Lauren Gontero's Blog Posts

Interested in a New Home? Start Here!

Why buy new? One word. Choices. From flooring to floor plans, energy-efficient features to flexible spaces, today’s new homes are built to strict, modern standards and offer a plethora of

Read More

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are waiting to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope

Read More

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020.Below is a chart depicting the projections of each

Read More

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to

Read More

10 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make, That You Shouldn’t!

If you’re thinking about buying your first home you’re probably wondering where to start. First time home buyers make mistakes all the time. This article is focused on the common

Read More

Seasonality in the Housing Market via National Association of Realtors Data

Approaching Seasonality As a Home SellerIf you’re a seller, it usually means you’re a buyer. For a lot of people, this means you do not have the luxury of selling when everyone else is

Read More

NEVADA HOME IS POSSIBLE FOR TEACHERS

The Nevada Home is Possible for Teachers program is a very special down payment assistance program being offered through the Nevada Housing Division.  Home is Possible for Teachers

Read More

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs

A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less.The trend continued among all buyers

Read More

Attention First Time Home Buyers!

Attention First time home buyers! Don’t stress about the unknown… HIRE AN AGENT!! Aside from hiring a real estate professional to guide you through your first home purchase, here are

Read More

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings.

Read More

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end!

Read More

Boomerang Buyers: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy a Home Again!

According to CoreLogic, from 2006 to 2014 “there were 7.3 million housing foreclosures and 1.9 million short sales.” The hesitation some Americans feel after experiencing a

Read More

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional Before Entering the Market!

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For

Read More

The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability

There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the

Read More

Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic

Read More

Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that,

Read More