Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump the brakes. Today, there’s still a common myth that you have ... Continue Reading » about Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?
We are ambassadors for Focus On Energy. Focus on Energy works on empowering the people and businesses of Wisconsin to make smart energy decisions at an affordable price. Focus on Energy allows us to offer a kit to our new homebuyers to get you started on making energy efficiency improvements in your ... Continue Reading » about Focus on Energy Kits for Our New Homebuyers
In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live. This year, rather than delaying their home purchases, buyers – alongside ... Continue Reading » about A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World
“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a ... Continue Reading » about The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of ... Continue Reading » about Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership. Recent data from the Federal Reserve indicates the net worth of a homeowner is actually over 40 times greater than that of a renter. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying a home, especially ... Continue Reading » about A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s