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American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

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Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers™ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae™s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore, the HPSI reflects consumers™ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions. Great News! […]

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Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather […]

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Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently released their 2019 Q2 Homeownership Report. Some began to see the sky falling, believing the report showed Americans may be stepping back from their belief in homeownership. The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing boom, reaching its peak of 69.2% […]

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Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

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There’s no doubt that today’s housing market is changing, and everything we see right now indicates it is time to sell. Here’s a look at why selling now is likely to drive the greatest return on your largest investment. Home values have been appreciating for several years now, growing at a strong, steady, and impressive […]

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How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

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Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and how to best source down payment assistance. Let’s tackle these two today. 1. How much do you really need […]

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Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying Now

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On his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:  â€œNot prioritizing homeownership is the single biggest mistake millennials are making.â€�  He further stated, â€œBuying a home is an escalator to wealth.â€� Bach explains: “Young adults in particular aren’t hopping on this escalator, and it’s a costly mistake…If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances […]

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Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell Your House

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As a homeowner, it’s always tempting to dream about the next big project you’re going to tackle. The possibilities are endless. Should I renovate? Should I refinance? Should I stay? Should I move? The list goes on and on. In today’s housing market, it’s actually a great time to shift your thoughts toward selling your […]

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How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years

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Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. Here are the results from the Q2 2019 Survey: Home values will appreciate by 4.1% in 2019 The average annual appreciation will be […]

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