Monthly Archives: August 2017


Put your money in – 20 facts about down payments and down payment assistance programs

In decades past, buying a home meant coming up with at least 20% of the purchase price. But these days, the average home buyer has a tough time putting anywhere near 20% down when they purchase a home. In fact, last year, the average down payment on a single family home purchase was only 14.8%. […]

Meet the Millennials (and learn how they’re buying, selling, and viewing real estate)

Are you a Realtor, a homeowner looking to attract to attract a buyer and sell your home, or just thinking about getting into the real estate market soon and wonder who your competition will be? I’d like you to meet the Millennials, the demographic that’s on the cusp of dominating our population and society – […]

Looking into the mortgage crystal ball with Fannie Mae’s Lender Survey

If we want to understand the factors that drive the mortgage market, there are plenty of sources for great information across the lending and real estate industry. However, one invaluable resource that is underutilized is Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. Set up to mirror their National Housing Survey that polls consumer sentiment about mortgages […]

The Final Word on FSBOs – Statistics reveal if For Sale by Owner really works

If you’re looking to sell your home, you have two options. The first, and by far the most popular option, is to enlist the help of a real estate agent, or Realtor. While this is the most efficient and practical way to sell your home, it will also cost you about 6% of your proceeds […]