Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way!

Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an article by Realtor.com, “Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is now living in a multigenerational household – […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 8, 2017

Who’s mortgage are you paying?  If it is not yours, we need to chat.

Renting or Buying…Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage There are some people who have not purchased homes yet because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 5, 2017

The One Hour Difference

The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC] Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  624 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

Roberta Nopson | Nov 3, 2017

Why Sell Now Instead of Later? The Buyers are Out Now.

Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggests that a seller’s best deal may be available right now. The concept of ‘supply & demand’ reveals that the best price for […]

Roberta Nopson | Nov 2, 2017

Great News for Homeowners

Rising Home Prices Mean Great News for Homeowners Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which […]

Roberta Nopson | Jul 26, 2017

Answer these important questions…

Can Your Real Estate Agent Answer These Important Questions? Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain the industry ‘lingo,’ but you should expect so much more than that. […]

Roberta Nopson | Jun 4, 2017

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple […]

Roberta Nopson | Mar 7, 2017

Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

According to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much […]

Roberta Nopson | Mar 6, 2017

To sell your home, the buyer must be able to view it.

Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD! So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 21, 2017

Know before you renew your lease!

Do You Know the Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (30%), vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (15%), the choice becomes obvious. […]

Roberta Nopson | Feb 17, 2017