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 ... Continue Reading » about 93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks
Buying a Home
Madison Lifestyle provides you tips on buying a home in the Madison WI area.
The Hawks Landing Neighborhood is beautifully situated on the west side of Madison off of Pleasant View Road. Hawks Landing real estate features 300 upscale homes located along the scenic Hawks Landing Golf Course. The golf course is a 18 hole championship course and is semi-private but it is always ... Continue Reading » about Hawks Landing Neighborhood
Today’s real estate market is one of the fastest-moving in recent memory. With record-low inventory in many market segments, we’re seeing multiple offers—and sometimes even bidding wars—for homes in the most sought-after neighborhoods. This has led some sellers to question the need for an agent. ... Continue Reading » about Can I Buy or Sell a Home Without a Real Estate Agent?
For generations, the homebuying process never really changed. The seller would try to estimate the market value of the home and tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price of the house. Buyers would then try to determine how much less ... Continue Reading » about Why You Should Think About Listing Prices Like an Auction’s Reserve Price
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough ... Continue Reading » about What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?
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 ... Continue Reading » about How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?