Jasmine Broderick's Blog Posts

House Hunting Checklist

Too many to choose from and can't remember a thing? Print and Save!This checklist has helped many clients remember the things they loved about each

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Home Buying Myths Slayed

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents

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Is Family Mortgage Debt Out Of Control

Some homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes

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How Much Do You Need To Make To Buy A Home In Your State

It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to

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Rising Prices Help You Build Your Familys Wealth

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home

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Getting Pre Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

 In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace

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Mortgage Interest Rates Have Begun To Level Off

Whether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading.Over the course of

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

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NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as

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What Should You Look For In Your Real Estate Team

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or

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Boomerang Buyers Most Qualify For Financing In 23 Years

According to a new study from Lending Tree, Americans who have filed for bankruptcy may be able to rebuild enough credit to qualify for a home loan in as little as 2-3 years.This is

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House Prices Are Simply A Matter Of Supply And Demand

Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of

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VA Loans By The Numbers

Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.In 2017, $188 billion was loaned to veterans and their

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2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much

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Buyer Demand Still Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate

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Whether You Rent Or Buy Either Way You Are Paying A Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your

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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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99 Percent Of Experts Agree Home Prices Will Increase

Some believe that the combined effects of the new tax code and rising mortgage rates will have an adverse impact on residential real estate prices in 2018. However, the clear majority of 

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Moving Up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time In 40 Years

If you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current family needs, great news was just revealed.Last week,

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The Cost Of Waiting Interest Rates Edition

Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.

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The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond the FinancialHomeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential

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80 Percent Of Renters Believe Homeownership Is A Part Of Their American Dream

According to the latest Aspiring Home Buyers Profile by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of surveyed renters desire to own a home in the future, with 80% believing

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Dreaming Of A Luxury Home

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its 

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The Mortgage Process And What You Need To Know

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 credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your

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SHORT SALE AND FORECLOSURE HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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FIVE MONEY SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings.Solar panels: The upfront cost is

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WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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