One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the Top Reasons to Own a Home

One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home and what you owe is called equity.

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be the trigger, and home values will still continue to appreciate. It will not be a repeat of the crash in the 2008 housing market.

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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

The latest report by the Census Bureau on homeownership shows that over the last two years, the percentage of homeowners has increased in each of the last eight quarters. Owning a home is part of the American Dream. Are you looking to buy a home?

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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

The truth is, whether you’re renting or buying a home, you have a monthly housing expense. The benefit of buying is that your monthly mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ building your net worth with every payment! Use your monthly housing expense to build equity for yourself instead of someone else!

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Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

Will Your Side Hustle Buy You a House This Year?

“In a 2017 survey, 68% of renters cited saving for a down payment as an obstacle to homeownership. Thirty-nine percent of renters believe that more than 20% is needed for a down payment and many renters are unaware of low-down payment programs.”

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Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase?

If buyer demand continues to outpace the current supply of existing homes for sale, prices will continue to appreciate. Nothing nefarious is taking place. It is simply the theory of supply & demand working as it should.

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Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

Will Your Current House Fit Your Needs in Retirement?

When it comes to your forever home, evaluating your current house for its ability to adapt with you as you age can be the first step to guaranteeing your comfort in retirement. If after considering all these factors you find yourself curious about your options, let’s get together to evaluate your ability to sell your house in today’s market and get you into your dream retirement home!

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How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

How Long Do Most Families Live in a House?

Many believe that a large portion of homeowners are not in a house that is best for their current family circumstance; they could be baby boomers living in an empty, four-bedroom colonial, or a millennial couple living in a one-bedroom condo planning to start a family.

These homeowners are ready to make a move, and since a lack of housing inventory is still a major challenge in the current housing market, this could be great news.

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Moving up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time in 40 Years

Moving up Is MORE Affordable Now Than Almost Any Other Time in 40 Years

If you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current family needs, great news was just revealed.

Last week, Trulia posted a blog, Not Your Father’s Housing Market, which examined home affordability over the last 40+ years (1975-2016). Their research revealed that:

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