Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in ...
Posted by Hank Greer on April 7, 2021
There's No Reason To Panic Over Today's Lending Standards
Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors ...
Posted by Hank Greer on April 1, 2021
Should We Fear the Surge in Cash-Out Refinances?
Freddie Mac recently released their Quarterly Refinance Statistics report which covers refinances through 2020. The report explains that the dollar ...
Posted by Hank Greer on March 24, 2021
Will the Housing Market Bloom This Spring?
Spring is almost here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues on, it's certain to be ...
Posted by Hank Greer on March 11, 2021
6 Simple Graphs Proving This Is Nothing Like Last Time
Last March, many involved in the residential housing industry feared the market would be crushed under the pressure of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic....
Posted by Hank Greer on March 10, 2021
How Upset Should You Be about 3% Mortgage Rates?
Last Thursday, Freddie Mac announced that their 30-year fixed mortgage rate was over 3% (3.02%) for the first time since last July. That news ...
Posted by Hank Greer on March 9, 2021
Home Prices: What Happened in 2020? What Will Happen This Year?
The real estate market was on fire during the second half of 2020. Buyer demand was up, and the supply of homes available for sale hit record lows. ...
Posted by Hank Greer on March 2, 2021
The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What it Means for You
We're currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate ...
Posted by Hank Greer on February 24, 2021
Home Mortgage Rates by Decade
Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably over the past year, and compared to what we've seen in recent decades, it's a ...
Posted by Hank Greer on February 19, 2021
Will Low Mortgage Rates Continue through 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 ...
Posted by Hank Greer on February 19, 2021
47% of New Buyers Surprised by How Affordable Homes Are Today
Headlines matter. Right now, it's hard to read about real estate without seeing a headline that suggests homes have become unaffordable for most ...
Posted by Hank Greer on February 11, 2021
3 Reasons We're Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble
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 ...
Posted by Hank Greer on February 9, 2021
What Record-Low Housing Inventory Means for You
The real estate market is expected to do very well in 2021, with mortgage rates that are hovering at historic lows and forecasted by experts to ...
Posted by Hank Greer on January 29, 2021
What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy ...
Posted by Hank Greer on January 25, 2021
Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?
At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners ...
Posted by Hank Greer on January 13, 2021
What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?
According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. ...
Posted by Hank Greer on January 11, 2021
Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market
The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect ...
Posted by Hank Greer on January 5, 2021
2021 Housing Forecast
Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market.
With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is ...
Posted by Hank Greer on December 18, 2020