Josh Zehnder's Blog Posts

Josh Zehnder's Blog Posts

Jun 4 2019 5749 1
In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms....

The Top Reasons To Own Your Home
Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons ...

Slaying The Largest Homebuying Myths Today
Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low r...

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Summer
Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home pric...

Your Fabulous New Dream Home Is Now Available
Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, ...

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason For The Inventory Shortage
There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becom...

Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner
Thinking of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro in Your CornerWith home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on the...

The Cost Of Waiting
The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition  Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest ...

Mortgage Rates On Fire
Mortgage Rates on FIRE! Home Prices Up in Smoke? Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates cou...

Study Shows Millennials Deserve More Credit
Study Shows “Millennials Deserve More Credit”When it comes to talking about millennials, there are many stereotypes out there that have influenced the way the public feels abou...

How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth In 2018
     How Rising Prices Will Help You Build Family Wealth in 2018 Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% p...

Downtown Hamiltons Restoration
Restoring Our FutureThe City of Hamilton was founded in 1791 and still retains much of its historic charm. Its unique history sets it apart from many of the city’s neighbors, whi...

8 Easy Low Maintenance Upgrades For Your House
#1 Swap Out Your Siding With Fiber-CementFiber-cement siding is the curb appeal champ that seems to never age the way wood does. It comes in a variety of shapes and forms: horizont...

Ways To Make Your Homes More Attractive To Home Buyers
The most important thing you can do to speed a sale is to price your home right. After all, buyers have access to the same market data you do. If your asking price is out of w...

The Supply Demand Problem Plaguing New Construction
The Supply & Demand Problem Plaguing New ConstructionMany real estate economists have called on new home builders to ramp up production to help relieve the shortage of inventory of...

9 Things You Need To Know About HOA Fees
When you purchase a condominium, townhouse or another type of property in a planned development such as a leased land property or a gated community, you ar...

Real Estate Trends Of 2017
According to the forecast, the 2017 national real estate market is predicted to slow compared with the past two years, across the majority of economic indicators studied. &nbs...

Millionaire To Millennials
Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that "the single biggest mistake mill...

Easy Ways To Make Your Lawn Look Great
Prevent Weeds Before They Come UpStop weeds from gaining a roothold in your lawn before they even germinate by using a pre-emergent herbicide. This type of product controls the dre...

10 STEPS ON HOW TO BUY A HOUSE WITH A REALTOR IN OHIO
10 STEPS ON HOW TO BUY A HOUSE WITH A REALTOR IN OHIOHOW TO BUY A HOUSE WITH A REALTORIf you’re buying a house for the first time, and don’t panic.This in-depth buyer’s ...

Over Half Of All Buyers Are Surprised By Closing Costs
Over Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing CostsAccording to a recent survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing...

First Time Home Buyer Guide
1. Check the selling prices of comparable homes in your area. Do a quick search of actual multiple listing service, or MLS, listings in your area on a number of websites, incl...

Do You Know The Real Cost Of Renting Vs Buying
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed t...

3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Buy Your Dream Home 3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Buy Your Dre
3 Questions to Ask If You Want to Buy Your Dream HomeIf you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will ...

Buyers Are Searching For Your House
Buyers Are Searching For Your HouseThe most recent Pending Homes Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors revealed a slight bump in contracts with ...

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home
Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEEDIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’...

Why PreApproval Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive ma...

You Need A Professional On Your Team When Buying A Home
You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a HomeMany people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they s...

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The Top Reasons We Buy Homes
The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy HomesLast week, the inaugural “Homebuyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers p...

Myths About Down Payments
One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually neces...

Limp Bizkit Playing Dayton Gas Station And Other Things Dayton
Big things are happening in the Dayton area, Tom Hanks was at Wright State University, 50 Cent will be signing autographs at Arrow Wine and Limp Bizkit is scheduled to play a show ...

Spring Is Almost Here
Spring is just a few weeks away, and the homes are already flying off the market! Usually we do not see this type of movement until later in spring early summer, but this winter ha...

Must Do February Projects
Photo: Automatic Air Corp.While February is the month with the fewest number of days, one of them is of course Valentine’s Day. So show some love to your house this month. Change...

Tax Breaks For Home Owners
If death and taxes are the two true givens in life, there probably should be a third: the bucketful of tax breaks Uncle Sam throws out every year to encourage more Americans to buy...

Buying A Home In The Winter Could Save You Some Money
Spring and summer are the high season for home sales, but winter can be a buyer’s market. If you don’t mind a smaller pool of homes for sale or moving around the holidays, wint...

Rake Leaves Like A Pro
With Fall here everyone's favorite pastime is upon us! Raking leaves!!! While it is not considered the most fun part of owning a home, it does have to get done.  Here are some...

What To Do In Dayton In The Fall
Looking for something fun to do as the weather cools off in the Dayton area? Well you are in luck!! Dayton and the surrounding area is full of fun things to do, both for the adul...

End Of Summer Maintenance Tips
As the summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter and cooler, it is time to start to prepare the home for the fall and winter to come. End of summer home maintenance&...

7 Green Energy Solutions For Your Home
Many homeowners choose to surpass traditional recycling habits by investing in technologically-advanced and environmentally-friendly abodes. In addition to being great for the envi...

FHA Loans An Overview Of The Process
Everyone has questions, and if yours happens to be about FHA Loans, this may be the perfect blog for you! If you are a first time, second time, or a seasoned home buyer and need he...

Summer Lawn Tips To Keep Your Lawn Looking Awesome
Summer is a maintenance season for lawns.If spring lawn care is about getting your lawn healthy and green, summer lawn care is about KEEPING it healthy while temperatures soar and ...

7 Myths Millennials Believe About Mortgage Lending
Millennials are forecasted to be a driving force in housing in 2015, with the majority of them being first-time homeowners.“Roughly 42% of millennials say they want to ...

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New HomeYou’re going to build your dream home and you thought it all through – or so you thought. You know exactly what you need and...

Spring Tips To Help You Spring Into Savings
We usually think of fall and winter for cost saving measures in your home, here are some tips to help save some money and increase the value of your home!1. Clean the refrigerator ...

9 Real Estate Myths That Need Debunked
Real estate myths are often passed around among buyers and sellers. Some of them have some truth; others are outright false; and still others depend on a variety of factors that ar...

Tips For Freshening Up The Look Of Your Home
1. Bring home a pretty present. You can go for the classic red roses, or any simple or elaborate bouquet. Use the flowers to brighten a main room or split them up among tiny v...

Best Time To Buy Sell Or List A Home
A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes sense to get the best “deal” on winter clothes at the ...

Buying A House After A Short Sale
The dream of homeownership doesn't have to end when you sell your home through a short sale. Underwater homeowners, who sell their homes for less than what they owe, can qualify fo...

Buying A Home In The Winter Not A Bad Idea
Is the housing market still seasonal? The market has been so up and down recently that the answer can depend on whom you ask, and the market that you're talking abou...

Holiday Home Shopping RUSH
Is there a Holiday rush for Homes this year? Home owners may be doubtful that the months of November and December will bring about a home sale. After all, aren’t potenti...

4 Easy Ways To Make A Master Bedroom Pop
Only 2 percent of more than 1,700 home owners say they have achieved their design vision in their homes, according to a survey by the remodeling website Houzz (2014 Houzz Decoratin...

Fall Home Projects Are The New Big Thing
More than half (52 percent) of homeowners in the country plan to make home improvements or additions this fall, according to the Zillow Digs Fall Home Improvement Trend and Spendin...

Quick And Easy End Of Summer Projects
Most homeowners plan their home improvement projects in the summer, but getting projects completed around the house doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. There are plenty of w...

You Just Moved In Now What 6 Immediate Yard Care ToDos
Home owners will be off to a good start with their new yards by following these important “move-in” steps. First and foremost, members of The Professional Landcare Network (PLA...

Whats Happening With Color This Summer
Home owners are not shying away from using more color in their homes. Nearly two-in-three home owners say they would like to add color in their home, particularly in the living ...

Make Your Back Yard Stand Out
Landscaping projects are being driven by two main reasons: To create entertainment spaces and fix yard problems, according to the Spring Houzz Landscaping Survey of m...

What Is Trending In Kitchens
Have you been thinking about fixing up your kitchen before you move? Or maybe you want to know if the home you are thinking about buying has a kitchen that may be going out of styl...

Do What NOW
Do What?SELL NOW?   Well HOW?Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers q...

Preparing Your House To Sell
1. Hire a Real Estate Agent An agent experienced with the market in your neighborhood is the most qualified person to determine how potential buyers will perceive your house....

Foreclosures Going Down
Home foreclosures in the United States were down year-over-year for the 40th straight month in January, according to RealtyTrac, but foreclosures are peaking in states that have&nb...

Make Your Move In 2014 For Good Financial Reason
2014 IS THIS THE YEAR TO MAKE YOUR MOVE? Procrastinating about buying or selling your home may cost you in the near future.  The word on the Wall Street and Main Street ...


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