The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision.
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Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for BuyersMillennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt.
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which
The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate
According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in
We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that homeowners
Whether you are selling or buying a home, the real estate agent you hire is critical to guaranteeing your family makes the right decision. Most agents can walk you through the process and explain
Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top item that buyers sacrifice is new clothes, at 54%. Even repeat or experienced
As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economist “Positive
According to the latest report from the US Census Bureau, more Americans chose purchasing a home over signing a lease to rent in the first quarter of 2017. This marks the first time
Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate.
Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take advantage of the
Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold,
Is 2017 the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do It Early!If you are considering moving up to your dream home, it may be better to do it earlier in the year than later. The two components
Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American DreamForbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the
US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy
The Importance of Using a Professional to Sell Your HomeWhen a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price for it with the least amount of hassles along the.