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Monthly Archives: March 2020

    Equity Gain Growing in Nearly Every State

    By Pick Pina Group | March 10, 2020

    Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately, and much of the focus is on whether they’re accelerating too quickly and how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact they have on a homeowner’s equity position. Home equity is defined... Read More

    Think Locally, Scale Globally

    By C21 Communications | March 9, 2020

    When it comes to scaling globally, we couldn’t think of a more qualified guest for episode 11 of The Relentless. Our guest of the hour…Read moreThink Locally, Scale Globally Read More

    New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

    By Pick Pina Group | March 9, 2020

    The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Construction Report, the number of building permits issued in January was 1,551,000. This is a... Read More

    The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]

    By Pick Pina Group | March 6, 2020

    Some Highlights: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 AM EST in observance of Daylight Saving Time, unless you’re a resident of Arizona or Hawaii! Every hour in the United States, 568 homes are sold and median home values rise by $1.92. As we spring forward this year, let’s get together to see how you can take advantage of every hour in the housing market. Read More

    Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S. Housing Market

    By Pick Pina Group | March 5, 2020

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused massive global uncertainty, including a U.S. stock market correction no one could have seen coming. While much of the news has been about the effect on various markets, let’s also acknowledge the true impact it continues to have on lives and families around the world. With all this uncertainty, how... Read More

    Real Estate Is Soaring, But Not Like 2008

    By Pick Pina Group | March 4, 2020

    Unlike last year, the residential real estate market kicked off 2020 with a bang! In their latest Monthly Mortgage Monitor, Black Knight proclaimed: “The housing market is heating entering 2020 and recent rate declines could continue that trend, a sharp contrast to the strong cooling that was seen at this same time last year.” Zillow... Read More

    How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

    By Pick Pina Group | March 3, 2020

    Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. Freddie Mac explains: “If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s average... Read More

    How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

    By Pick Pina Group | March 2, 2020

    If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,962 when filing... Read More

    PMI vs MPI (and don’t forget MIP!) – Solving Mortgage Acronym Confusion

    By Ris Cowan | March 2, 2020

    Many homeowners don't know PMI (private mortgage insurance) from MPI (mortgage protection insurance), but we're here to sort out mortgage acronym confusion. Read More