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February 17, 2020

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

February 17, 2020

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into three often-overlooked financial benefits of homeownership and how preparing for

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February 14, 2020

Top Reasons to Love Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 14, 2020

Some Highlights: There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial. Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these advantages. Let’s get together today to determine if you’re ready to embrace the rewards of owning your own home.

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February 13, 2020

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

February 13, 2020

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. As an example, in Vanguard’s Global Outlook for 2020, the fund explains,

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February 12, 2020

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

February 12, 2020

The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that are available to buy. With early 2020 housing data now rolling in, it’s quite evident

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February 11, 2020

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

February 11, 2020

Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing the highest level in the past six years. See the graph below:This increase does not come as a

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February 10, 2020

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

February 10, 2020

Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is key to driving the best price for the sale. If you’ve ever watched the show

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February 7, 2020

The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

February 7, 2020

Some Highlights: Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the second time since 2017, followed by Washington State. New York was the country’s outbound move leader in 2019,

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February 6, 2020

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

February 6, 2020

Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their

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February 5, 2020

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

February 5, 2020

A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it –

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February 4, 2020

How to Avoid a Gender Gap When Investing in the Housing Market

February 4, 2020

When buying a home, we all want to feel like we’re making the right decision, paying a fair price, and making the best investment of our lives. According to a recent gender-based study, men and women can unknowingly walk away with very different financial outcomes when the deal closes. Thankfully, if you follow some simple

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