• New Single Family Home Sales Very Strong in January

    INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE...  Not giving up on the U.S. housing market is clearly the right strategy. Additional proof of this came with latest New Home Sales report. Up a strong 9.6% in January, new single-family home sales... Read More

  • Ways to Boost Your Search Engine Ranking

    The more people who find you online, the more business you'll get. But for more people to find you, you need to land as high as possible in their search results. What's vital here is your search engine optimization, or SEO. Here are 6 SEO tips to... Read More

  • Should I Rent My House If I Cannot Sell It?

    A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home. The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in... Read More

  • Mortgage Availability Improves

    According to a new survey from Fannie Mae, credit availability is improving. For the first time in over three years, the majority of consumers believe it's easier to get a mortgage. Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae's chief economist said, "The gradual upward... Read More

  • The KCM Blog Seth Godin Challenges Real Estate Agents

    In a blog post last week, Quality of production, Seth warned professionals that they have to realize their value is not measured in the same way it has been in the past. What the consumer expects has changed. He explains: "It's entirely... Read More

  • More Americans Confident about Buying

    Last week, Fannie Mae released their January 2014 National Housing Survey results.  Two categories reported all-time survey highs. 52% of respondents thought it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today 70% of... Read More

  • 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