Where Should You Invest the Cash For Your Next Down Payment?

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Where Should You Invest the Cash For Your Next Down Payment? by Scott Trench | BiggerPockets.com By Scott Trench updated September 10, 2017 Investor Financing & Creative REI It’s a common question from folks saving up to buy their first (or next) rental property, house-hack, or primary residence: Should I keep my money safe in … Continue reading Where Should You Invest the Cash For Your Next Down Payment?

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4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

~ please don't let the unknown deter you from buying a home. I can help guide you through the process. Step, by Step ~ 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes  While the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed slightly since reaching a 50-year low in 2016, it remains near a generational low at just 63.7%. … Continue reading 4 reasons fewer Americans are buying homes

The 25 most expensive cities to move to

~ watch out Inland Empire we made #17 on the list ~ The 25 most expensive cities to move to 25 Most Expensive Cities to Move to From Europeans heading west in the 19th century to immigrants searching for a fresh start, leaving home in pursuit of opportunity has long been a central part of … Continue reading The 25 most expensive cities to move to

Raising a Family? Consider Buying a Home in These Top Cities

Raising a Family? Consider Buying a Home in These Top Cities American families prioritize several aspects when choosing a location to raise a family, and according to WalletHub’s released 2017’s Best and Worst Places to Raise a Family report, those factors include affordability, health and safety, family fun, education, and childcare. Using those dimensions, WalletHub’s … Continue reading Raising a Family? Consider Buying a Home in These Top Cities

There are no more low-priced homes

There are no more low-priced homes  Sales of both newly built and existing homes fell unexpectedly in July, and while it's just one month's data, it may be a signal that the housing market has hit an insurmountable hurdle. It is just plain too expensive. Home prices are higher at virtually every price point, but … Continue reading There are no more low-priced homes

Infographic: What You Need to Know About Millennial Homebuyers

Infographic: What You Need to Know About Millennial Homebuyers By Mark Mathis, General Manager of Broker and Agent Sales at Homes.com Millennials have been the largest group of homebuyers for the last three years running, and with most millennials yet to enter the housing market, their dominance is unlikely to end any time soon. This … Continue reading Infographic: What You Need to Know About Millennial Homebuyers

Sales of new homes tumble to a 7-month low

Sales of new homes tumble to a 7-month low Sales of new single-family homes unexpectedly fell in July, dropping to their lowest level in seven months, which could raise concerns of a slowdown in the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales tumbled 9.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading Sales of new homes tumble to a 7-month low

Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

~love this idea~ Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build 'granny pods' © Provided by CNBC 400-square-foot "Granny Pods" Like many boomers, Jane Baldwin faced a difficult question: "Where do I go next?"The 67-year-old retiree was living alone in Wyoming, and had grown tired of cold winters. She wanted … Continue reading Searching for a place to age, retirees look to the backyard and build ‘granny pods’

Cash Making a Comeback

Cash Making a Comeback  Housing starts charted lower than anticipated during Q2, according to Freddie Mac’s August Outlook. which is putting a strain on the preferred home-buying route and forcing buyers to pursue alternative avenues. The report examines how today’s limited supply of homes has resulted in an amount of cash sales in lieu of … Continue reading Cash Making a Comeback

The 25 safest American cities to live in

~ well done California with 9 cities out of 25 on the list -  Torrance, Santa Clara, Burbank, Temecula, Glendale, Sunnyvale, Carlsbad, Thousand Oaks, Irvine ~ The 25 safest American cities to live in Crime levels have declined sharply in the US over the past two decades. According to FBI statistics, the rate of violent … Continue reading The 25 safest American cities to live in