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Fall in Love With Homeownership

Fall in Love With Homeownership

Some call it the "American Dream"—owning your own home. In fact, 88% of Americans say they would prefer to own their own place rather than renting a house or apartment. Why? Well, there is quite a lot to love about having your own place. Homeownership offers these benefits: Your own place. Obviously. But this means so much: Decorate it how you like. Change it. Customize it. Paint it. Enlarge...

Do You Know The Mortgage Rate On Your Home?

Do You Know the Mortgage Rate on Your Home?

How much is the interest rate on your mortgage loan? One-third of Americans don't know what they are paying. If you haven't been paying attention, mortgage rates are at near-historic lows. If you bought a house five, ten or fifteen years ago, you are probably paying a much higher interest rate, unless you have refinanced your loan. Here's what lower interest rates mean: A loan at a very low rate...

A Real Estate Agent Is Your Expert Guide Through Your Home Sale

A Real Estate Agent is Your Expert Guide Through Your Home Sale

Many people think of real estate agents as just a "house lister," someone who puts a house on the multiple listing service and sits back, waiting for a sale. While this may be true for some agents, Kurzner Group is actively working to help make your sale a roaring success. https://youtu.be/VPLHl_NuhY8 We help you do many things during the sales process including: Setting the right price....

Selling Your House in 2021 is Even Better Than Selling in 2020

Selling Your House in 2021 is Even Better Than Selling in 2020

Selling a house can be hard or it can be easy. Right now, in 2021 it has become extremely easy and profitable, especially compared to last year. This year, twice as many homes are getting offers above their asking price compared to last year. Also, sellers are getting twice as many offers on their homes. And, as an added bonus, homes are selling faster than last year! Now is a great time to sell...

Tired of Rising Rents?

Renting an apartment or a house keeps getting more and more expensive every year and has for decades. Are you tired of throwing money away on rent? Owning a home allows you to lock-in a monthly payment for the life of your loan, typically 15 to 30 years. And you build equity the entire time. When you rent, none of that money will ever come back to you. It's gone! https://youtu.be/yci3PD1AVYk If...

Economic Impact of Buying a Home

The Economic Impact of a Home Sale

When you purchase a home, you will be making a sizable impact on your community. In fact, the average purchase of an existing home in the United States contributes $45,600 to the economy. And if you purchase a new home, the impact is double! This is good for everyone, as home sales tend to drive much of our economy. You may never have thought about how purchasing a home helps other people because...

Why We're Not Headed for a Housing Crash in 2021

Why We’re Not Headed for a Housing Crash in 2021

The 2008 housing crash is still fresh in the memories of Atlantans and people all across the country. Housing prices took a nose dive, builders and developers went out of business, and homeowners who needed to sell were not able to find buyers who would pay what they needed. Many homeowners found themselves owing more on their home than it was worth. As the Atlanta and nationwide real estate market has...

Why Selling Your House Yourself Is a Mistake

America is filled with do-it-yourselfers who pride themselves on mastering a skill and doing something on their own. It's part of what makes this country great. But there are some things that are better left to experts. Selling a home is one of those. While saving money on a real estate commission is a big motivator for people to sell a house on their own, what they don't realize is that, on average,...

Your home is probably worth more than you think

The Home You Have Lived in for So Long? Probably Worth More Than You Think

Recently, homeowners have held onto their homes for longer amounts of time than in previous periods. What this means is that you have accumulated more equity than you probably realize. And with the increase in home prices in 2021, you are now sitting on a valuable asset. Your home is probably worth more than you think, and your equity could be substantial. What can you do with that equity? How about...

Why Homeownership Is Still The American Dream in 2021

Why Homeownership is Still the American Dream in 2021

Owning your own home has long been called The American Dream. In 2021, that Dream is still very much alive! Homeownership provides so many great benefits including financial advantages. But what is interesting is that 6 of the top 9 benefits named by homeowners were NOT financial. What are your reasons to pursue the American dream of owning a home? At Kurzner Group, we would love to help you reach...

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