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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday April 20th, 2018  Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers,Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage…
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April 20, 2018 0

Is Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control?

 Thursday April 19th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Some homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes with larger mortgages. At the same time, first-time buyers have become homeowners and…
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April 19, 2018 0

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?

 Wednesday April 18th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C.…
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April 19, 2018 0

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

 Tuesday April 17th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a…
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April 17, 2018 0

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

 Monday April 16th, 2018  Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your…
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April 16, 2018 0

A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC]

 Friday April 13th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates,Infographics, Move-Up Buyers   Some Highlights: A trend that has been emerging for some time now is the contrast between inventory & demand in the Premium & Luxury Markets vs. the Starter & Trade-Up Home Markets and what that’s, in turn, doing to prices! Inventory continues…
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April 13, 2018 0

The COST of Your Next Home Will Be LESS Than Your Parents’ Home Was

 Thursday April 12th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers There is no doubt that the price of a home in most regions of the country is greater now than at any time in history. However, when we look at the cost of a home, it is cheaper to own today than it has been historically. The Difference Between…
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April 12, 2018 0

Mortgage Interest Rates Have Begun to Level Off

 Wednesday April 11th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers Whether you are a buyer searching for your first home, or a homeowner looking to move up to your next home, you should pay attention to where mortgage interest rates are heading. Over the course of 2018, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey,…
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April 11, 2018 0

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

 Tuesday April 10th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can…
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April 10, 2018 0

US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’!

 Monday April 9th, 2018  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to…
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April 9, 2018 0