All posts by Jeff H.

  • What Will The Housing Market Look Like This Fall?

    It can be hard to get a grasp on what is happening in the housing market with the constant news updates about home sales, mortgage rates, and prices. Monthly housing reports can be volatile and can give...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • First Time Home Buyers Are Eager To Buy

    New data shows first-time home buyers bought more single-family homes during the second quarter of this year than they have since 1999. That’s significant, since first-time buyers are an important demographic for the overall health of the...

    • Posted September 1, 2017
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  • One Quarter Of Homeowners Are Equity Rich

    Equity can be loosely defined as the value of your house minus how much you owe on the mortgage. Which means, as you make your monthly mortgage payments, you’re gaining a larger share of your home’s value....

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • New Home Sales Up 9% Over Last Year

    Sales of newly built single-family homes are now 9.2 percent above last year’s level, according to new numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This year-over-year improvement is important,...

    • Posted August 28, 2017
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  • Typical Home Sells In Less Than A Month

    In July, 51 percent of homes were on the market less than a month before selling, according to new numbers from the National Association of Realtors. The data provides more evidence that, even as the summer season...

    • Posted August 25, 2017
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  • Millennials Express Home Buying Anxiety

    To those who’ve been through it before, the home buying process may seem less complicated and intimidating than it does to someone who hasn’t had the experience. Take millennials, for example. The generation – roughly defined as...

    • Posted August 22, 2017
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  • Cash Sales Are A Sign Of A Competitive Market

    Most people don’t buy their house with cash. In fact, historically cash sales account for just 10 percent of all home sales. But, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent monthly outlook, the fact that the number of...

    • Posted August 21, 2017
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  • New Home Market Shows Improvement

    The number of new homes that are built and sold has an effect on everyone who buys or sells a house. Mostly, this is true because of prices. Regardless of whether you’re interested in buying a new...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • The Real Reason There Are Fewer Homes For Sale

    These days, many markets are suffering from a lack of homes for sale. And where there are fewer homes to buy, there are higher prices and more competition among buyers. But what’s behind the shortage? Well, a...

    • Posted August 14, 2017
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  • Housing Market Improves Despite Challenges

    The National Association Of Home Builders’ Leading Markets Index compares current price, building permit, and employment levels to their previous norms in 337 markets across the country. The index is an effort to measure how quickly individual...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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