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Thursday, December 5, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

What is the Best Investment for Americans?

What is the Best Investment for Americans?


Some are reporting that there is trepidation regarding the real estate market in the United States. Apparently, the American people are quite comfortable.
Porch.com, a major network helping homeowners with their renovation projects, recently conducted a survey which asked Americans:

“What do you believe is the safest investment over the next 10 years?”

U.S. housing came in at number one, beating out other investments such as gold, stocks, bonds, and savings.
Here is a graph showing the top five investments Americans selected:The findings of the Porch.com survey also coincide with two previous surveys done earlier this year:

The Federal Reserve Bank’s 2019 Consumer Expectations Housing Survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment, and that the percentage has increased in each of the last four years.
The Gallup survey&nbs ...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

Rent or Buy, Either Way You're Paying a Mortgage

If you’re ready to put your housing costs to work for you, maybe it’s time to become a homeowner. Let’s connect to determine if moving from renting to buying is right for you.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season





Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the best choice you can make.


Here are seven great reasons not to wait:





Relocation buyers are out there now. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays, and they need their new employees to start as soon as possible.






Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.






You can restrict the showings on your home to days and times that are most convenient for you. You will remain in control.






Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.






There is minimal competition for you as ...

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Friday, November 15, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights:

Historically, the choice between renting and buying a home has been a tough decision.
Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice is clear.
Every market is different. Before you renew your lease, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying a home this year.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019   /   by Teresa Kenney Parker

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor


Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing concern that we’re returning to the bad habits of a decade ago. Let’s alleviate the fears about the current mortgage market.
The Mortgage Bankers’ Association releases an index several times a year titled: The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). According to their website:

“The MCAI provides the only standardized quantitative index that is solely focused on mortgage credit. The MCAI is…a summary measure which indicates the availability of mortgage credit at a point in time.”

Basically, the index determines how easy it is to get a mortgage. The higher ...

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