Tom Theodore's Blog Posts

Selling Your House On Your Own Could Cost You

In this extremely hot real estate market, some homeowners might consider selling their homes on their own which is known as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). They rationalize that they don’t

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Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now

Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the

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Gap Between Homeowners Appraisers Narrows To Lowest Mark In 2 Years

In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciate by another 4% or more

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Why You Need A Professional On Your Team When Buying A Home

Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In

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Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54 Of US Counties

According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 [or 54% of] U.

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Where Did Americans Move In 2017 INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over

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The Impact Of The New Tax Code On Home Values

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.Below is

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Why Home Prices Are Increasing

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this

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Is A Major Home Renovation Worth It In The Long Run

Last week, we shared “7 Factors To Consider When Choosing A Home To Retire In.” For some homeowners, these seven factors can be taken into account with a home renovation, but is it

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Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward This Year

Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Yearby Tom Theodore | Mar 5, 2018 Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market

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The Mortgage Process What You Need To Know INFOGRAPHIC

Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect.

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Millionaire To Millennials Dont Rent A Home Buy

Millionaire to Millennials: Don’t Rent a Home… Buy! In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making

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US Housing Inventory Crunch Continues List Your House Today

U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today! Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and

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Study Shows Millennials Deserve More Credit

When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels about the generation. Whether it’s the assumption that millennials

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to

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The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

 Wednesday January 3rd, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers,Rent vs. BuyHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As

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Top 5 Reasons You Shouldnt FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner )

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Top 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Agent

 Wednesday December 20th, 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up BuyersThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released

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Before You Make An Offer Here Are 4 Tips For Success

 Tuesday December 12th, 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally

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The 1 Reason To List Your House Today

Many people believe that selling their house during “the spring buyers’ market” is the best thing to do. Their reasoning is that there will be more buyers than there are during the

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Median Days On The Market Drops To 34

Some Highlights:The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence Index.The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market

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