Your Home's Spring Maintenance Checklist
Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC!
Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year.
Your real estate agent ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 5, 2019 in Selling Your Home
10 Steps to Buying a Home
If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.
Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home.
Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 4, 2019 in Buying a Home
How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You
There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time.
The National ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 3, 2019 in Market Statistics
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale
The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 2, 2019 in Selling Your Home
The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth
“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s)
Even back in the mid-1800s, people ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on April 1, 2019 in Misc
GRAND OPENING OF THE TURQUOISE MUSEUM - DOWNTOWN
This spring, the Turquoise Museum is celebrating the opening of its brand new location in Downtown Albuquerque.
View some of the world's rarest and most collectible pieces of turquoise and turquoise jewelry. Learn fascinating information about ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 30, 2019 in Local News
Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!
According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expectan estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year.
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 29, 2019 in Buying a Home
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring
When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
Your real estate agent will have a list of specific ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 28, 2019 in For Sale
Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?
In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 27, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?
Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream.
Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 26, 2019 in Buying a Home
What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?
There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are misinformed!
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 25, 2019 in Buying a Home
Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!
Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 22, 2019 in Buying a Home
Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream
“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 21, 2019 in Market Statistics
7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!
Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 20, 2019 in Buying a Home
What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?
In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 19, 2019 in Buying a Home
Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This Spring
Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018.
Take advantage of more inventory coming to market in the spring to find your dream home!
Buying now will allow you to start earning equity ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 18, 2019 in Buying a Home
Commission OK's Oxbow Development
BY JESSICA DYER / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Published: Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 7:46pm
Despite hours of public testimony from opponents that veered from highly technical arguments about development law to impassioned ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 15, 2019 in Local News
4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring
Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 15, 2019 in Buying a Home
Preparing to Spring Forward
In the majority of the country, this weekend marks the start of Daylight Savings Time as we set our clocks forward an hour on Sunday at 2:00 AM EST.
Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 14, 2019 in Selling Your Home
Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time
Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic slowdown is in the near future:
“While only ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 13, 2019 in Market Statistics