Tom Rafeedie's Blog Posts

Tom Rafeedie's Blog Posts

3 Tips For Making Your Dream Home A Reality
Some Highlights: Realtor.com shared their “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every...

Access Is An Important Factor To Getting Your House Sold
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to pro...

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Going Up Should I Wait To Buy
Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, along with Fannie Mae, the&nbs...

The Cost Of Renting Vs Buying A Home
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-pr...

A Tale Of Two Markets Six Month Update
Six months ago, we reported that the mismatch between the type of inventory of homes for sale and the demand of buyers in the US was causing the formation of two markets....

Where Home Prices Heading In The Next 5 Years
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Why It Is Important To Use A Professional To Sell Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast maj...

20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale
Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure ...

3 Tips To Succeed In Todays Real Estate Market
In today’s highly competitive real estate market, where inventory levels are not keeping up with the constant stream of buyer demand, there are steps you ca...

Your Opportunity To Achieve The American Dream Keeps Getting Better
Forbes.com recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…exam...

The TRUTH Behind The RENT Vs BUY Debate
In a blog post published last Friday, CNBC’s Diana Olnick reported on the latest results of the FAU Buy vs. Rent Index. The index examines the entire US housing ma...

What Would You Sacrifice To Save For Your Next Home
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or...

Do You Know The Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dr...

Get All The Facts About 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...

3 Charts That Shout LIST YOUR HOME TODAY
In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise.SUPPLYThe National A...

Slaying Home Buying Myths
Some Highlights: Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage ap...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time To Act
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We w...

The Importance Of Using A Professional To Sell Your Home
When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the way. However, for the vast majority of s...

5 Ways You Didnt Know You Could Save For A Down Payment
One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down.Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emoti...

Home Prices Are Up Across The Country
Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are co...

Millionaire To Millennials Buy Now
Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home ...

4 Great Reasons To Buy This Spring
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that...

What Are The Experts Saying About Mortgage Rates
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Dont Let Your Luck Run Out
Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of tim...

Which Homes Have Appreciated The Most
Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual...

The 5 Year Forecast For Home Prices
Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey.Every quarter, Pulsenom...

Mortgage Rates Impact On 2017 Home Values
There is no doubt that historically low mortgage interest rates were a major impetus to housing recovery over the last several years. However, many industry experts are showing con...

The Connection Between Home Prices Family Wealth
Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most r...


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