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
Belief in Homeownership as an Investment is Far from Dead
Following last year’s real estate market was like riding a rollercoaster. The market started off strong in 2018 and then softened before finishing with a mild flurry. However, one thing that did not waiver was America’s belief that ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 9, 2019 in Misc
How to Save Thousands of Dollars in Interest on Your Mortgage
One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on January 2, 2019 in Misc
2008 vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?
Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number of “cash-out” refinances begins to approach numbers last seen during the crash, some are afraid ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on December 12, 2018 in Misc
Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data covers responses from 2013-2016.
The study revealed that ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on December 10, 2018 in Misc
Easy Ways to Support Our Albuquerque Small Businesses!
With Small Business Saturday happening this weekend, we wanted to remind you of some easy ways to support small businesses in Albuerquerque!
Shop local! The obvious way to support our local businesses is to do your holiday shopping with them. ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on November 21, 2018 in Misc
5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on August 22, 2018 in Misc