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

The Real Reason 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 … Read More

The Cost of NOT Owning Your Home
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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

Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?
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There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers … Read More

Your Friends Are Crazy Wrong If They’re Telling You Not to Buy
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The current narrative is that home prices have risen so much so that it is no longer a smart idea to purchase a home. Your family and friends might suggest … Read More

Buying a Home Can Be Scary… Unless You Know the Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home, which stops many of them from … Read More

Millennials Flock Towards Low Down Payment Programs
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A report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a down payment of 6% or less. The trend continued among all buyers with a mortgage, … Read More

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home [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 (29.2%) … Read More

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