Buying a Home

June 21, 2021

A third of Americans found errors on their credit reports. Here’s how to fix those mistakes

A third of Americans found errors on their credit reports. Here’s how to fix those mistakes

Before you take out a mortgage or car loan, check your credit report. 

It may have a mistake that could cost you.

It’s not as uncommon as you may think. More than one-third ...

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Dec. 5, 2019

Are you ready to buy a home?

Are you ready to buy a home?

Question: I am tired of paying rent and thinking about buying a home, but I'm worried about the added cost and responsibility. How do I know if I am ready?—Kate

The transition from renter to homebuyer is a big one.  ...

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Dec. 4, 2019

"Homes don't sell during the holidays"

Wrong!!!

I hear over and over from both Realtors & Home Owners that properties don't sell during the holidays! This couldn't be more wrong! The holidays are an excellent time to put your home on the market. Here's why:

 

Demand is up!

Many Sellers don't ...

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Sept. 13, 2019

Here’s why millions of millennials are not homeowners

 

Homeownership eludes millions of millennials.

There is a whole host of reasons, including personal preferences and economic disadvantages, that explain why the homeownership rate for the largest generation in U.S. history is lower than that of their parents and grandparents.

“In my generation — I’m a baby boomer ...

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Sept. 12, 2019

Here are the best and worst US cities for retirement

 

Just under a quarter of Americans are “very confident” they’ll have enough money to retire comfortably. And many expect to delay retirement at least until age 65, according to recent studies.

So what’s a person who’s ready to call it quits at the office to do? Relocating to more ...

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Sept. 9, 2019

Older millennials are driving home prices higher again

  • Home price gains had been shrinking over the last year, but the increases turned higher again this summer. Home prices were up 3.6% in July compared with July 2018, according to CoreLogic.
  • That is stronger than the 3.4% gain in June. CoreLogic is now predicting an even larger ...
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Aug. 19, 2019

Home buyers are taking advantage of falling rates, says housing market analyst Ivy Zelman

While Wall Street panics about falling rates, Main Street is benefiting, especially in the housing market, according to housing guru Ivy Zelman.

She says every quarter-point cut in mortgage rates is equivalent to a 3 percent drop in the price of a home.

“Right now housing prices are down for ...

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Aug. 2, 2019

Seven cities see home prices heating up again, but Seattle sinks, according to S&P Case-Shiller

  • Nationally, home prices rose 3.4% annually in May, down from the 3.5% annual gain in April, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price indices.
  • The 10-city price composite rose 2.2%, down from 2.3% the month before.
  • The 20-city composite showed a 2.4% annual gain ...
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July 31, 2019

Mortgage applications fall for third straight week, despite lower interest rates

KEY POINTS
  • Overall volume for mortgage applications fell 1.4% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • Volume was still 35% higher than a year ago, when interest rates were significantly higher.
  • Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 3% for the week but were ...
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Oct. 9, 2018

Avondale makes list of Top 100 cities for rentrepreneurs

Rent estate has gained a lot of traction over the years because it makes a great investment with high-profit potential. Many consumers are simply more interested in renting than buying these days.

“Even setting aside big upfront expenses like a down payment, rising month-by-month costs are likely keeping many people ...

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