As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. One way to dramatically increase family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate.Read More
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Renting vs. Buying: What Does it Really Cost? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent.Read More
Billionaire: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!
Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that:Read More
Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices
Characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors.Read More
VA Appraisal Guidelines – Is Your Home VA Loan Compliant?
by Samantha Reeves Published: September 28, 2015 VA home loans are low-cost, flexible and borrower-friendly. And they’re soaring in popularity. It’s no wonder that eager sellers want to tap into the VA buyer market. What’s the first step toward that goal? Ensuring that properties meet VA appraisal guidelines. In truth, […]Read More
5 Mortgages That Require No Down Payment Or A Small One | Bankrate.com
Homebuyers with little savings are finding more home loans are available for a low down payment — some even have no down payment.Read More
Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!
Homeownership remains cheaper than renting…Read More
5 Rookie Mistakes By First-Time Homebuyers (And How To Avoid Them)
By Movement Mortgage | Jonathan McFadden | Read Bio This is it: The big one. You’ve scoped out the neighborhood, saved for your down payment and found your custom kitchen and perfect bathroom tile. You’re trading the world of rental apartments, condos and townhomes for one of the biggest financial commitments of your life: […]Read More
What Everyone Should Know About Condo Ownership (But No One Tells You)
Thinking about purchasing that condo? Before you jump in, get an insider’s perspective on possible pitfalls in this article! View the full article: What Everyone Should Know About Condo Ownership (But No One Tells You) on on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2015 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights […]Read More
Building Wealth: First Rung on the Ladder is Housing
How Housing Matters is a joint project of the Urban Land Institute and the MacArthur Foundation. It is “an online resource for the most rigorous research and practical information on how a quality, stable, affordable home in a vibrant community contributes to individual and community success”. A recent story they […]Read More
Vacation Home Sales: Sales Down, Prices Up
The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the vacation real estate market.Read More
The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes
Today’s home buyers value the emotional benefits of owning a home as much as the financial ones.Read More
You Can Save for a Down Payment Faster Than You Think
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take “nearly eight years” for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down payment on their dream home.Read More
More & More Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: 24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase. 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy. 18% of first-time buyers were single women. Source: My KCMRead More
Don’t Be Fooled… Home ownership Is A Great Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]
Home ownership is a great investment. Whether you rent or own, you are paying a mortgage. Yours when you own, your landlord’s when you rent.Read More
Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
24% of all recent buyers were single at the time of purchase, and nearly 20% of first-time buyers were single women.Read More
Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford.Read More
Attaining the American Dream: The 5 Financial Reasons to Buy
A revelation for most people: #2 – You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent (!).Read More
Top 9 Things NOT To Do During Your Loan Process
Don’t do these things… Just don’t.Read More
Neighbor Spats Online May Cost You Deals | Realtor Magazine
What you and your neighbors complain about online can cost you a lot of money.Read More
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