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Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 [...]

By |2019-08-09T03:01:45-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

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% [...]

By |2019-08-08T03:04:22-07:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Why All the Chicken Littles Should Calm Down

Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

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 [...]

By |2019-08-07T03:04:47-07:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths|Comments Off on Appreciation Is Strong: It Might Be Time to Sell

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

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 [...]

By |2019-08-06T03:05:29-07:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers|Comments Off on How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying Now

On his personal website, self-made millionaire David Bach makes a striking statement:  “Not prioritizing homeownership is the single biggest mistake millennials are making.”  He further stated, “Buying a home is an escalator to wealth.” 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 [...]

By |2019-08-05T03:04:56-07:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Millionaire to Millennials: The Costly Mistake of Not Buying Now