New Home Construction Costs – How much will you pay?

The cost to build a new house continues to rise, especially after the passing of the 2008 recession. Some of the factors that contribute to these rising costs include the cost of raw material, demand for new homes, and more. In 2018, the average cost to build a new house was $291,161. If you were […]

Learn About The Pros and Cons of Owning a Home

Many people believe that owning a home is the cornerstone of living the American dream. For many others, it can be their worst nightmare. For obvious reasons, purchasing a home is likely going to be the most significant financial decision you will ever make. So before you decide to commit to this substantial economic undertaking […]

Couples Lead the Way in New Mortgages

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs. However, many couples […]

The Simple Cost Of A Mortgage Payment Without PMI

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even […]

Is Buying a Home More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding?

Some Highlights: According to a new survey from Open Listings, 62% of Americans ages 25-54 believe that buying a home is more stressful than planning a wedding. Many young couples are saving for a wedding and a home at the same time. The average US wedding now costs 66% of a median home down payment, according to The […]

Do You Need An Agent To Buy New Home Construction?

Buying new home construction from a builder is a little different than buying an older home from its owner. To start with, you aren’t able to choose from a list of upgrades and customizations when buying an existing home. You’re also entering a transaction with someone who has an attachment to the home they’re selling […]