moveup buyers: What's Keeping Buyers Out of the Market - 12/27/19 06:29 AM
60% of buyers paid for their down payment by saving according to the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, recently released in San Francisco at the National Association of REALTORS Convention.  The most difficult step in the process was saving for a down payment cited by 13% of respondents.
 
51% of those surveyed mentioned student loans as the main deterrent to saving.  Credit card debt was mentioned by 45% which is up from 37% in 2018.  Car loans were stated by 38% which is up three percentage points from the previous year.
Childcare was cited by 16% of the … (1 comments)

moveup buyers: When a House Becomes a Happy Home - 12/24/19 05:41 AM
We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership.
No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones. Here are some of the reasons why
1. Owning your home offers stability to start and raise a familyFrom the best neighborhoods to the top school districts, even those … (0 comments)

moveup buyers: Is It Risky to Buy a New Home Before Selling My Current One? - 12/17/19 03:56 AM
Which comes first, the chicken (buying a new home) or the egg (selling your current home)? There is no simple answer. Knowing and understanding your options can help you make the decision that’s right for you. There can be several advantages to buying a new home before selling your current one, so we've broken down a few things you should consider.
 
Timing Your Move
 
You can take your time with the buying and moving process. You’ll have more time to shop for a new home that has the features and location that you want. Then once you buy your … (1 comments)