Why Home Prices Are Increasing
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There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is … Read More

Buying a Home Is Cheaper Than Renting in the Majority of the US
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The results of the 2018 Rental Affordability Report from ATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report. … Read More

Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]
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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 … Read More

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step
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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 … Read More

Boomerang Buyers: Most Qualify for Financing in 2-3 Years
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According to a new study from Lending Tree, Americans who have filed for bankruptcy may be able to rebuild enough credit to qualify for a home loan in as little … Read More

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!
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Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part … Read More

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying Today [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (28.9%) … Read More

Freddie Mac: Rising Mortgage Rates DO NOT Lead to Falling Home Prices
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Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in … Read More

2 Major Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
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Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or … Read More

Why Getting Pre-Approved Should Be Your First Step
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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 … Read More

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