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Monthly Archives: September 2016


    By Marco Manumbas | September 29, 2016

    No space in your home is more accommodating and homey, or conversely scary, than your basement. A nicely finished basement can be the entertainment centerpiece of your entire home, housing your big-screen TV, the most comfortable couches in the place and a warm, inviting atmosphere that wraps each guest in comfort. But, if your basement... Read More

    Why We All Need a ‘Phil Dunphy’ on Our Side

    By Marco Manumbas | September 28, 2016

    Whether or not you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, or know who Phil Dunphy’s character is, the concept of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests is something we all want. When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer... Read More

    4 Reasons to Buy This Fall

    By Marco Manumbas | September 26, 2016

    It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether or not now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much further to find four great reasons to... Read More

    5 Stats That Prove the Real Estate Market Is Getting Stronger

    By Marco Manumbas | September 22, 2016

    Whenever there is talk about an improving housing market, some begin to show concern that we may be headed toward another housing bubble that will be followed by a crash similar to the one we saw last decade. Here are five data points that show the housing market will continue to recover, and that a... Read More

    Ready to Make an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

    By Marco Manumbas | September 21, 2016

    So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4... Read More

    Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

    By Marco Manumbas | September 20, 2016

    When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a... Read More

    Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step

    By Marco Manumbas | September 13, 2016

    In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved... Read More

    New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

    By Marco Manumbas | September 9, 2016

    There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist of explains the basic difference between 2005 and today: “The havoc during the last cycle was the result of building too many homes and of... Read More


    By Marco Manumbas | September 8, 2016

      Foreclosures do appear in order to settle a dispute between the borrower and the lender but the truth is that it is always the buyer that has the highest advantages. We are faced with a world of opportunities at the moment and the foreclosure rates are higher than they ever were. Because of this,... Read More

    5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

    By Marco Manumbas | September 6, 2016

    School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family. Here are five reasons why you should consider... Read More

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