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Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has con

Aug 01, 2018 |

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth

 Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity

May 05, 2018 |

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?

How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?

   It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washi

Apr 29, 2018 |

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

   In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious ab

Apr 20, 2018 |

FICO® Scores on Approved Home Loans Drop Again

FICO® Scores on Approved Home Loans Drop Again

 According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Report, the average FICO® Score on all closed loans dropped to 722 which is its lowest mark since April. The average includes all approved refinance and purchase loans.FHA and VA loans showed the most opportuni

Apr 14, 2018 |

93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream

93% Believe Homeownership Is Important in Attaining the American Dream

 Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that:“Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.”When asked “How important a part of the Ame

Mar 20, 2018 |

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