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Monthly Archives: April 2024

    Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 30, 2024

    Is It Better To Rent Than Buy a Home Right Now? You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s more affordable to rent right now than it is to buy a home. And while that may be true in some markets if you just look at typical monthly payments, there’s one thing that... Read More

    Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 29, 2024

    Prioritizing Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer in Today’s Market There’s no denying mortgage rates are higher now than they were last year. And if you’re thinking about buying a home, this may be top of mind for you. That’s because those higher rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan.... Read More

    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 26, 2024

    Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your... Read More

    What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 25, 2024

    What You Really Need To Know About Home Prices According to recent data from Fannie Mae, almost 1 in 4 people still think home prices are going to come down. If you’re one of the people worried about that, here’s what you need to know. A lot of that fear is probably coming from what you’re hearing in... Read More

    Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 24, 2024

    Is It Getting More Affordable To Buy a Home? Over the past year or so, a lot of people have been talking about how tough it is to buy a home. And while there’s no arguing affordability is still tight, there are signs it’s starting to get a bit better and may improve even more throughout... Read More

    Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 23, 2024

    Should I Wait for Mortgage Rates To Come Down Before I Move? If you’ve got a move on your mind, you may be wondering whether you should wait to sell until mortgage rates come down before you spring into action. Here’s some information that could help answer that question for you. In the housing market, there’s a longstanding relationship... Read More

    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 19, 2024

    Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of... Read More

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 18, 2024

    Builders Are Building Smaller Homes There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering... Read More

    Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 17, 2024

    Should I Move with Today’s Mortgage Rates? When mortgage rates spiked up over the last few years, some homeowners put their plans to move on pause. Maybe you did too because you didn’t want to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate for your next home. But is that still the right strategy for you? In today’s... Read More

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 16, 2024

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent when Buying a Home You may have heard headlines in the news lately about agents in the real estate industry and discussions about their commissions. And if you’re following along, it can be pretty confusing. But here’s the thing you really need to know –... Read More