For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership As far as Tatiana Skomski is concerned, the American dream is alive and well — although just beyond reach. Skomski, 24, lives with her boyfriend, K.J., and their dog, Lola, in Portland, Ore. They picture getting married, buying a house and starting a family. "It's a … Continue reading For millennials, this is the greatest hurdle to homeownership

Don’t let these tax breaks pass you by

Many older homeowners are missing out on this big tax break If you’re an older homeowner in need of more cash, many states offer a little-known way to slash your property tax bill.  In about two dozen states, older homeowners can legally defer their property tax bills, Money magazine reports. These programs allow you to … Continue reading Don’t let these tax breaks pass you by

Homeownership IS Obtainable for all – Read How

I Bought a Brooklyn Apartment on a Librarian’s Salary © Steven Senne/AP Photo Brown University students Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij, left, and Nick Melachrinos, walk past a card catalog, right, at the Providence Athenaeum, in Providence, R.I., Monday, July 15, 2013. With roots dating back to 1753, the private library is one of the oldest in the … Continue reading Homeownership IS Obtainable for all – Read How

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

Where millennials should look to become homeowner

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Renters Still Crave Homeownership

Renters Still Crave Homeownership Homeownership is still the American dream, according to 84% of Americans. While the number of potential first-time homebuyers consistently hovers above 30%, it’s safe to say that the business of real estate tends to run in cycles. At any given moment inventory can fluctuate, interest rates can tick up or down, … Continue reading Renters Still Crave Homeownership

Rising Credit Card Debt Could Be Obstacle to Homeownership

Rising Credit Card Debt Could Be Obstacle to Homeownership American credit card debt continued to creep higher in 2017, with the average American household now owing a balance of $15,654, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. For a bit of context, NerdWallet’s study also found that the average American household holding any debt at all … Continue reading Rising Credit Card Debt Could Be Obstacle to Homeownership

Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

~ some good info for you in case you need it ~ Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and, if you’re compliant with the law, a smoke detector, too! Read on to ensure you and your clients comply with new and existing rules controlling smoke alarms in … Continue reading Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

A new way to buy a home

~ I love this idea. I know when I bought my first home with FHA my husband and I in our early 20s didn't have enough cash saved yet for a down payment, so my father-in law gifted us the money (only $2800 at the time), but not everyone has someone who can do the … Continue reading A new way to buy a home

Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell

~ are you experiencing this? ~ Here's why some homeowners still can't sell Getty Images A realtor showing a house in Park Ridge, Illinois. Home prices and housing demand are both soaring, and real estate agents are desperate to find more homes to list. Sounds like a dream for any homeowner who wants to sell. … Continue reading Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell