According to a recent report by Trulia, “buying is cheaper than renting in 100 of the largest metro areas by an average of 33.1%.” The report may have some people thinking about buying a home instead of signing another lease extension, but does that make sense from a financial perspective? Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s Chief Economist explains: “Owning a home is … » Learn More about Homeownership Is a Good Financial Investment!
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Indications are that this will be an active spring market with real estate price and mortgage rate increases which extend deep into 2017. Getting ahead of this momentum may bring benefits and real estate you can love. You’re got nothing to lose by shopping now and a lot to gain. Here are Five Smart-Buying Tips … » Learn More about Why Do Home Buyers Wait For Spring?
Today, we want to cover the section of the report that quoted several studies concentrating on the impact homeownership has on the health of family members. Here are some of the major findings on this issue revealed in the report: There is a strong positive relationship between living in poor housing and a range of … » Learn More about The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health
According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2016 at 58% of all buyers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more … » Learn More about First Comes Love… Then Comes Mortgage?