All posts by Jeff H.

  • Buyers Expand Search In Quest For Affordable Homes

    It’s no secret that home prices have been increasing lately, and especially in the nation’s most populous metropolitan areas. So what are home buyers doing to ensure they find – not only a house they love –...

    • Posted March 2, 2018
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  • Stronger Job Market Keeps Home Buyers Hopeful

    There are a lot of different factors that play a role in determining whether or not you can buy a house and how much house you should buy. Current mortgage rates, home prices, your personal debt, income,...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • New Home Inventory Reaches 9-Year High

    The number of new homes for sale is an important barometer for the housing market. That’s because, new homes are the fastest way to add inventory to the market. And, because inventory shortages are currently pushing home...

    • Posted February 27, 2018
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  • Single Home Buyers Face Added Challenges

    Without the benefit of two incomes, single home buyers face some added challenges when looking to buy a house. For one, it takes longer to save for a down payment. In fact, according to a new analysis,...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • Buyer Basics: What Matters Most To Men Vs. Women

    If you’re buying a house – rather than having one built to your specifications – you’re going to have to compromise. You’re probably not going to find everything on your wish list in one house, and certainly...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Eager Home Buyers Get Jump On Spring Season

    Home buyers may be getting an early start on the spring buying season this year, according to new numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association. In fact, demand for purchase loan applications was up 6 percent last week...

    • Posted January 29, 2018
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  • Young Adults Hold Key To This Year’s Market

    First-time home buyers are an important demographic when tracking the health of the housing market. That’s because, they typically make up nearly half of all home sales. In recent years, however, young Americans have been buying fewer...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Analyst Says Don’t Expect Big Changes In 2018

    Housing market fundamentals have been relatively steady, for some time now. Mortgage rates have been low by historical standards, prices have been rising, and inventory has been down. All three of these factors, combined with a growing...

    • Posted January 8, 2018
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  • Credit Score Data A Reminder To Keep Good Habits

    Keeping good financial habits is important, especially if you’re expecting to buy a house any time soon. That’s because, your credit history and score will be among the tools your lender uses to determine whether or not...

    • Posted January 5, 2018
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  • Home Sales Reach Strongest Pace Since 2006

    Sales of previously owned homes rose for the third straight month in November, according to new numbers from the National Association of Realtors. The improvement put home sales at their strongest pace since 2006 and 3.8 percent...

    • Posted December 22, 2017
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