Blogs For Home Buyers

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 […]

Why Achieving the Dream of Homeownership Can Be More Difficult for Some Americans

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Today we take time to honor and recognize the past and present experiences of Black Americans. When it comes to real estate specifically, equitable access to housing has come a long way, but the path to homeownership is still steeper for households of color. The Gap in Homeownership Rate in America It’s a more challenging […]

More Listings Are Coming onto the Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Nicole McCormick | Jun 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

Some Highlights Worried you won’t be able to find your next home after you sell? You should know data from shows more listings are coming onto the market each month this year. Having additional options can make the search for your next home easier. But inventory is still low overall, which means your house should still stand out when you sell. If your biggest question […]

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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