Don’t Let Student Loans Stop You from Buying a Home

Having substantial student loan debt can be a strong deterrent for millennials from achieving important milestones in life such as purchasing a first home. Fortunately with responsible planning and budgeting it doesn’t have to be one or the other. Follow these tips so you can have your degree and buy a home too. Learn how…

Five Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Ready to purchase your first home? Though the process may seem overwhelming, knowing where to start is half the battle. Follow these five tips to help ease your stress and prepare for a smooth home buying experience. Clean Up Your Credit Score Having good credit is one of the most important factors when qualifying for…

The surprising benefit that comes with higher home costs

Homebuyers in today’s market definitely face some shifting conditions. The improving economy is bringing mortgage rates up from some of the lowest levels ever observed in the housing market, and more buyers are creating increased competition for a limited inventory, driving prices up as well. However, declining affordability might, in some ways, may actually be…

April Market & Tech Stat

This month’s Market & Tech stat features a few of the main reasons why it’s beneficial for buyers and sellers to utilize a real estate agent.

2017: Time to buy Experts urge action from would-be buyers

Over the past few years, real estate professionals likely noticed a strange trend among would-be homebuyers. When mortgage rates went up even slightly from near-historic lows, shoppers tended to retreat from the market despite the fact that affordability was still well below pre-recession and all-time norms. But now that rates and prices alike are creeping…

February 2017 Market & Tech

Curious about how much of a down payment you can make on the purchase of a home? Contact your local Homesale Realty agent to help you with the process!

Relocating and Moving Tips to Make Your Transition Easier

Moving can be a very overwhelming process, especially when relocating to a new area. This month we’ve compiled a list of practical ways to help ease the transition. Whether you’re looking for packing tips or a real estate agent to guide you through the big move, we’ve got you covered! Relocating Find a great, local…

Perception vs. Reality: Should buyers worry about rising mortgage rates?

Over the course of the year, mortgage rates hovered mostly in the mid- to low-3 percent range, giving consumers historically strong affordability for several months, even as home prices rose. But in recent weeks, real estate professionals – as well as buyers and sellers – have likely noticed mortgage rates spiking to 4 percent and…

Characteristics of Homes Purchased

When considering buying or selling a home, there are several key features that are important to focus on. Homesale Realty has highlighted these characteristics for you.  

Choosing the Right Neighborhood

Finding the right neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect house. Although “location, location, location” usually refers to neighborhood attributes that will hold property value and increase resale, there is no one neighborhood that’s right for every buyer. Choosing the best location for your individual needs can be just as tricky as choosing…

Mobile – An Essential Part of Real Estate

Did you know that 94% of all home buyers used a website at some point during their home search? That is an incredible stat that proves the importance of the internet, websites and ultimately mobile devices and mobile traffic in the real estate industry. Mobile is here to stay, and in fact, it continues to grow.

5 Insider Tricks to Weeding out Home Lemons

When searching for a new home, important features such as price, school district and number of bedrooms can overshadow other considerations very quickly. Taking a few extra minutes during the home tour to follow these tips may prove to be well worth your time at the end of the buying process.