Joe Gonzalez - FHA & 1st Time Homebuyer for King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting & surrounding areas

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2019 

The average size of an American home has been increasing since the 1970s. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) reports that, in 1973, the median size for a new home in the United States was 1,660 square feet.Over the past 45 years or so, this increased by more than 1,000 square feet. The media...
08/30/2019
Many baby boomers are reaching retirement age. If they set up their financial planning well, while younger, they should have accumulated enough wealth to have some discretionary money available for making investments.Others, who may be just starting out, have some investment capital but not neces...
08/29/2019
Last week’s economic news included readings  from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and July readings on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on initial jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.NAHB: Home Builder Sentiment Remains Hi...
08/26/2019
It’s often harder to make friends as an adult than it is when you’re a child. It’s even more challenging to make adult friends when you move into a new neighborhood. You may feel like people already have their own group of friends and aren’t looking to include newcomers. Of course, that’s just an...
08/23/2019
There are a few things to consider, when selling a home, that will help you maximize your potential for a better sales price. Seasoned real estate professionals are one of your best resources for these tips.The Buyer’s First Impression Is EmotionalThe first goal is to improve the buyer’s first im...
08/22/2019
The rapidly rising home prices currently found in many parts of the United States make it seem like the Great Recession of 2008 never happened. It took approximately eight years for home prices to recover the values that were equivalent to those they had before the recession.After reaching this p...
08/21/2019
Last week’s economic news included readings  from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index and July readings on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on initial jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.NAHB: Home Builder Sentiment Remains Hi...
08/19/2019
Don’t panic, a looming recession may be good news for those wanting to sell their homes. The experts say this recession may happen in 2020, so there is still plenty of time to make plans for how to deal with a potential economic downturn.In many parts of America, especially in popular cities, the...
08/16/2019
When viewing a potential home, how much consideration should you give to the surrounding land?In many ways, the land should be carefully regarded, since land is the thing that is hardest to alter. You can rip up carpet, paint walls and even knock down walls, but it takes a lot more effort to chan...
08/14/2019
Last week’s economic releases included readings on consumer credit, job openings and weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims.Consumer Credit Use, Job Openings Slow in JuneConsumer credit use slowed in June as credit card use lost ground. Non-revolving credit, which typicall...
08/13/2019
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