Mortgage

April 22, 2019
buying questions

3 Great Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may […]
January 18, 2019
2019 government shutdown

Government Shutdown Impact on Real Estate

The National Association of Realtors recently polled their members to determine the impact of the recent government shutdown. The information from the report was shared in the form of an infographic: Bottom line – different segments of the buying and selling process […]
June 27, 2018

How to Read a Mortgage

Back by popular demand – a quick report on how to read a mortgage! No geese, no goats, no pay -no stay is the simplest way to explain multi-page fine print mortgage documents to today’s real estate buyer. But chickens […]
April 23, 2018

Tips for First Time Home Buyers in Cincinnati

To buy real estate or not to buy?   This is the real question! There isn’t a magic checklist for buyers to use when deciding if it’s the right time to buy.  It’s a great idea- but every first time home […]
March 23, 2018

Do Rising Mortgage Interest Rates Impact Real Estate Prices?

Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing market this year. Keeping Current Matters addressed the […]
December 18, 2017
thinking about real estate

What is I.F.A.?

Many sellers don’t understand the importance of I.F.A. when selling their property.  What is I.F.A.?  Inspections, financing, and appraisal. It’s so easy for sellers to get caught up in getting their house on the market that they don’t take time […]
December 11, 2017
mortgage money, fha, buying a homes,

FHA Raises Loan Limits for Greater Cincinnati

FHA  announced nearly every area of the country will see FHA loan limits increase in 2018. The four counties serving the greater Cincinnati area will benefit from a 6.5% mortgage loan increase.  Currently, FHA borrowers are limited to $275,665 (single-family homes) […]
October 23, 2017
Cost of renting real estate

The Real Cost of Renting vs. Buying

The real cost of renting vs. buying continues to go up as median rental prices rise.  Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a […]
September 12, 2017
buying a home

Fall Housing Market

Most people assume spring is the best time to buy real estate. However, the fall housing market offers some of the best deals for consumers. According to RealtyTrac October is the best month to buy a house. Fewer Buyers:  School […]