Testing Your Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms

Smoke detectors and fire alarms may be some of the most important items in your home when it comes to your family’s safety. These early warning devices may help alert your family to fire and dangerous smoke while there is still time to evacuate, but they need to be...

The Dos and Don'ts of Caulking Windows

Caulking windows  — to give them a finished look (inside and out) and seal out leaks and drafts—is a fairly common DIY task. But if done incorrectly, it can lend a sloppy, amateurish look. Caulk is not a design element; it should blend in with the window and be...
First Time Home Buying – Defining Your Budget

First Time Home Buying – Defining Your Budget

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to buy your first home. Maybe it’s because you’re tired of renting and you want a place you can call your own. One thing’s for sure, once you’re ready, Dana Ganci can help you master the home buying process with ease. Let’s...

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…Or Too Tight?

With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of standards for mortgage credit. In...

When Is A Good Time To Rent? Not Now!

People often ask if now is a good time to buy a home, but nobody ever asks whether or not it’s a good time to rent. Regardless, we want to make certain that everyone understands that now is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their 2018 first...

Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting In 54% Of US Counties

According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 240 of 447 [or 54% of] U.S. counties analyzed for the report.” For the report, ATTOM Data Solutions compared...
4 Reasons Why This Summer Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

4 Reasons Why This Summer Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise Latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to...
Renters Under 50 Want To Buy A Home!

Renters Under 50 Want To Buy A Home!

Every year, the New York Federal Reserve publishes the results of their Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE). Each survey covers a wide range of topics including inflation, labor market, household finance, credit access and housing. One of the many questions asked in...
Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes

A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are skipping the traditional starter homes and moving right into their dream homes. What’s a Starter Home? According to the National Association of...