It's About Your Dreams

Hearth just released their 2017 State of the American Dream report.

Overwhelmingly, the statistics validate that across generations and demographics, Americans hold homeownership near and dear to what has become known as the "American Dream". We are a country of many freedoms - the right to own a home and the opportunity to own a home is not guaranteed in many nations. I personally hope America never changes. Have a look at today's report

Happily Ever Homeowner

Would you give up the big wedding in favor of a nice down payment on your own home? Many couples do that to leap ahead of the rental years and begin building the nest. That is a personal choice only you can make! The greatest number of first time buyers are married couples and that is pretty much the norm. But many unmarried couples are also buying as are singles and for good reason. Homeownership offers tax savings and increased wealth. It is a savings and investment plan that you can live in! Women are in the lead on singles who are buying (men, what are you thinking?). More Happily Ever

Know What You Want vs. What You Need

A Dream Home can be defined in many ways. Your perception of a dream home may clash with the reality of the pocket book. Dreams and goals are good. But, reality is an affordable home that does not break the bank! When buying, whether it is a first home or a new home for experienced buyers, the majority of us have a budget. Plan the budget and find a home with the basics or "must haves". Then consider the "nice to haves" and even the "wish list" and if you find a home with some of the extras and still within budget - go for it! Some years ago America learned its lesson about over buying. It is an important lesson to keep in mind. No need to keep up with the Joneses. Enjoy your own Dream Home