69% of New Homebuyers are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

According to a recent survey conducted by Genworth Financial Inc. at the Annual Mortgage Bankers’ Association Secondary Market Conference, 69% of potential first-time buyers still believe a 20% down payment is necessary to buy in today’s market. Nearly… Read More

Happy Memorial Day!

ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL Today we honor and remember all of the patriots who sacrificed their lives in service to our Country. To those heroes and their families, we are eternally grateful. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Inventory Shortage is Slowing Sales

The real estate market is moving more and more into a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2017 will be the year… Read More

Real Estate Lingo Guide for Buyers

Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process. To start you on your path with confidence, we have compiled a list of some of the most common terms… Read More

Thinking of Selling? Do it TODAY!

That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2017 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME!… Read More

What Do Higher Interest Rates Mean?

There are some who are calling for a decrease in home prices should mortgage interest rates begin to rise rapidly. Intuitively, this makes sense as the cost of a home is determined by the price of the home,… Read More

Winter Buyers are Serious

The Ransom-McKenzie Team has been busy already this winter.  We’ve been experiencing a high volume of buyers who are ready to buy, now. While winter is often perceived as a down time for real estate, we’re currently seeing… Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

As families celebrate Mother’s Day across the country, I’m preparing for an open house at one of our new listings. I know it seems like it is a bummer to have to “work” Mother’s Day, but somehow it… Read More

ART on Tap @ RAM

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is hosting a creative and exciting fundraiser next Saturday, August 8th at the museum.  Art on Tap: Late Night Arts Bash for Arts Education is an evening of beer tasting and art sampling where you’ll… Read More