Monthly Archives: April 2015

Studies find baby boomers prefer to ‘upsize’ for retirement

Conventional wisdom has long held that when people retire, they usually want to downsize their homes due to children moving out and the desire to save money on energy bills. However, two recent surveys suggest that baby boomers are bucking … Continue reading

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Americans’ confidence in housing market rising

According to a new report from Zillow, Americans’ confidence in the country’s housing market is on the rise, and more renters are planning to buy homes in the coming year than at any time in recent history. The roughly 12 … Continue reading

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First-time homeowners back on the market

Lack of access to credit and low employment rates have kept many young people out of the housing market since the recession. However, there are a few key signs that show that this is rapidly changing. With credit more available … Continue reading

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Existing home sales up in February

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), if you’re planning on selling your home soon, there’s no time like the present. Sales of existing homes, as opposed to new construction, rose by 1.2 percent in February. The seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Low-down-payment mortgages making a comeback

If you have good credit and a steady income but not much in your savings account, you may want to look into the low-down-payment mortgage options that recently became available. After the 2008 mortgage crisis, down payments rose as lenders … Continue reading

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