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A Loan That Requires No Down Payment

Being a first-time homebuyer or just a home buyer in the current market is tasking. There are many obstacles to overcome in a seller's market. Qualifying for a mortgage is the first step but with that, you will also need cash out of pocket. For those who can obtain a mortgage but do not have money for out-of-pocket closing expenses, a micromortgage might be the answer. Photo by Anastasiya Gepp from...

2021 Is Not the Year To Sell Your Home By Owner

The COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging the world in many ways. The housing market is still going strong and is predicted to keep doing so. Home prices are on the rise and it has definitely become a seller's market. Even though this is an easy time to sell your home for a great price it doesn't mean you need to try and take on the task yourself. For Sale By Owner (FSBO) might look enticing right now but...

2020 Ended With Homes Sales off the Charts

Photo by Monica Silvestre from Pexels COVID-19 brought a global pandemic and high unemployment in the year 2020 but that has not stopped Americans from purchasing homes. In fact, people are still buying homes at the fastest rate in years. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes sale were at their highest pace in 14 years in October 2020. Homes sold at a swift pace in October, with...

October Sees A Record Housing Market

Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Normally the housing market slows a bit in the fall months. This year that is not the case. October saw record levels according to realtor.com. Houses sold faster this October than they did this September which makes this a first since 2011. “In the fall, we normally see homes sell more slowly and prices pull back from peak levels. But this October, we saw a...

Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1A of Cypress Park While Phase 2 Is Pending Approval

Phase 1A of the new community Cypress Park celebrated the completion of the first 50 homes with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 7, 2020. The ceremony was hosted by developer David Waltemath who plans to have the entire community of 120 homes completed within ten years. Cypress Park, located in Belle Chasse on F. Edward Hebert Boulevard is a new neighborhood with homes from the high $200's. The...

The Importance of Pricing Your Home Right

  The current housing market is booming and buyers are flooding the market. Bidding wars are happening throughout the country and it has definitely proven to be a seller's market. Even though there are bidding wars, pricing your home right is still very important. Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels The National Association of Realtors (NAR) 'US Economic Outlook' reported that existing home...

A Third-Party Inspection Is Important

SK Collaborative, a construction consulting firm that helps industry experts to achieve green building certification for their residential and commercial projects, did a recent study that finds value in a third-party inspection. The company analyzed ten new construction and renovation projects that were recently completed for multifamily affordable housing in Georgia. Around five of these projects also...

A Fourteen Year High for Existing Homes Sales

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that existing home sales reached the highest level it has been in close to 14 years this August. The seasonally adjusted annual rate was 6.00 million in August showing a 2.4% increase for existing homes sales. A big part of the rising numbers is contributed to the rebound the housing market has had because of COVID-19. December 2006 was the last time...

Demand In Homes Above Last Year’s Pace

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels The economy has seen record-breaking home sales through the summer and is still going strong this fall. Buyers are actively looking and purchasing homes faster and the inventory is falling behind. The National Associations of Realtors (NAR) believes this a good time to sell if you are thinking about doing so. According to the NAR's Pending Home Sales...

Today’s Housing Market Benefits for Buyers & Sellers

The current housing market is bustling with activity. There are fantastic opportunities for both the buyer and seller. Today's market has some perks that we just don't see all the time. Here are the top two that are seldomly at one's fingertips. The most talked-about benefit today for a buyer is the average mortgage interest rate. Last month saw the rates hit an all-time low for the eighth time this...

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