• Who Still Believes in the American Dream of Homeownership

    The concept of homeownership as the American Dream is not dead—at least not among Millennials and non-Whites, according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI). Although they have yet to make their full homebuying force felt,... Read More

  • Are The Kids Finally Moving Out?

    1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around. According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically.... Read More

  • The Importance of Home Equity to a Family

    There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home owning family now has. The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard... Read More

  • 1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing the Real Estate Party

    There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that they are now entering the market in increasing numbers. The most recent Existing... Read More

  • Guess Where Residential Rents are Heading

    Each month, many people are faced with the decision of renewing their rental lease for another year or purchasing their first home. One of the questions that must be answered before they make a decision is – “Where are rents... Read More

  • Today Kicks Off National Homeownership Month.

    National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his... Read More

  • Cory Kasten Named Wyoming Lender of the Year.

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that long-time mortgage professional Cory Kasten NMLS 262697 | WY MLO #218, has been recognized by the WCDA as their “Wyoming Lender of the Year.” This prestigious award was presented last week... Read More

  • McGinnis Team Market Update April 2015 - Spring Cleaning Edition

    Spring is here and that means spring cleaning!  Here are a few top notch people that can help you with your spring cleaning and organizing efforts.  These people are great professionals and will take very good care of you.  Painter... Read More

  • Home Sales Skyrocketing.

    Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase over the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September... Read More

  • Dos and Donts for Increasing Your Credit Scores

    DO:  HAVE AT LEAST ONE OPEN AND ACTIVE CREDIT CARD  KEEP CREDIT CARD BALANCES LESS THAN 30% OF THE LIMIT  USE YOUR CREDIT CARD MONTHLY TO BUILD CREDIT WITH ACTIVITY   DON’TS:  DON’T CLOSE CREDIT CARDS ... Read More

  • 5 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

    Are you thinking of selling your house? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of... Read More

  • March 2015 McGinnis Team Update

    Wills are a very important component of an overall financial plan.  If you have a mortgage, that means you own real estate.  If you should pass or if there is an accident where you need someone to take care of your affairs while you... Read More

  • Becky Mulhollen Elected Board Chair for The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee

    Wallick & Volk would like to congratulate Becky Mulhollen, Mortgage Consultant in the Bellevue branch, on being elected Board Chair for the Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee. Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassadors... Read More

  • Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage

    There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your... Read More

  • Need a Fresh Start from a Bankruptcy, Short Sale, Foreclosure?

    Have you had a Bankruptcy, Short Sale or Foreclosure? Looking to buy or refinance a home? No need to wait, the WV Fresh Start Program is for you! Contact today for details!  PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS No seasoning on derogatory credit... Read More