Pros and Cons of a 20% Down Payment

While a 20% down payment used to be the norm, now most lenders allow buyers to purchase a home with a much lower down payment – as low as 3% – 5%.  Even with low down payment options, many consider 20% to be the ‘golden rule’ of purchasing a home....

Home Searching Mistakes

When there is low inventory and competition from other buyers, you have to change your approach to the home search. A seller’s market, like the one we are currently experiencing, doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to buy (especially with today’s low mortgage rates). It just...
What Buyers Want

What Buyers Want

There has been a lot of talk about what buyers are looking for as the marketplace’s activity continues to increase. National Association of Realtors recently conducted a survey that questioned what buyers are looking for in a new home.  Below, we go through some...

Reasons Buyers are More Likely to Buy a Home this Year

As the weeks go on, we are seeing more and more buyer activity in our local markets.  In the past two weeks, One + Company had over 100 buyers reach out with questions about specific properties. And in recent a survey conducted by LendingTree, 53% of buyers said they...