An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

So-So or No Credit? No Cash? An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home If you've never owned a home before, FHA loans offer a great way to break into the housing market. They're federally insured mortgages with easier requirements than conventional home loans. "The secret sauce, the magic ingredient, behind the FHA program is … Continue reading An FHA Loan Can Get You a Home

Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

VERY, VERY, VERY Important tip, from CNBC! Buying a home may be the biggest purchase of your life, and it's not one you want to rush. Before getting serious about a property, there are certain key things to make sure you've done. Here are six of them, according to real estate experts. 1. Figure out … Continue reading Don’t buy a home until you’ve done these 6 things

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today ~ Getting into the market to buy your first home? Or looking to move up? Don't be discouraged. Yes, housing prices have gone up, but so have wages so chances are that you are in a better position than you think you … Continue reading How Much You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In America Today

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition Record high home values, stagnating incomes, the largest economic downturn in a century and record levels of student debt are just a few examples of the roadblocks between millennials and homeownership. All these factors have manifested in millennials’ inability to sock away enough cash in their savings … Continue reading Where Are Millennials Buying Homes? – 2019 Edition

Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

As housing costs remain high, parents buy homes to give their kids a leg up When Laura Hameister and her family moved to a new home in the San Francisco Bay area more than a decade ago, she and her husband decided to hold onto their old house rather than sell it. Today, Hameister’s younger … Continue reading Mom, Dad Can you Buy Me a Home?

Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Apartment Owners: Let’s Do the Math With Maintenance Costs How much does it cost each year to maintain your apartment? For apartment owners, that answer contains two elements: what you pay to buy the place and what you pay each month to carry it. These two factors, in theory, exist on a sliding scale to … Continue reading Buyers – What are you paying in maintenance costs?

Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

What you should know about buying, selling or refinancing a home as the market gets more complicated in 2019 Buy, sell or refi: Your housing playbook for 2019   3:46 PM ET Wed, 19 Dec 2018 | 26:38 It's the most expensive purchase many of us even consider: A place to live. As we head into … Continue reading Buy, Sell or Refinance in 2019?

Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

~ thank you KCM as always for the insightful information! ~ Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.2% by … Continue reading Wait or Buy Now? – Infographic

Generation Z homebuyers nab property quickly with family money

~ interesting insight ~ Generation Z homebuyers nab property quickly with family money Though they still represent just a small fraction of the housing market thus far, Generation Z homebuyers are different from their older peers. Currently, the members of Generation Z, which includes those born after 1995, are something of an anomaly: They account … Continue reading Generation Z homebuyers nab property quickly with family money

International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market

~ Interesting read ~ International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market After strong interest for several years, international buyers appear to be souring on the U.S. housing market. The dollar volume of U.S. home sales to international buyers between April 2017 and March 2018 dropped 21 percent compared to the year-ago period, … Continue reading International buyers are dropping out of the US housing market