports Americans are definitely hardworking people. And with March 1 being Employee Appreciation Day and Americans outworking many of their foreign peers by [...]

By |2019-02-27T11:13:29-08:00February 28th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Where Are the Hardest-Working Cities in America?

Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

You've heard the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to hiring a qualified Realtor and you're still on the fence. How do you decide? According to the National Association of REALTORS, these folks aren’t just agents. "They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS and subscribe [...]

By |2019-01-20T17:02:29-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Why You Might Want to Work With a True REALTOR

Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Purchasing a home is considered to be one of the most expensive transactions most Americans will make in their life, and breaking into the housing market can be very difficult for first-time buyers. However, a new RealEstate.com analysis finds the typical first-time buyer earns more than the median household income, helping them [...]

By |2019-01-13T16:28:51-08:00January 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Buying a Dream Home Can Be Difficult for First-time Buyers

Home Affordability Expected to Get Worse

Sorry prospective home hunters, home affordability is expected to get worse. Back in February, an article by Realtor.com outlined how earlier this year people making the national median income of $68,000 were still able to afford a home. However, they cautioned that this would most likely change as we continued [...]

By |2018-07-02T14:20:52-08:00July 5th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on Home Affordability Expected to Get Worse

You Can Still Get Mortgage Approved with A Weak Credit Score

With the rising rent across the country, more people have been looking for a way out. Some believe that because they have a low credit score that there is no hope for them to get approved for a mortgage. However, depending on where your credit score currently sits, you may [...]

By |2018-05-07T13:47:32-08:00May 10th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on You Can Still Get Mortgage Approved with A Weak Credit Score

Important Questions to Ask Before Moving Out of State

My father grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and just like my cousins after him, he wanted out of there once he was college age. Many others have found themselves in places where winters are unbearable and are ready for a warmer climate. Whether it be to get away from [...]

By |2018-04-10T06:57:14-08:00April 12th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on Important Questions to Ask Before Moving Out of State

Questions That Landlords Are Not Allowed To Ask Prospective Tenants

If you are new to being a landlord or you are new to the interview process on the tenant side of a transaction, you should know what questions are off limits. Some of them may seem like no-brainers, such as race, sexual orientation, and nationality. But other questions relating to [...]

By |2018-04-06T14:18:52-08:00March 29th, 2018|Real Estate|Comments Off on Questions That Landlords Are Not Allowed To Ask Prospective Tenants