There's been some interesting news already this week from The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), better known as Fannie Mae, the government sponsored, leading source of financing for mortgage lenders. Fannie Mae reports that its Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose by 3.3 points in July to 86.5. This an all-time survey high, indicating a very … Continue reading Home Buying Sentiment Reaches a New High – Are You Ready to take Advantage?
While more and more people are buying homes these days, this doesn’t mean that the rental sector is any less popular. All future predictions are for an even more lucrative renting environment, so the attraction of developing a rental property portfolio and a consequent passive income stream is definitely growing. Just last week, for example, … Continue reading Five Key Considerations When Choosing a Rental Investment Property
Let's face it, the time you're going to learn the most about the house purchasing process is when you first buy. It's been said that one in five first time homeowners experience some sort of regret after the deal has closed. We thought it would be a good idea to provide some tips on eliminating … Continue reading Top Tips on Avoiding First Time Buyer Remorse
Many homeowners will remember the pain caused by The Great Recession years, not least the dramatic effect it often had on the home equity they had built-up. How great, then, to be able to report that home equity has been making a stunning comeback over the past few years of recovery. According to a recent … Continue reading The Amazing Comeback of Home Equity
It's now officially summer and it's fair to say that the local real estate market is sizzling hot too. This has already been a remarkable year for home sellers and, now that we're at peak season, things only look like getting even better. While it's totally your decision when is the right time for your … Continue reading Six Top Reasons Why Right Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home
An Albuquerque Journal online article certainly grabbed our attention earlier today. The report said that latest Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released today, is slightly above the peak it reached prior to recession in July 2006, rising 5.5% between September 2016 and September 2015. While this offers a national snapshot, and there are … Continue reading A Timely Reminder of Just How Competitive Mortgage Rates Still Are
Let's face it, every home seller wants to close the deal in record time and for the best return. But while that's a given, sometimes every minute really does count. A typical example would be when a job move is imminent or if, for any reason, a delay in changing home is simply not an … Continue reading Three Big Mistakes Home Sellers In A Hurry Cannot Afford To Make
We hope you enjoyed a fabulous festive season and are now all set and excited for what lies ahead in 2017. Are you planning to sell your home this year? If so, it's never too early to be making plans for when you do list, even if you don't envisage doing so for a little … Continue reading Is Your Home Ready for a 2017 Sale?
As real estate professionals, it's our job to guide you through the entire home selling process in as seamless and straightforward a manner as possible. We do, however, come across many sellers who have had bad experiences before they met us and it occurred to us that maybe there's some merit in sharing a handful … Continue reading Six Common Home Seller Mistakes And How To Avoid Them!
As we've been reporting on this blog for some time, the extreme buoyancy of the current Albuquerque area real estate market is frequently leading to multiple offers for homes. This, of course, is just about the best news any seller can have, as it more and more often results in the sold price exceeding the … Continue reading Dealing Effectively With Multiple Offers For Your Albuquerque Area Home