Monthly Archives: February 2016

    • How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

      Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward 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.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Exising Home Sales Inch Up In January [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales rose to an annual rate of 5.47 million, representing an 11% increase year-over-year. Inventory levels remain below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market at a 4.0-month supply. Lawrence Yun, NAR's Chief Ec...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows

      Just two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted projections from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Realtors. Each predicted that rates would begin to rise slowly and steadily throughout 2016.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • How To Create Real Family Wealth [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights: Buying a home is often the biggest financial decision that any family will make. The average net worth of a homeowner is 45x greater than that of a renter. Homeownership puts your housing costs to work for you. Infographic was creat...
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Are the Kids Finally Moving Out?

      During the recession, many young adults graduating from college were forced to move back in with their parents. This caused new household formations to drop dramatically from the long term average of 1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Homeownership Finally Makes Political Debate

      Finally, the issue of homeownership has become a platform talking point in this year’s presidential debate. Yesterday, one of the candidates running for President spoke out about the importance of homeownership in America.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Play Chess… Not Checkers

      Checkers is a simple game with a simple objective; eliminate the other player’s pieces. Even the process of doing so is simple, jump the other player’s pieces and start a collection. There is very little thought as to a defensive strategy and it is often more reactive than strategic.
      Written by Keeley Ryan