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Happy Chinese New Year!

The contributions of Chinese-Americans to the greatness of this country have been incredible.  Today, February 16th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year; the Year of the Dog.  If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area of the country with a sizeable population of ethnic Chinese,...
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Airbnb Income Can Now be Counted When Refinancing

A new initiative being developed by Airbnb, in partnership with Fannie Mae and several lenders, would allow homeowners wishing to refinance their homes the ability to count, as income, funds generated from their properties listed on the homesharing site.  According to a recent article on Curbed, Airbnb will...
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U.S. Population is Up 5.90% Since 2010

America is a growing country with boundless opportunity and seemingly limitless potential. Recently, the U.S. Census put out their annual population estimates for the new year.  According to their data, the U.S. population was up 5.9% since the 2010 Census.  And, remember, all those people need a place...
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Anatomy of a First-time Home Buyer

What makes up a first-time home buyer?  The National Association of Realtors recently put together this handy infographic using data from their 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.  So, what do they look like? Age – 32 years old Household income – $ 75k Cost of home...
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