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Monthly Archives: March 2019

    Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

    By John Durham | March 25, 2019

    According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in... Read More

    Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cone today to celebrate first day of Spring

    By John Durham | March 20, 2019

      It’s not exactly warm outside but you can still celebrate the first day of Spring in a cool way. Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream Wednesday to mark the first official day of spring. The free small vanilla cone will be available at all participating locations on March 20 (Sorry! No mall... Read More

    What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?

    By John Durham | March 20, 2019

    There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed! Only 25% of the Americans have a FICO® Score between 740 and 800. Here is the breakdown... Read More

    Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

    By John Durham | March 18, 2019

    Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a... Read More

    What’s Going On With Bidding Wars?

    By John Durham | March 13, 2019

    In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot satisfy the number of buyers who want to purchase a home. According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, bidding... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

    By John Durham | March 11, 2019

    Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to... Read More