Why It Just Became Much Easier To Buy a Home
Since the pandemic began, Americans have reevaluated the meaning of the word home. That’s led some renters to realize the many benefits of homeownership, including the feelings of security and stability and the financial ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on December 7, 2021 in Buying a Home
6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month
Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on July 11, 2021 in Buying a Home
93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks
A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on March 2, 2021 in Buying a Home
3 Ways Home Equity Can Have a Major Impact on Your Life
There have been a lot of headlines reporting on how homeowner equity (the difference between the current market value of your home and the amount you owe on your mortgage) has dramatically increased over the past few ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on February 27, 2021 in Buying a Home
Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?
Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on January 22, 2021 in Buying a Home
A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World
In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on October 31, 2020 in Buying a Home
The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported:
“Newly pending sales are up 25....
Posted by Mani Raveendran on May 31, 2020 in Buying a Home
How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year
If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on February 19, 2020 in Buying a Home
Millennial Buyers Case Study
Dallas millennial first-time homebuyers are typically busy professionals without kids, they travel a lot and prefer low-maintenance homes that are move-in ready. Modern, trendy condos and townhomes that are close to their favorite ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on December 30, 2019 in Buying a Home
3 Essential Tips for Millennial First-Time Homebuyers in Dallas
If you’re tired of renting and ready to buy your first home, Dallas offers a variety of properties that meet the needs of busy millennials. You just need to be prepared to act fast once you find a home that you love and makes financial sense ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on December 28, 2019 in Buying a Home
A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on December 1, 2019 in Buying a Home
What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs
When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you.
According to a recent article ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 23, 2018 in Buying a Home
Why You Shouldn’t Put a Home Search on Hold in December
December is typically the slowest month in the housing market, but it can be a great month for home buyers who have been sidelined to finally make their move. This month may be busier than previous December’s for that reason, too, ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 19, 2018 in Buying a Home
Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing in 2019
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting that home sales will increase nicely in 2019. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for the remainder of 2018, as well as ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 7, 2018 in Buying a Home
Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts
It should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a report from Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 84% of those aged 35-54 indicated that their home search areas ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 5, 2018 in Buying a Home
The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth
“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s)
Even back in the mid-1800s, people ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 4, 2018 in Buying a Home
Should You Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year
If buying a home is in your plan for this year, doing it sooner rather than later could save you thousands of dollars over the terms of your loan.
Posted by Mani Raveendran on September 3, 2018 in Buying a Home
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying [INFOGRAPHIC]
Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.8%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on August 27, 2018 in Buying a Home
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!
In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for ...
Posted by Mani Raveendran on August 20, 2018 in Buying a Home