All posts by Jeff H.

  • Vast Majority Of Renters Say They Want To Buy

    Recent data from Fannie Mae shows a large majority of current renters intend to one day buy a house. In fact, just 18 percent of surveyed renters said they plan to remain renters forever. So what are...

    • Posted October 12, 2017
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  • Potential Home Buyers Feel More Optimistic

    Each month, Fannie Mae surveys Americans to get a feel for how people view the housing market, home prices, mortgage rates, and whether or not it’s a good time to buy or sell a home. According to...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • What’s An Uneven Market Mean For Buyers?

    Since the housing crash and financial crisis, a slow and steady recovery has taken place. Home prices, for example, have been rising now for a few years and, in some markets, have surpassed their previous peaks. But...

    • Posted September 25, 2017
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  • Buyer Demand High As Summer Winds Down

    There is no shortage of Americans who want to buy homes. In fact, buyer demand has been high all year. But despite growing interest in homeownership, home sales have not had a breakthrough year. Why is that?...

    • Posted September 22, 2017
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  • Debt May Be Holding Millennial Buyers Back

    A new survey of millennials from the National Association of Realtors and American Student Assistance finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents said they took out a student loan in order to pay for college. Among them,...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Renting A Home Is Getting More Expensive

    Many people assume that renting is always going to be cheaper than buying a house. Mostly, this is because of the upfront costs associated with buying. Having to come up with closing costs and a down payment,...

    • Posted September 18, 2017
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  • Do Millennials Care About Homeownership?

    The American Dream is an abstract concept but always seems to include the idea of owning a home. Buying a home, for generations of Americans, has been seen as an achievement to strive for and be proud...

    • Posted September 15, 2017
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  • Homeowners Often Overestimate Their Home’s Value

    American homeowners may be overestimating their home’s worth, according to new data. The research shows appraisals in August were 1.35 percent lower than homeowners expected. There are a couple of reasons this could be happening. First, there...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • U.S. Homeowners See Big Returns From Selling

    The real estate market is hard to time. That’s why you should buy a house because you want to become a homeowner and stay somewhere for awhile, not because you hope to make money off the eventual...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • Americans See A Good Opportunity To Sell

    For many years, when home prices and mortgage rates were both lower than normal, home buyers had a historic opportunity to find a great deal and lock in an excellent rate. These days, though mortgage rates remain historically...

    • Posted September 8, 2017
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