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  • Whether You Rent Or Buy, You Are Still Paying a Mortgage

    There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or... Read More

  • Savings Plan Challenge

    Save $2700+ in 52 Weeks! Looking for ways to save for a down payment on a house? Try this 52 week challenge. This time next year, you could be buying a new home! This may be one of the most simple savings challenges ever. Start by saving $2 in week... Read More

  • Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in Almost a Decade

    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed the cost of rent was 3.8% higher than a year ago for the second straight month in June. That’s the strongest yearly price gain... Read More

  • A Homeowner's Net Worth is 45X Greater Than a Renter's!

    Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a... Read More

  • June is National Homeownership Month

    If you are wondering if homeownership is right for you, give one of our licensed loan originators a call!! • Paying rent is not a good investment, but owning is a great way to start building family wealth. • Not only does homeownership... Read More

  • Friday Food For Thought - It Takes a Team

    These were the words that started my adventure Sunday morning at 9am…………..   “This course today. It is designed for you to find your best. The only way you can fail this course today is if you did not find your... Read More

  • Who Still Believes in the American Dream of Homeownership

    The concept of homeownership as the American Dream is not dead—at least not among Millennials and non-Whites, according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI). Although they have yet to make their full homebuying force felt,... Read More

  • Are The Kids Finally Moving Out?

    1.2 million formations annually to half that number. However, this may be the year this turns back around. According to the Urban Land Institute’s report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate, household formations will increase dramatically.... Read More

  • The Importance of Home Equity to a Family

    There has been much written about how dramatically home values have increased over the last several years. With the increase in values, comes an increase in the equity each home owning family now has. The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard... Read More

  • 1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing the Real Estate Party

    There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest that they are now entering the market in increasing numbers. The most recent Existing... Read More

  • Guess Where Residential Rents are Heading

    Each month, many people are faced with the decision of renewing their rental lease for another year or purchasing their first home. One of the questions that must be answered before they make a decision is – “Where are rents... Read More

  • Today Kicks Off National Homeownership Month.

    National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his... Read More

  • Cory Kasten Named Wyoming Lender of the Year.

    Wallick & Volk Mortgage announced today that long-time mortgage professional Cory Kasten NMLS 262697 | WY MLO #218, has been recognized by the WCDA as their “Wyoming Lender of the Year.” This prestigious award was presented last week... Read More

  • Home Sales Skyrocketing.

    Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The numbers shocked many analysts as they revealed a 10.4% increase over the same month last year. This is the highest number of sales since September... Read More

  • Becky Mulhollen Elected Board Chair for The Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee

    Wallick & Volk would like to congratulate Becky Mulhollen, Mortgage Consultant in the Bellevue branch, on being elected Board Chair for the Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassador Committee. Economic Alliance Snohomish County Ambassadors... Read More