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Category: Building Wealth Through Homeownership

    Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 20, 2024

    Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other... Read More

    Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 13, 2024

    Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one... Read More

    The Perks of Buying over Renting

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 8, 2024

    The Perks of Buying over Renting Thinking about buying a home? While today’s mortgage rates might seem a bit intimidating, here are two solid reasons why, if you’re ready and able, it could still be a smart move to get your own place. 1. Home Values Typically Go Up Over Time There’s been some confusion over the past... Read More

    Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You?

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | May 3, 2024

    Is a Multi-Generational Home Right for You? Ever thought about living in the same house with your grandparents, parents, or other loved ones? You’re not alone. A lot of people are choosing to buy multi-generational homes where everyone can live together. Let’s check out why they think it’s a good idea to see if it might be... Read More

    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

    Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | April 2, 2024

    Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership In today’s housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 19% of all homebuyers are single women, while only 10% are single men. If you’re a single woman trying to buy your first home, this should be encouraging. It means other people are making their... Read More

    Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | March 21, 2024

    Your Home Is a Powerful Investment Going into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting home prices would drop by as much as 10-20%—and that might have made you feel a bit unsure about buying a home. But here’s... Read More

    Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | February 20, 2024

    Why So Many People Fall in Love with Homeownership Chances are at some point in your life you’ve heard the phrase, home is where the heart is. There’s a reason that’s said so often. Becoming a homeowner is emotional. So, if you’re trying to decide if you want to keep on renting or if you’re ready to buy a home... Read More

    Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | February 19, 2024

    Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate... Read More

    Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell

    By Spectrum Real Estate Consultants | February 15, 2024

    Home Equity Can Be a Game Changer When You Sell Are you on the fence about selling your house? While affordability is improving this year, it’s still tight. And that may be on your mind. But understanding your home equity could be the key to making your decision easier. An article from Bankrate explains: “Home equity is the difference between... Read More