• 5 Reasons You Should Not do For Sale by Owner

    Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of our reasons: 1.... Read More

  • More Americans Confident about Buying

    Last week, Fannie Mae released their January 2014 National Housing Survey results.  Two categories reported all-time survey highs. 52% of respondents thought it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today 70% of... Read More

  • Home Sales Reach Seven Year High

    There are many naysayers declaring that the housing market is still challenged. Young adults are burdened with too much student debt. Interest rate increases are killing demand. Homeownership is no longer seen as part of the American Dream. We just... Read More

  • Zillow Negative Equity Rate Falls at Record Pace

    The national negative equity rate dropped at its fastest pace ever in the third quarter, falling to 21 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, said Zillow, Seattle. The company’s third quarter Negative Equity Report said nearly 10.8 million... Read More

  • A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market?

    We have previously talked about the diminishing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree. The survey revealed three... Read More

  • Ignoring Insurance Risks Can Be Costly

    One of the first stages during the hunt for a new home is crunching the numbers to figure out your budget. And no matter how high or low that budget may be, prospective homebuyers should take into consideration the cost of insuring the home. It's... Read More

  • Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years

    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring

    Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory... Read More

  • The Importance of the Latino Market in Real Estate

    Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey examined the attitudes among the Hispanic population toward homeownership, getting a mortgage and the expectations for future homeownership, in order to have a better understanding of the potential impact of this... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

    The real estate market is a place where most people will make their largest investment ever. It is a place where fortunes can be, and often are, made.  It is not a place, however, for you to “wing it”. While the myriad TV shows... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage Helps Wounded Veterans

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced their participation in a special campaign called Heroes to Homeowners. Through this program, Wallick & Volk will sponsor a mortgage-free home presentation for a deserving combat wounded veteran. The Heroes... Read More

  • 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

    Eric Belsky Released a new paper on Homeownership – The Dream Lives On: The Future of Homeownership in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider when buying a home. Here are the five reasons, each... Read More

  • Knowing Your Options for the Fixer Upper

    The fixer-upper properties on the market will give you more purchasing power when shopping for a new home. Bargains can be found in homes that have been foreclosed, seized by the government or just fallen out of repair due to homeowner neglect.... Read More

  • Buyers Window of Opportunity Still Open

    The Fed recently announced they would continue their current pace of purchasing bonds until the economy was stronger. This bond purchasing program is the reason that mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. Rates began to increase over the last... Read More

  • 5 Reasons to Buy A Home Now Instead of Spring

    Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying: Supply Is Shrinking With inventory... Read More