Why You Should Care When The FED Raises Interest Rates?

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised interest rates. As FOMC previously announced that they’d make quarterly raises during 2017, this came as no surprise. The stock market barely showed a change after the decision was announced, “while the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.11%.” So what […]
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The Housing Market – Trending Up

But what does that mean for Buyers? Homes are selling fast—under contract in an average of 34 days in March. The inventory of homes on the market is down, but home sales have risen by 8% within the year. The number of starter homes available fell by 43.6% over the past four years. Low Inventory, […]

Barbara Buchacker, Her Volunteer Story: Heart for Seniors

On Q Gives Back… in Charlotte, North Carolina Settled in the beautiful town near Charlotte just southeast of Lake Norman is Huntersville. In the heart of this city lies the Carillon Assisted Living of Huntersville where On Q’s very own Barbara Buchacker volunteers.  Its location is fitting for this heartwarming work. Barbara Buchacker, Her ‘On […]

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Home Loans

USDA-RD Overview The real estate space is broad, diverse, and varies greatly based upon each individual’s unique credit, income, and regional circumstances. The USDA Home Loan Program is designed with this breadth and diversity in mind, specifically where rural housing is concerned. The USDA Rural Development Loan is intended to increase homeownership in rural regions […]

Politics & Economics: How they affect the Housing Market

Since President Trump won the election, mortgage rates have increased due to the awaited economic stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 20,000 for the first time – investors elevated stocks following a strong earnings report after Trump’s push to cut government regulation. People are optimistic about the 2017 housing market post-Trump Inauguration.   Since […]

5 Steps to Having Plants in the House All Winter Long

Decorating with Plants Indoors The New Year has greeted us with a lot of winter storms. While the wonderland continues to build, bring some new life into your home with plants that will last through the season. Take a look at our five steps below, and you will be on your way to enjoy a […]