Bold Prediction: Will the Market Crash?

Everyone wants to know: will the real estate market crash?  I’ve had this discussion many times lately, and opinions differ.  With no more expertise than any other armchair economist, here my bold predictions for the rest of 2022. The Important Data Points Listings are increasing in most areas.  This is normal this time of year. ...

The Number One Reason to Sell Your Home Now

If you are in the market to sell your home now in order move up, however, the decision is not so easy.  Inventory is so limited that many homeowners hesitate to sell only because they aren’t sure they will be able to find their next home.  As Shakespeare said, “Aye, there’s the rub.”

How to Skip Mortgage Payments

3/23/2020 | Casey Fleming |  There’s little question that we are already in a recession.  Perhaps you have been affected personally.  If so, you may wonder how to skip mortgage payments. During the Great Recession people lost their homes because they could no longer afford to make their mortgage payments.  The resulting foreclosures exacerbated the downturn...

Do Lower Interest Rates Make Housing More Affordable?

You’ll notice several ways in which the lower interest rates makes a dramatic difference in the cost of owning this home:

How to Give A Down Payment Gift (And Why You Should Do It Now)

Before making any decision to give or not to give because of tax considerations, you must consult with your tax preparer or a qualified CPA. When you do, here are some interesting strategies that you may want to bring up.

Pocket Listings Banned by NAR!

Recognizing that pocket listings do not represent a valuable service to consumers, the new rule was adopted by the NAR Board of Directors on a vote of 729 – 70.

There is No Limit on VA Loans!

6/28/2019 | Casey Fleming | Are you a veteran? Have you ever asked what is the maximum loan amount for a VA loan? Well, now there is no limit. This is HUGE news! Congress passed a bill that eliminates the ceiling on the amount of a VA loan. Before this bill the biggest loan you...

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

One of the biggest myths among home buyers is that they must have 20% down.

After the Peak Will Housing Crash?

Some folks experienced the Great Recession as children or teenagers.  For them the idea that housing prices might level off or even crash is something they’ve heard about, but have never experienced.

The Last GE Appliance I Will Ever Buy

10/17/2017 | Casey Fleming | Do not buy GE appliances. There, I’ve said it. It makes me sad, though, because GE used to be a great company. Here is my story, though, and why I will never buy another GE product. About 10 years ago I remodeled my kitchen. I have a 1926 Craftsman bungalow...