Homeownership Is American’s Favorite Investment

Wondering If It’s A Better Idea To Invest In Stocks or Buy A Home? Summary: 93.3% of Americans would choose homeownership over purchasing stocks. In fact, Americans have ranked homeownership a best investment Seven years in a row. Sources: https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2021/04/do-people-view-housing-as-a-good-investment-and-why.html https://news.gallup.com/poll/309233/stock-investments-lose-luster-covid-sell-off.aspx Douglas BatemanDouglas Bateman is a military veteran & 20+ year expert in Mortgage Finance for the State of Texas. […]

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder that leads to forming household wealth. As Freddie Mac explains: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue […]

5 Steps To A Winning Offer

Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers’ market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the homebuying process. […]

Is It a Good Time to Sell My House?

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to selling safely. The latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) by Fannie Mae shows that 57% of consumers believe now is a good time to sell. Doug Duncan, Vice […]

Is Buying A Home Today A Smart Move?

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. However, there’s one category that […]

Millennials: Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home?

In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often considered prime homebuying years when many people begin to form their own households and invest in real estate. If you’re like many millennials who are spending much more time at home […]

3 Reasons To Buy A Home This Year

There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in a time that’s largely uncertain. If you’re a repeat buyer looking for your […]