2019 may be proving out to be the year that brings a new hope for homebuyers. The trend started in the spring and is now carrying through to the fall as we enter the new season with another favorable adjustment to the 30-year mortgage rates.
When a home buyer takes out a mortgage loan, they embark on a relationship that may last for decades, so securing the best mortgage loan upfront may be the most important step a homebuyer can make – and now is a great time to start laying the groundwork for acquiring the best mortgage possible.
High winds, wildfires, severe storms that lead to flooding and earthquakes large and small are all issues that every Southern Californian accepts as a potential daily impact, especially as we transition from summer to fall and fall to winter.
If you are among the millions of Americans considering the purchase of a new home, July was a very good month for you. Several weeks ago, the Federal Reserve reduced the key short-term Federal Funds Rate by 25 basis points to a top rate of 2.25 percent.
This summer the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the original GI Bill. In addition to elevating the status of, and increasing funding opportunities for, the Veteran’s Administration, the GI Bill established the VA Home Loan benefit.
Mid-summer is upon us and the holiday season may seem a world away but, for new homebuyers, the space between now and the holidays should be used for long term financial planning.
One of the key points at which a home’s comfort and value converge economically is in the physical maintenance of the home.
For Southern Californians, it is axiomatic that periods of generous rainfall will be followed by warmer-than-usual summers. Our region, which typifies a Mediterranean Climate, exists in a constant state of flux in terms of water supply.
It speaks to the importance of homeownership that today one of the nation’s - and the world’s - most prestigious institutions of learning devotes a special center just to assess and promote understanding of the importance of housing to our nation, our economy and our people.
America celebrates National Homeownership Month in June because it takes an entire month to cover some of the biggest benefits homeownership offers to homeowners, their communities and the economy.
America celebrates National Homeownership month in June in honor of the biggest and best investment most Americans will make in their lifetime.
Home shoppers greeted the final month of our season-long celebration of homeownership with National Homeowner’s Month with some good news.
Buying and maintaining a home can be the best investment any American will make in their lifetime. Investing wisely in the upkeep and renovation of one’s home is crucial to the financial success of the investment. This is the reason we celebrate National Remodeling Month in May as the second of our season-long celebration of the benefits of homeownership.
The nation celebrates National Remodeling Month in May as part of a season-long celebration of homeownership because most homeowners will require the services of a trained- and certified professional remodeler at some point, especially when preparing a home for sale to meet any new standards or codes since the home was originally approved.
Whether to customize a home to meet one’s personal tastes and needs, increase the home’s value, comfort and/or energy-efficiency; or to bring the home to current development standards before it can be placed on the market; at some point, nearly every homeowner will require the services of a trained and certified remodeling professional.
National Remodeling Month in May is the second month of our nation’s season-long celebration of the benefits of homeownership to homeowners, their communities, their families and the economy.
Many Americans start on the path to home ownership thinking their first home needs to be a resale rather than a new home. Several will even focus on finding a ‘fixer upper’ – a term for an existing home that will require some work to make it comfortable and safe.
I chose to celebrate National New Home Month in April by sharing the benefits of new home ownership with all of you. I am hopeful that you will choose to celebrate and support the importance of this month by buying your very first, or second, or third new home.
Growing up in the mid-Atlantic region, I never understood the underlying premise of dystopian-themed movies that depicted a future where water was the new currency or something worth killing for.
In April, Americans celebrate National New Homes Month. The focus of this celebration extends beyond the home itself as new home communities have a far greater reach, including positive impacts to the local environment and the region at large.