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Monthly Archives: February 2021

    Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 2021?

    By Brian Ladd | February 18, 2021

    With mortgage interest rates hitting record lows so many times recently, some are wondering if we’ll see low rates continue throughout 2021, or if they’ll start to rise. Recently, Freddie Mac released their quarterly forecast, noting: “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit a record low over a dozen times in 2020 and the low interest rate environment is projected to continue... Read More

    3 Ways You’ll Win When You Buy a Home This Year

    By Brian Ladd | February 16, 2021

    There are so many great reasons to purchase a home, and over the past year, we’ve realized more of them than we ever thought possible. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, having a home of your own can give you a greater sense of security and accomplishment in a time that’s largely uncertain. If you’re a... Read More

    47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today

    By Brian Ladd | February 12, 2021

    Headlines matter. Right now, it’s hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become unaffordable for most Americans. In reality, there’s hard evidence that shows how owning a home is more affordable than renting in most parts of the country, as record-low interest rates are keeping monthly mortgage payments about 23% lower than... Read More

    3 Reasons We’re Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

    By Brian Ladd | February 9, 2021

    Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1.... Read More