2018 was a year full of discouraged home buyers, the market soared with low interest rates and the influx of younger, first time home buyers; resulting in home prices rising and inventory decreasing faster than it could be replenished. If you were able to buy a home in 2018 consider yourself fortunate. Those that have… [Read More]
Why are You Buying a Home?
This is a question I ask almost every client. “Why are you buying a home?”. I feel it’s a good question to gauge peoples reasoning for making this move. Many understand the concepts of equity and you tend to get more square footage for your money with a home, some want to grow their family… [Read More]
Historic Real Estate in Green Bay Wis.
Green Bay is a city rich in history, it’s home to more than 50 historical buildings spread throughout the city. Some buildings were constructed by architectural firms in the early 1900’s, some by people who used them as their personal living quarters far before that (as far back as 1838) Here is a list of… [Read More]
Mortgage Rate Prediction 2019-2020
The Federal Reserve just conducted their 4th meeting of 2019. These meetings discuss the direction of our financial policy and directly influence mortgage rates. Over the last few years the reserve has kept rates low with a few rises here and there. The goal has been to maintain the economy in the steadiest way possible. … [Read More]
These Home Projects Give You The Most Value
You’ve just bought a home or you have some disposable cash and feel it’s time to remodel, there are several different types of renovations you can undergo. You could tackle the wiring or windows, or you can work on more visual overhaul of the bathrooms and kitchen. Which one will give you the most return… [Read More]
How to Save Money on Your Rent
Saving money on your rent starts before you even sign the lease, there are a few things to take into consideration to really capture those savings per month. Choose Your Location Wisely When you start apartment hunting you should be sure about the locations you choose. There are a few factors to keep in mind… [Read More]
How to cancel your FHA mortgage insurance
In 20012 the FHA made the mortgage insurance on their loans temporary, it would cancel out when the borrower reached 22% equity. In July of 2013 they changed that rule and made mortgage insurance permanent for any borrower who put less than 10% down on their purchase. That means borrowers who put the minimum 3.5%… [Read More]
What Is My Home Worth?
Putting the data in your hands: We’ve designed a useful tool for realtors, lenders and clients alike. A way to get a detailed report on your home and include the potential value. The report covers a variety of information you may not have previously considered, including future value forecast, comparable properties that have sold recently… [Read More]
Home Inspections and Appraisals
There are two pivotal times in every clients loan that always cause tension: the home inspection and the appraisal. Likely because these two reports will decipher the value and quality of the home buyers purchase, it’s no wonder they are biting their fingernails waiting for the results. I see quite a few real estate agents… [Read More]
2019: Best Year For Real Estate?
2018 we saw some crazy ups and downs with the market, one of the largest stock market declines in recent years, some of the lowest and highest mortgage rates in the recent years, and it’s all due to the Federal Reserves actions. The Federal Reserve indicates that we will see two rate hikes in 2019. … [Read More]