Archives: May 2015




Case-Shiller Home Prices: San Francisco, Denver see Double-Digit Increases

Walter Whitehurst Case-Shiller Home Prices: San Francisco, Denver see Double-Digit Increases San Francisco, California where home prices rose 10.30 percent year over year in March, and Denver, Colorado with an even 10 percent gain in year-over-year home prices led the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index for March. Rounding out the top-five cities for year-over-year home price […]


What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 26, 2015

Walter Whitehurst What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – May 26, 2015 Last week’s economic reports included several readings related to housing The Wells Fargo/National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index, the Commerce Department’s releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits, and the National Association of Realtors® report on Existing Home Sales supplied […]




Real Estate Investing: Why Buying Raw Land Can Be an Excellent Long-term Strategy

Walter Whitehurst Real Estate Investing: Why Buying Raw Land Can Be an Excellent Long-term Strategy When many people think about investing in property, they think about purchasing income-producing real estate such as a residential property or an office building with tenants. There are indeed many benefits associated with investing in income-producing property. For example, these […]



Put Your Game Face On: How to Negotiate with a Home Seller and Their Real Estate Agent

Walter Whitehurst Put Your Game Face On: How to Negotiate with a Home Seller and Their Real Estate Agent All real estate transactions come with at least some negotiations, and some transactions are heavily negotiated from start to finish. As a home buyer, you understandably want to negotiate the best overall deal possible while successfully […]