Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High

Number of Buyers Putting Down Less Than 10% Hits 7-Year High According to Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report, 1.5 million Americans have purchased a home with down payments under than 10% over the last 12 months. This is great news for buyers as this marks a 7-year high. Many mortgage programs offered by.

Buying or renting?


Is Now a Good Time to Rent? People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2017 first quarter.

Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays


Existing Home Sales Surge Through The Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC] Friday December 23rd, 2016 For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics Some Highlights: November’s Existing Home Sales report revealed that sales are now at an annual pace of 5.61 million which is “now the highest since February 2007 (5.79 million) and is 15.4% higher than a.

West Michigan Homes of the Future

The Internet of Things is already moving into our West Michigan homes, with lights, appliances, and even doorbell cameras connected to our phones and computers. But this technology hasn’t finished evolving yet. What will the future bring when it comes to our West Michigan homes of the future? Replaceable modules: Switch out features of rooms.

The Importance of Being a Good Neighbor

Old TV shows presented American towns as idyllic places where all the neighbors knew one another (and their business!), watching out for each other’s kids and delivering fresh baked goods to newcomers on the block. That is not a reality for many Americans these days. But why not? We invest our time and money in.

Not Keeping Up with the Joneses

Whether you live in Holland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Saugatuck, South Haven or any other West Michigan city… try Not Keeping Up with the Joneses! “Keeping up with the Joneses” is an old-fashioned term that refers to measuring yourself against your neighbors in terms of money, status, or possessions. But what about “laying low with.

Best Time To Buy

Looking to update your home with some new appliances? Want to spruce up your bedroom with a new comforter? There is definitely a best time to buy. January After the rush of the holiday season, stores must clear the shelves to make space for spring items that are arriving. And big-ticket items that sold well.

Quick Kitchen Update Ideas

Experts agree that a kitchen update is the home improvement that gives you the biggest ROI. Whether you’re upgrading to put your home on the market or just need to a fresh look for yourself, here are some trendy “Quick Kitchen Update Ideas” to trick out your kitchen. Copper sinks These are all the rage.

ROI Home Renovations

Not all renovations are created equal. In fact, there are a number of updates and improvements you can make to your home that will increase its value on the resale market — and a lot that will cost a bunch of money but won’t improve your chances of selling quickly, or push your price a.

Technology Ideas for Your Lawn and Garden

Technology Ideas for Your Lawn and Garden Summer is right around the corner. Around the country, homeowners will be turning on the air conditioning and begin working in their yards. As technology continues to evolve, we’re regularly presented with new opportunities to create efficiencies in our ever-demanding lives. Technology is not only playing a role.

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