• Pent-Up Buyer and Seller Demand about to be Released?

    American consumers’ perception of the residential real estate market was revealed in a recent survey by Edelman Berland. They interviewed 2,500 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home. Respondents were between 25-64... Read More

  • June is National Homeownership Month!!

    National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his... Read More

  • Create Wealth: Move Up Now!

    Many experts are currently discussing a variety of topics such as real estate as an investment, the movement on mortgage interest rates and reasons to buy now instead of waiting. It is important that we realize that this does not apply solely... Read More

  • How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

    Any good Realtor will share the mantra, “location, location, location” when talking about the attributes that help a home hold its value and potentially appreciate. However, no one neighborhood is right for every buyer. Determining which... Read More

  • FreddieMac: Housing is Stronger Today

    In a recent blog post, FreddieMac explained that “housing is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession began and hit bottom in 2009”. They then gave three reasons which support their position: Home sales are up 13%... Read More

  • Either Way, You Are Still Paying A Mortgage

    There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with our parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your... Read More

  • Thinking of Buying a Vacation Home? Why Wait?

    The sales of vacation homes skyrocketed last year. A recent study also revealed that 25% of those surveyed said they’d likely buy a second home, such as a vacation or beach house, to use during retirement. For many Baby Boomers, the idea of... Read More

  • MORTGAGE-FREE HOME PRESENTED TO WOUNDED VETERAN!

    Mortgage Lending Leaders and Veteran’s Programs Unite to Honor a Military Hero  Mesa, AZ / April 2, 2014 / The men and women of the United States military make untold sacrifices to serve our nation.  Many of these heroes step... Read More

  • Millennials - Optimistic and Ready to Buy

    A recent survey by the PulteGroup revealed that the Millennial generation has a more optimistic outlook regarding the American economy than other generations. According to the survey, 54% of Millennials believe the economy is in better shape today... Read More

  • Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting!

    Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%! The other interesting findings in the report include: Even though... Read More

  • Military Hero to Receive a Mortgage-Free Home

    Presentation at Cubs vs. Angels Game on 3/25/14 Phoenix, AZ / March 11, 2014 / A very special presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at the new Cubs Park in Mesa.  Just before the first pitch at the Cubs vs. Angels Spring... Read More

  • Should I Rent My House If I Cannot Sell It?

    A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home. The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in... Read More

  • More Americans Confident about Buying

    Last week, Fannie Mae released their January 2014 National Housing Survey results.  Two categories reported all-time survey highs. 52% of respondents thought it would be easy for them to get a home mortgage today 70% of... Read More

  • A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market?

    We have previously talked about the diminishing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree. The survey revealed three... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage Helps Wounded Veterans

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced their participation in a special campaign called Heroes to Homeowners. Through this program, Wallick & Volk will sponsor a mortgage-free home presentation for a deserving combat wounded veteran. The Heroes... Read More