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  • Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help

    Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is... Read More

  • Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs

    A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as... Read More

  • Home Loan Size Hits New Record, Powered by Low Mortgage Rates.

    Real estate lending is now in record territory, in large measure because of lagging mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association the average purchase mortgage is now $318,200, the highest level on record since the... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk wins Victoria Advocate's Best of the Best 2017

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  • Buying this Spring? Be Prepared for Bidding Wars.

    Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for real estate. Buyers come out in force and homeowners list their houses for sale hoping to capitalize on buyer activity. This year will be no different! Buyers have already been out in force looking for... Read More

  • Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

    Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake millennials are making" is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is "an escalator to... Read More

  • FHA Loans Especially Suited To Millennials

    Millennial homebuyers apparently are big fans of FHA-insured mortgages. A new analysis of loans closed in January found that 35 percent of borrowers born between 1980 and 1999 opted for Federal Housing Administration mortgages, well above FHA's... Read More

  • The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health

    The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing’. The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise... Read More

  • Where Are the Home Prices Heading in the Next 5 Years

    Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists,... Read More

  • US Housing Market Is Moving Into Buy Territory

    According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. RKCM ent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.... Read More

  • Wallick & Volk Mortgage named one of the Top Mortgage Employers for 2017

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage is proud to be named one of the Top Mortgage Employers for 2017 by National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Readers were polled regarding compensation, speed, marketing support, technology, corporate culture,... Read More

  • 5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love

    Don't leave your home out of the Valentine's Day fun — send it a love note or two with these quick tips. When February rolls around, we’re often thinking of little ways to show our loved ones how special they are to us. Why not take the... Read More

  • Homeownership Offers Stability and Wealth Creation

    The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build... Read More

  • 2017 Celebrating Women Special Feature

    We are proud to see Nikki Groff, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Wallick & Volk, featured in this month's Phoenix Home & Garden magazine's 2017 Celebrating Women special feature!  ... Read More

  • Credit Score To Buy A House

    What Credit Score Do I Need to Buy a House? One of the pervasive questions people always ask when inquiring about purchasing a home is, ‘What credit score do I need in order to buy a house?’ As with most questions in the mortgage world,... Read More