Jim Hunt's Blog Posts

Market Research Indicates No Housing Bubble

Ten years after a housing bubble burst many would-be home buyers are concerned that we are in another bubble. But market research by Arch MI indicates that for the vast majority of the country there

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Before Starting Your Home Search

  So you may be trying to decide if it's time to buy a home. There is a lot of things you should consider before heading out to an open house or model home that caught your eye. With any

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Negotiating Tips For Homebuyers

Here are some great tips recently featured in US News and World Report:Get your finances in order before you start looking for a house. Your offer is much less persuasive if it doesn’t

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Some Tax Cuts Can Actually Hurt

When Congress reforms the tax code there always seems to be winners and losers, even when all the changes are advertised as "tax cuts." A proposal currently circulating between the President and

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A Tale Of Two Markets

When you hear the comments, "Homes sell so fast we barely have time to see them much less put in an offer before they'll sold." and "Why is it taking so long to sell my home?" you have to

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Concerns For Another Housing Market Bubble

It's been ten years since the start of the housing bubble burst and caused the worst financial crisis and recession since the 1930's. So it's no wonder that with recent strong gains in home prices,

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Search By Driving Distance

When searching for a new home one big consideration is how long the daily commute will be to where you work. There are many navigation apps available to calculate the driving distance and time. But

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Be Prepared

In a seller's market as we have today, buyers and sellers alike need to be prepared. Fewer homes are on the market and there are more first-time buyers than normal. More home owners are decided to

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Changes To Credit Score Calculations

 Starting next month, changes in the way some debts and events are considered will improve the credit scores of many people. The changes about after a report by the Consumer Financial

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Qualifying For Mortgage Getting Easier

 Next month, Fannie MAE, the largest source of mortgage financing in the U.S., will be raising the total amount of debt that borrowers can have and still qualify for a mortgage. Known as the

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Inexpensive Pool Care

   If you aren't considering buying a home with a private pool because you think the maintenance is too expensive, think again! Yes, it can be costly if you hire a pool

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Getting A Loan For A Condo

If you're thinking of buying a condo you should be aware that getting a loan for a condo is not as easy as for a single family homes. Most mortgage lenders want to be able to sell your loan on the

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Keeping An Eye On Interest Rates

   There are many things that affect the real estate market. Some are more measurable or predictable than others. The effect of interest rate changes is very measurable to individual,

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