Author: Kim Beerman

  • Myths About the 2024 Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Myths About the 2024 Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Some Highlights When it comes to the current housing market, there are some myths circling around right now. Some of the more common ones are that it’s better to wait for mortgage rates to fall or prices to crash. But there are others about the supply of homes for sale and down payments.  Lean on…

  • Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

    Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

    Over the past year or so, a lot of people have been talking about how tough it is to buy a home. And while there’s no arguing affordability is still tight, there are signs it’s starting to get a bit better and may improve even more throughout the year. Elijah de la Campa, Senior Economist…

  • Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?

    Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?

    You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s more affordable to rent right now than it is to buy a home. And while that may be true in some markets if you just look at typical monthly payments, there’s one thing that the numbers aren’t factoring in: and that’s home equity. Here’s…

  • Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

    Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

    If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question for you. In the housing market, there’s a longstanding relationship between mortgage rates and buyer demand. Typically, the…

  • Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your…

  • What You Really Need To Know About Home Price Headlines

    What You Really Need To Know About Home Price Headlines

    According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the people worried about that, here’s what you need to know. A lot of that fear is probably coming from what you’re hearing in the media or reading online. But…