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82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today


The financial benefits of buying a home as compared to renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. Most experts are calling for home prices to continue appreciating over the next several years. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey, a survey of over one hundred economists, real

82,338 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Today2021-04-20T04:00:34-06:00

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?


One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think. Using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?2021-04-19T04:00:22-06:00

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights There’s no doubt about it: homeowners love their homes, and that feeling has become even more important over the past year. The vast majority of homeowners say they’re emotionally attached to their home and that it has kept them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Owning a home provides a sense of safety, security, and accomplishment. Let’s connect to move your homeownership goals forward

Home Is Where the Heart Is [INFOGRAPHIC]2021-04-16T04:00:21-06:00

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home


As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e., homes sold to buyers who are not going to occupy

Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home2021-04-15T04:00:39-06:00

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks


A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment than stocks? In a post on the Liberty Street Economics

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks2021-04-14T04:00:09-06:00

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes


Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing, and need to isolate, has really brought a central focus

Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes2021-04-13T04:00:38-06:00

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure


There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave Forbearance Already Caught Up on Payments According to the Mortgage Bankers

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure2021-04-12T04:00:13-06:00

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are discovering the value of a multigenerational home. With such high

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]2021-04-09T04:00:27-06:00

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits


A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan 85% – the chance to be better off financially 85%

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits2021-04-08T04:00:48-06:00

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?


Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The better the economy is doing overall, the better most individuals

Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?2021-04-07T04:00:59-06:00

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