• 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

  • Does Your Credit Score Effect Your Homeowners Insurance Cost?

    Does Your Credit Score Effect Your Homeowners Insurance Cost? Your credit score and your insurance payments- what’s the connection? You’re likely not surprised when your loan officer asks for your social security number- a thorough... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chicken Little is Wrong-Homeownership Still the American Dream

    After the harrowing challenges experienced by so many homeowners over the last few years, many housing experts had predicted that the belief in homeownership as a major element of the American Dream would soon die. There is now conclusive evidence... Read More

  • What to Consider When Buying a Second Home

    Sooner or later you may reach a point in your life where you are financially stable and plan to purchase a second home.  For the most part, people who look to buy a second home are either looking at it as an investment or somewhere to... Read More

  • Why Do American Families Buy a Home?

    There is a plethora of opinions voiced by real estate gurus as to why the dream of home ownership is so important to most Americans. However, study after study reveals the same five reasons families decide to buy a home. They… Want a good... Read More

  • Harvard: Homeownership Still the American Dream

    A big question facing the real estate industry over the last few years is how the housing crisis would impact the public’s belief in homeownership as a major component of the American Dream. Many felt the tragedy experienced by so many... Read More