Monthly Archives: February 2015

Renters in single-family homes looking to move out

According to recent research from Zillow, almost all the growth in the number of households in the US in the past decade has been driven by an increase in the number of rental households. This piece of information on its … Continue reading

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4 ways to save for a down payment

For the past month, the real estate market has been in one of its best conditions in recent memory for first-time homebuyers, with low mortgage rates becoming the norm and the FHA announcing that it will lower its annual premiums … Continue reading

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55+ real estate market booming

While many in the real estate profession have been busy wringing their hands over when millennials will get into the housing market, there is a solid segment of homebuyers and renters who have been quietly supporting the market on their … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates continue to fall

According to data from Freddie Mac from late January 2015, mortgage rates across the country continued to fall, with average rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to 3.63 percent and those for a 15-year mortgage, popular with those refinancing … Continue reading

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5 mortgage acronyms explained

We’ll admit it: When you’re shopping for a mortgage, sometimes all the acronyms commonly used in the mortgage business can make the process confusing. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by the slew of acronyms you’ll encounter throughout your mortgage search. … Continue reading

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Homeownership more affordable now than before the housing bubble

According to real estate research from Zillow, homeownership is more affordable for first-time buyers now than it has been at any time since 1999. When skyrocketing rents are taken into account, this means that for many millenials, owning their own … Continue reading

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