• 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

  • The Importance of the Latino Market in Real Estate

    Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey examined the attitudes among the Hispanic population toward homeownership, getting a mortgage and the expectations for future homeownership, in order to have a better understanding of the potential impact of this... Read More

  • Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate... Read More

  • The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that most metro areas saw solid year-over-year price gains in the third quarter

    For the week of November 11, 2013 – Vol. 11, Issue 45 QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." --Stuart Chase, American economist INFO THAT HITS US WHERE... Read More

  • Where Prices are Headed Over the Next 5 Years

    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate... Read More

  • Chicken Little is Wrong-Homeownership Still the American Dream

    After the harrowing challenges experienced by so many homeowners over the last few years, many housing experts had predicted that the belief in homeownership as a major element of the American Dream would soon die. There is now conclusive evidence... Read More

  • Chicken Little is Wrong: Homeownership Still the American Dream

    After the harrowing challenges experienced by so many homeowners over the last few years, many housing experts had predicted that the belief in homeownership as a major element of the American Dream would soon die. There is now conclusive evidence... Read More

  • Contracts Signed on Existing Homes fell 5.6 Percent from August to September

    Inside Lending Here is my Inside Lending Newsletter for the week of November 4, 2013 Market update QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." --Edith Wharton, American writer INFO... Read More

  • Homeownerships Impact on Net Worth

    Over the last five years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. In a recent... Read More

  • Jim Volk Celebrates 50th Anniversary!

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that Chairman, Jim Volk, has reached an impressive milestone – his 50th Anniversary with Wallick & Volk.  Jim Volk is the grandson of the company’s founder OD “Jack”... Read More