Blog Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State There has been a lot of talk about the falling homeownership rate in the United States. In December 2004, the homeownership rate reached an all-time high of 69.4%, while the… Written by Steve Baker November 3, 2016 No Comments What to Expect When Home Inspecting So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have… Written by Steve Baker November 3, 2016 No Comments Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro… Written by Steve Baker November 3, 2016 No Comments Sales of Distressed Properties Hit New Low The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report revealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sales in September. This is down from… Written by Steve Baker November 3, 2016 No Comments Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If… Written by Steve Baker October 22, 2016 No Comments The ‘Great News’ About Rising Prices Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. In some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot… Written by Steve Baker October 21, 2016 No Comments 7 Graphs That Show the Real Estate Market Is Back! [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Distressed property sales fell to its lowest number since NAR began tracking it in 2008. As you can see, with less distressed properties, sales are up in all… Written by Steve Baker October 21, 2016 No Comments The Summit Open House Sunday | October 23rd | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hosted by: REALTOR® Howard Kance of Rinehart Realty 1962 Olde Oxford Court | Rock Hill, SC 29732 Beds: 4… Written by Steve Baker October 21, 2016 No Comments How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.47%. Rates have remained at or below 3.5% each of… Written by Steve Baker October 18, 2016 No Comments Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750 The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in… Written by Steve Baker October 17, 2016 1 Comment 1...90919293...98 Contact Us Now First Name Last Name Email Address Phone Number Message Any questions, comments, or feedback Submit Now!