Author Archives: Lindsay Miller
Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune
Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are... Read More
4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now
4 Big Incentives for Homeowners to Sell Now The housing market keeps sailing along. The only headwind that could take it off course is the lack of inventory for sale. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that there were 410,000 fewer single-family homes for sale this March than in March of 2020. The key to continued success in... Read More
Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable
Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial... Read More
Should I Buy Now or Wait?
Should I Buy Now or Wait? Some Highlights If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again. Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates. Buying a home now means you’ll spend less... Read More
Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again?
Is Home Price Appreciation Accelerating Again? At the beginning of the year, industry forecasts called for home price appreciation to slow to about half of the double-digit increase we saw last year. The thinking was that inventory would increase from record-low levels and put an end to the bidding wars that have driven home prices up over... Read More
1718 Madison Road 17
Condo just listed in Columbia, SC! 1718 Madison Road 17 Talk about LOCATION! Welcome to this immaculate move-in ready 2 BR, 2 BA condo is nestled in the heart of Forest Acres. This condo is on the 2nd floor for quiet living in an established setting. Unit 17 has great natural light, a sunroom that... Read More
4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House
4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your House Homeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This gives homeowners leverage to sell for the best possible terms, and it’s fueling a steady rise in home prices. In such a hot... Read More
Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home
Planning to Move? You Can Still Secure a Low Mortgage Rate on Your Next Home This year, mortgage rates have started to slowly climb above recent record-breaking lows. Many homeowners planning to move may feel like they’ve missed the chance to score a great rate on their next mortgage. In reality, there’s still time to secure a... Read More
How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?
How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment? One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there.... Read More
93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks
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 homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans... Read More