• 3 Tips to Succeed in Today's Real Estate Market

    In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you can take to ensure you are most prepared for success when buying a home. The 3 tips we... Read More

  • Preparing Financially for the Mortgage Process

    Purchasing a home is exciting and adventurous. Home buyers, particularly first-time home buyers, typically don’t know a lot about the process of financing a home. To avoid making mistakes, you need to know what you should expect. It is... Read More

  • Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better

    Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American... Read More

  • Millennials Eager to Become Homebuyers

    According to a 2017 online survey conducted by the University of Michigan, Millennials are eager to put down roots and enjoy the “freedom” that comes from homeownership—with 95 percent of those surveyed saying they are actively... Read More

  • Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home

    CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity... Read More

  • Homeownership is a Good Financial Investment

    According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing... Read More

  • 4 Tips for Effectively Making An Offer

    So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that... Read More

  • 5 Reasons Summer 2017 Is the Best Time to Buy

    Summer is usually the housing industry’s busy season for good reason, but a few things could make 2017 one of the best opportunities to buy for a long time. 1. Housing inventory is shrinking An interesting trend this year? Tightening housing... Read More

  • Do You Know the Cost of Not Owning Your Home

    Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has... Read More

  • 5 Ways to Raise Your FICO Score

    Raise Your Credit Score Today It's always a good time to set new goals and every consumer should consider making time to improve their FICO credit score. Not only can improving your FICO credit score improve your chances of obtaining a... Read More

  • Your Tax Return - Bring It Home

    This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently surveyed Americans and asked the question... Read More

  • Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help

    Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is... Read More

  • Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs

    A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as... Read More

  • Home Loan Size Hits New Record, Powered by Low Mortgage Rates.

    Real estate lending is now in record territory, in large measure because of lagging mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association the average purchase mortgage is now $318,200, the highest level on record since the... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk wins Victoria Advocate's Best of the Best 2017

    ... Read More