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Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

Wage Increases Make Home Buying More Affordable

  Everyone knows that housing affordability has been negatively impacted by rising prices and increasing mortgage rates, but there is another piece to the affordability equation – wages.   How much a family earns obviou...

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Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale

Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale

  According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232.   This is the highest average p...

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Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay?

  Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped   A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by...

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How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday

  One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, be...

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers

VA Home Loans by the Numbers

  Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty service members which helps them achieve their dreams of homeownership. ...

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75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

  Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to be...

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Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down?

  According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased for the last four months, all while sales of exi...

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5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

  The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.  ...

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Cost Projection for a 65 year Old Couple

Make Informed Medicare Choices During 2019 Enrollment Period

It’s Medicare enrollment time, and you have about five weeks or so to sign up if you’re a first-timer or if you want to change your existing coverage. The enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2018. Understanding the varie...

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

  Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership: Down Payment, Credit, and Affordability,”which revealed that, “Consumers often think they need to put more money down to purcha...

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