First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers: Financial Missteps and Opportunities Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers in the U.S. housing market. Last year, single men only made up 8 percent of homebuyers, while single women made up a whopping 18 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Related: … Continue reading First-Time Homebuyers

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Home Warranty Questions

Take a look here on the First American Home Warranty FAQs page. They have answers to almost all your Home Warranty questions. Questions like this ~ FAQ: Are pre-existing conditions covered?   A First American home warranty covers pre-existing or unknown conditions if, at the time coverage begins, the malfunction is not known or could … Continue reading Home Warranty Questions

10 Most Popular Cities for Women to Buy Homes

10 Most Popular Cities for Women to Buy Homes Women buy more homes than men in some cities. Women, and especially single women, have become a formidable force in the Real Estate market. As the number of single men who purchase declines, the number of single women purchasing homes continues to grow, despite a 20 … Continue reading 10 Most Popular Cities for Women to Buy Homes

This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state

This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state Before you buy a home, it's important to find out if you can afford the monthly mortgage payment. To do this, some financial experts recommend your housing costs — primarily your mortgage payments — shouldn't consume more than 30 percent of … Continue reading This is the salary you need to afford the average home in your state

The Reality of Home Prices vs. Home Sales

The Reality of Home Prices vs. Home Sales Home prices in February hit a four-year high, capping a 72-month run in which median home values rose nationally, according to a report by Redfin. But just because the prices went up does not mean sales went up. In fact, while national median prices rose almost 9 … Continue reading The Reality of Home Prices vs. Home Sales

Reverse Mortgages

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now The millions of Americans who haven’t saved enough money for retirement still have a potential safety net: their home equity. But recent changes to reverse mortgages mean seniors and their families may have tougher decisions to make. Reverse mortgages allow people 62 and older to tap their … Continue reading Reverse Mortgages

All the crazy things happening in San Francisco because of its out-of-control housing prices

~check this out. Slide #5-#17?! ~ All the crazy things happening in San Francisco because of its out-of-control housing prices People are leaving San Francisco in droves as the cost of living reaches new highs. A recent report from real estate site Redfin reveals that San Francisco lost more residents than any other city in … Continue reading All the crazy things happening in San Francisco because of its out-of-control housing prices

Where Are America’s Happiest Cities?

Where Are America’s Happiest Cities? Where do the happiest people in America live? According to a new study by WalletHub, the answer is Fremont, California. The city scored highest overall in WalletHub's study of 182 U.S. metros, ranking emotional and physical well-being with income, community, and environment. The study looked at numerous factors affecting life … Continue reading Where Are America’s Happiest Cities?

8 insider tips to get rich in real estate

8 insider tips to get rich in real estate If your only experience investing in property involves paying your home's monthly mortgage, you might want to consider expanding your real estate portfolio. In fact, there are a number of ways to make money through real estate, and not all of them require taking out a … Continue reading 8 insider tips to get rich in real estate

Fannie Mae: Housing Market Headwinds are Temporary

Fannie Mae: Housing Market Headwinds are Temporary The housing market might have had a rough start to the year, but according to Fannie Mae’s Economic and Housing Outlook released on Monday, this quarter seems to be a temporary headwind as a stimulative fiscal policy is expected to boost the economy in 2018. The report comes … Continue reading Fannie Mae: Housing Market Headwinds are Temporary