Gillian Cunningham's Blog Posts

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3 Tips For Making Your Dream Home A Reality INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every...

The 1 Reason To List Your House Today
Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than ther...

Home Prices Up 7 From Last Year
According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, national home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month...

Why Is There So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage
Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that they need to know everything about you ...

5 Reasons To Sell This Winter
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors...

Median Days On The Market Drops To 34 INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indic...

The Real Reason Home Prices Are Increasing
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (dat...

2 Charts That Show The Truth About Home Affordability
There is a lot of discussion about the current state of housing affordability for both first-time and move-up buyers, and much of the narrative is tarnished with a negative slant. ...

Low Interest Rates Have A High Impact On Your Purchasing Power
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.92%, which is still near...

The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dr...

Bubble Alert Is It Getting Too Easy To Get A Mortgage
There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage ...

Access Is An Important Factor In Getting Your House SOLD
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to pro...

Homeowners Your House Must Be Sold TWICE
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by ...

7 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season
Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on t...

5 Reasons Homeownership Makes Cents
The American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. Recent reports show that the US homeownership rate has rebounded from recent lows and is headed in the right direct...

Multigenerational Households May Be The Answer To Price Increases
Multigenerational homes are coming back in a big way! In the 1950s, about 21%, or 32.2 million Americans shared a roof with their grown children or parents. According to an ar...

Low Inventory Causes Home Prices To Maintain Fast Growth
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Quarterly Metro Home Price Report last week. The report revealed that severely lacking inv...

Dont Let Fear Stop You From Applying For A Mortgage
A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to...

Buying A Home Can Be Scary Unless You Know The Facts INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from even trying! Here...

How To Save On A Mortgage Payment Whether Buying Or Selling
In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or b...

The 1 Reason To List Your House NOW
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released the results of their latest Existing Home Sales Report which revealed that sales rose 0.7% month-over-month,...

The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A Home INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced...

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting In 39 States
In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in ...

Thinking Of Selling You Should Do It TODAY
That headline might be a little aggressive; however, as August 2017’s housing market data begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT I...

Builder Offering To Pay Off Student Loans For Buyers
Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt. Depending on the type of degree earn...

Millionaire To Millennials Buy A Home Now
In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buyi...

The Mortgage Process What You Need To Know INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Take ad...

You Dont Want To Hear This From Your Listing Agent
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market valu...

Which Homes Have Increased In Value The Most
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual...

Should I Buy A Home Now Or Wait Until Next Year INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of t...

Thinking Of Selling Your Home Competition Is Coming
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U...

What To Look For In Your Real Estate Team
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found t...

More Than Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs
According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage.After surveying...

How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your Home
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are tw...

Why Are So Few Homes For Sale
There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelmi...

5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors&n...

Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose To Buy INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of livin...

Report Homeownership Is A Precondition Of The American Dream
Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report which showed that Americans still see homeownership as an integral piece of the American Dream. Th...

Happily Ever Homeowner
Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is n...

Looking For Your Dream Home Know What You Want Vs What You Need
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking ...

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports tha...

Homeowners Do You Know Your Homes Value
The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. The relea...

How Supply And Demand Impacts Real Estate Home Values INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: The concept of supply & demand is a simple one. The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low & the demand for that item is high! Anythi...

America Needs Your House
The biggest challenge in today’s real estate market is a lack of housing inventory. How big of a challenge is the housing shortage? Here are what four industry economists are say...

Number Of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10 Hits 7 Year High
According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last ...

Top 5 A Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to buy your dream home, or sell your current house, is one of the most ‘educated’ decisions you can make! A real estate pro...

Want To Keep Up With The Joneses Nows The Time
Does your current house fit your needs? Does it seem like everyone else is moving up and moving on to more luxurious surroundings? Are you wondering what it would take to start liv...

Housing Inventory Hits 30Year Low
Spring is traditionally the busiest season for real estate. Buyers, experiencing cabin fever all winter, emerge like flowers through the snow in search of their dream home. Homeown...


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