Where are America’s Hottest Markets?  The numbers for July 2019 are in and the hottest markets in America are not the big named cities that most might expect to find. According to realtor.com data these unsuspecting smaller metro-areas offer affordability for homeowners. Many of those that made...

In Construction, Time Equals Money  In construction, time equals money and at Knipp Contracting, we recognize that the successful completion of your construction project is critical. The Knipp Contracting team has over forty years of construction experience and after completing more than 20,000+ construction projects across the...

 Update on the US Market: Substantial Progress Post-Recession  June marked the longest period of economic expansion for the U.S. market, reaching 121 months. According to a recent report by CoreLogic, the housing flip rate, home prices and rents are up. One of the biggest evidence of...

Investment Property Tips  Are you considering an investment property to add to your financial portfolio? An investment property can be a great option for building long-term wealth, however there can also be expensive pitfalls. Here are a few tips to help you get started. What type...

How to Avoid Scammers After a Natural Disaster  The monsoon season and hurricane season have arrived and that leaves many of us vulnerable to scammers looking to take advantage of desperate folks who may have just received a large sum of money to repair property damage....

Housing and Mortgage Trends for Second Half of 2019  The first two quarters of 2019 were a surprise in the mortgage industry, as rates were not expected to drop. Millions of homeowners could benefit from the unexpected low rates by refinancing. Other housing predictions were on...

Happy Fourth of July  “One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!” - Oliver Wendell Holmes As we gather with family and friends this week to celebrate the fourth of July holiday, we hope you will take a moment to remember the countless men...

Working with Wealthy People: 4 Helpful Tips  Affluent people have a different mindset, and therefore require a unique approach to be successful in developing relationships. Learning more about the psychology behind why and how wealthy people make decisions, and how they prioritize their decisions, could help...

What it Takes to Qualify for a Commercial Loan  The process for applying for a residential home loan and a commercial building loan, live in two different worlds. Commercial underwriters may take into consideration other factors beyond your personal credit score. If you are planning to...