Should You Sell Your Home?

Should You Sell Your Home?

Could now be a good time to sell your home? The Dow Jones Industrial Average is just under 25,000.  Deputy chief economist Len Kiefer announced a positive economic outlook saying “Treasury yields are higher and the economy has strengthened since December”.  As a...
Tax Bill Explained

Tax Bill Explained

Tax Cuts & Jobs Act:  How will the new tax laws affect you? Part 1:  The new brackets Part 2:  Deduction Changes Part 3:  The Big Winners Disclaimer: The examples provided are for illustrative purposes. Individuals should consult a tax professional regarding their...
Summer 2017 Housing Market Prediction

Summer 2017 Housing Market Prediction

2017 home sales came out of the blocks strong in January; growing at its fastest rate since 2007. According to the National Association of Realtors®, houses were on the market for an average of just 50 days. In January of 2012, the average turn-around time was 99...
Mortgage Guidelines Are Loosening

Mortgage Guidelines Are Loosening

In the fourth quarter of 2016 we witnessed a great number of mortgage lenders loosen their approval standards. We also saw a spike in interest rates, but if history is an indicator of where interest rates are going for the remainder of 2017, rates should flatten or...