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Weekly Market Update for Week Ending 7/28/2023

By Better Homes and Gardens Green Team | Jul 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Weekly Market Update from Cross Country Mortgage for the Week Ending 7/28/2023 Helping you navigate the market Fed Hikes Rates If the goal of Fed officials was to avoid any surprises at the meeting on Wednesday, they succeeded, completely sticking to the expected script. They raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to […]

Weekly Market Update for Week Ending 7/21/2023

By Better Homes and Gardens Green Team | Jul 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Weekly Market Update from Cross Country Mortgage for the Week Ending 7/21/2023 Helping you navigate the market CONSUMER SPENDING RISES Mortgage markets were relatively quiet over the past week. There were no significant surprises in the economic data, and Fed officials refrained from any speaking appearances ahead of the meeting next week. As a result, […]

Should I Rent or Should I Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Nicole McCormick | Jul 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Some Highlights It’s worth considering the many benefits of homeownership before you make the decision to rent or buy a home. When you buy, you can stabilize your housing costs, own a tangible asset, and grow your net worth as you gain equity. When you rent, you face rising housing costs, won’t see a return on your investment, and limit your ability […]

Should I Buy a Home Right Now?

By Nicole McCormick | Jul 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, you likely have one question on the top of your mind: should I buy right now, or should I wait? While no one can answer that question for you, here’s some information that could help you make your decision. The Future of Home Price Appreciation Each quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a national panel of […]

Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?

By Nicole McCormick | Jul 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – success, freedom, and a sense of prosperity – are universal. That’s why, for many people, homeownership remains a key part of the American dream. Your home is your stake in the community, a strong financial investment, […]

Real Estate Consistently Voted Best Investment [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Nicole McCormick | Jul 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Some Highlights Based on a recent Gallup poll, real estate has been rated the best long-term investment for nine years in a row. Owning real estate is more than just a place to call home. It’s also an investment in your future. That’s because it’s typically a stable and secure asset that can grow in value over time. If you’re ready to buy […]

Homeownership Could Be in Reach with Down Payment Assistance Programs

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

A recent survey from Bankrate asks prospective buyers to identify the biggest obstacles in their homebuying journey. It found that 36% of those polled said saving for a down payment is one of their primary hurdles to buying a home. If you feel the same way, the good news is there are many down payment assistance programs available that […]

A Key Opportunity for Homebuyers

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

There’s no denying the housing market has delivered a fair share of challenges to homebuyers over the past two years. Two of the biggest hurdles homebuyers faced during the pandemic were the limited number of homes for sale and the intensity and frequency of bidding wars. But those two things have reached a turning point. […]

Homeownership Is a Great Hedge Against the Impact of Rising Inflation

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you’re following along with the news today, you’ve heard about rising inflation. Today, inflation is at a 40-year high. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB): “Consumer prices accelerated again in May as shelter, energy and food prices continued to surge at the fastest pace in decades. This marked the third straight month for inflation above an 8% […]

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for […]

Buying a Home

Why New Construction?

By Nicole McCormick | November 21, 2016

There are so many advantages to building your own home! With new construction, everything is brand new. Obviously, right? Buying resale home means checking the age and condition of the roof, the plumbing, the electrical system, the windows, the appliances. Need I go on? When you build new, everything is new, so you don’t have […]


By Nicole McCormick | August 23, 2016

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME AT WARWICK RIDGE. Home Building is in full swing at the beautiful subdivision at Warwick Ridge and all within the Award winning Warwick Valley School District! What makes a house truly your home is building it ONE […]

Five Steps to Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams

By Nicole McCormick | June 29, 2016

Kitchen of Your Dreams… Remodeling the kitchen can get to be a pain. When you decide to tackle this daunting undertaking, you want to do it right. According to a recent survey by, forty-nine percent of homeowners plan to completely gut their existing kitchen and start with a clean slate. When looking for new […]

The Buying Process -Why Property Taxes Go Up?

By Nicole McCormick | June 7, 2016

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]By Nancy Sardo Here are nine reasons why property taxes go up: Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you should be aware of the reasons why property taxes go up. 1. State and local budget cuts Little of that is in the homeowner’s control. Aside from voting for elected […]

Orange County NY Housing Market Continues it’s ROLL

By Geoffrey Green | May 20, 2016

The Orange County NY housing market is truly on a roll.  Units sold are up by almost 35% YTD vs 2015.  This comes after a 25% increase in units sold in 2015 vs 2014.  What is curious is that the average home price increase is still tepid at best.  We saw the first such increase […]

Is New Construction in Warwick NY School District What You Are Looking for?

By Nicole McCormick | April 8, 2016

Welcome to Warwick Ridge! New construction in Warwick, NY with quality of Workmanship & attention to detail throughout the Barlow model. Beautiful open concept Eat-In Kitchen flows into the Large Family Room w/elegant wood burning fireplace and impressive high ceilings. Formal dining and living rooms are perfect for entertaining! Upstairs, retreat to your beautiful Master […]

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