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Monthly Archives: March 2020

    The Economic Impact of Buying a Home

    By John Durham | March 31, 2020

      We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are changing... Read More

    The Best Advice Doesn’t Mean Perfect Advice

    By John Durham | March 30, 2020

    The angst caused by the coronavirus has most people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations. It’s at times like these when we want exact information about anything we’re doing – even the correct protocol for grocery shopping. That information brings knowledge, and this gives us a sense of relief and comfort. If... Read More

    What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By John Durham | March 27, 2020

    Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like down payments, and get pre-approved today. Read More

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    By John Durham | March 27, 2020

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    Why the Stock Market Correction Probably Won’t Impact Home Values

    By John Durham | March 24, 2020

    With the housing crash of 2006-2008 still visible in the rear-view mirror, many are concerned the current correction in the stock market is a sign that home values are also about to tumble. What’s taking place today, however, is nothing like what happened the last time. The S&P 500 did fall by over fifty percent... Read More

    A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

    By John Durham | March 20, 2020

      Some Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an economic slowdown. The good news is, home values actually increased in 3 of the last 5 U.S. recessions and decreased by less than 2% in the 4th. All things considered, an economic slowdown does not equal a housing crisis, and this will not be a repeat... Read More

    Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

    By John Durham | March 18, 2020

      The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the barriers... Read More

    5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

    By John Durham | March 16, 2020

      With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview:... Read More

    How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

    By John Durham | March 2, 2020

    If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,962 when filing their taxes... Read More