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

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

14 tips for moving furniture

14 tips for moving furniture   Click on the link, I found them all helpful especially #5. Might have to look into some of those for myself.  

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 Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage

The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage Mortgage companies frequently pitch their 15-year mortgage ads online. And if you aren't running into ads, if you buy a house, you'll certainly be asked if you'd like a 15-year mortgage instead of the standard and conventional 30-year loan. All of which could make anyone wonder – … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage