Category Archives: Citrus County Florida

Thinking of Selling your Home in Citrus County? Now is the Perfect Time

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season in Citrus County. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not … Continue reading

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Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home In Citrus County?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a … Continue reading

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Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 91,000 properties regained equity in the first quarter of 2017. This is great news for the country, as 48.2 million of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Price Appreciation = Good News for … Continue reading

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The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners experience over the time that they own their home. In a report recently … Continue reading

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Citrus County

In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1: “I Need … Continue reading

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Inventory Challenges Continue!

Some Highlights: After a surge in March, existing home sales and new home sales slowed due to a drop in inventory available for sale in the start-up and trade-up categories. Median existing home prices surged for the 62nd straight month, … Continue reading

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How’s the Real Estate Market? Find Out What the Experts Are Saying

As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying: Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive demographic factors should continue … Continue reading

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Is Now a Good Time to Rent?

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home in Citrus County, but nobody ever asks when a good time to rent is. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT … Continue reading

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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 experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a … Continue reading

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