• A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market?

    We have previously talked about the diminishing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree. The survey revealed three... Read More

  • Good News for the Economy Equals Bad News for Rates

    The economy is improving. As an example, the latest employment report showed that the unemployment rate hit a five-year low. We must realize that, as the economic news gets better, the government will consider whether or not to continue the programs... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage Helps Wounded Veterans

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced their participation in a special campaign called Heroes to Homeowners. Through this program, Wallick & Volk will sponsor a mortgage-free home presentation for a deserving combat wounded veteran. The Heroes... Read More

  • Knowing Your Options for the “Fixer Upper”

    The fixer-upper properties on the market will give you more purchasing power when shopping for a new home. Bargains can be found in homes that have been foreclosed, seized by the government or just fallen out of repair due to homeowner neglect.... Read More

  • FHA to pull back on big mortgages

    The Federal Housing Administration has announced plans to reduce its stake in the market, an indication it sees some signs of strength in real estate. The agency, which insures low down-payment mortgages, is reducing the upper limits of what it will... Read More

  • 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

    Eric Belsky Released a new paper on Homeownership – The Dream Lives On: The Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider when buying a home. Here are the five reasons, each... Read More

  • Knowing Your Options for the Fixer Upper

    The fixer-upper properties on the market will give you more purchasing power when shopping for a new home. Bargains can be found in homes that have been foreclosed, seized by the government or just fallen out of repair due to homeowner neglect.... Read More

  • When Will Mortgage Rates Hit 5 percent?

    The big question for homebuyers is when interest rates will begin to rise to the 5% mark. The effect of a rise in mortgage rates could be a dramatic increase in the monthly mortgage payment when purchasing a home. In an article last... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring

    Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory... Read More

  • Median Existing Home Price is up 12.8 percent Over a Year Ago

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "After all is said and done, more is said than done." --Aesop, Greek story teller INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... Plenty was being said last week aboutExisting Homes Sales, down 3.2% for October. The talk... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring

    Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring

    Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the fall and winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are... Read More

  • Evidence of a Continued Housing Recovery

    QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "Look to the future, because that's where you'll spend the rest of your life." --George Burns, American comedian INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... There was additional evidence this week that the future for us will... Read More

  • Ignoring Insurance Risks Can Be Costly

    One of the first stages during the hunt for a new home is crunching the numbers to figure out your budget. And no matter how high or low that budget may be, prospective homebuyers should take into consideration the cost of insuring the home. It's... Read More

  • Ignoring Insurance Risks Can Be Costly

    One of the first stages during the hunt for a new home is crunching the numbers to figure out your budget. And no matter how high or low that budget may be, prospective homebuyers should take into consideration the cost of insuring the home. It's... Read More