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
2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell
Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.
The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 12, 2019 in Selling Your Home
How to Have a Unique Open House
According to the National Association of Realtors, total inventory has been growing for six months straight, as has the number of buyers looking to find their dream home. In a market where inventory is increasing, you ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 11, 2019 in Selling Your Home
The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!
Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 8, 2019 in Market Statistics
Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country!
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.
In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.
Based on the latest numbers, ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 7, 2019 in Market Statistics
No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing
Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time ...
Posted by Missy Ashcraft on March 6, 2019 in Market Statistics