National Builder Trade In Program

Homeownership Is A Cornerstone Of The American Dream

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 18


The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years.



by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 12

Accessory dwelling units may represent a missing piece of the puzzle, says NAHB economist.


4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 11

Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.

1.  Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.6% over the next year.


No Worries… Home Prices Coming In For A SOFT Landing

by Builder Trade In Program Mar, 05

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing.


How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 26

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016.


2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 19


Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming!


Selling Your House? Price It Right Up Front

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 11

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them.


Mortgage Rates Rise For First Time In 2019 But Are Expected To Fall From Here

by Builder Trade In Program Feb, 05

So far this year, the 30-year-fixed has averaged 4.46%

Rates for home loans ticked up slightly but look set to fall in the coming weeks as investors gird for a slower-growth economy.


24 Hours that Suddenly Improved the Market

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 28

This year started strong for real estate, but then the market began to soften. Home inventory in the starter and move-up categories dwindled to almost nothing, mortgage rates were projected to rise, and home sales had decreased for several months in a row.


What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

by Builder Trade In Program Jan, 21

  • The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!