A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is ... Continue Reading » about Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs
Various real estate posts about buying and selling a home in the Madison area.
Today we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real estate specifically, equitable access to housing has come a long way, but the path to homeownership is still steeper for households of color. The Gap in Homeownership Rate in ... Continue Reading » about Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans
According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one of the top challenges buyers face in today’s housing market is finding a home that meets their needs. That’s largely because the inventory of homes for sale is so low ... Continue Reading » about Are There More Homes Coming to the Market?
If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve likely heard about rising inflation. You’re also likely feeling the impact in your day-to-day life as prices go up for gas, groceries, and more. These rising consumer costs can put a pinch on your wallet and make you re-evaluate any big purchases ... Continue Reading » about How Homeownership Can Help Shield You from Inflation
Being intentional and competitive are musts when buying a home this season. That’s why pre-approval is so important today. Pre-approval from a lender is the only way to know your true price range and how much money you can borrow for your loan. Peter Warden, Editor of The Mortgage ... Continue Reading » about Why Pre-Approval and Choosing a Local Lender Is an Important Step for Today’s Homebuyers
Some Highlights If you’re a homeowner, your net worth has gotten a big boost. That’s because recent home price appreciation has increased your equity.Your equity grows as you pay down your loan and as your home increases in value. Over the past year, the ... Continue Reading » about Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?