Monthly Archives: April 2016

Millennials Can Afford Homes. Just Not Where They Want to Be.

Jeff Speck’s book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time is changing the way many Americans view their built environment, with hard-to-believe statistics like this: since the 1990s, the share of automobile miles driven by … Continue reading

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Millennials are Discouraged by the Homeownership Process, but There Is No Need to Hide.

On April 18, 2016, Business Insider reported that rental prices in major markets, including San Francisco, had finally begun to drop. But let’s face it—the sub $1,000 one-bedroom apartment in major markets is now merely a story for millennials to … Continue reading

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Should We Listen to What the Fed Says?

Should We Listen to What the Fed Says? Rates held steady last week. This means we are still regularly seeing the same low quotes on the 30-year fixed-rate loan that we’ve been seeing. Rates continue to hold near a three-year … Continue reading

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Selling a home isn’t much different than playing the stock market. There is big money to make—and big money to miss out on. Right now, tax returns are coming in, inventory is low, home prices are high, and while nothing … Continue reading

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The New, Attainable Jumbo Loan

A decade ago, a jumbo loan meant a 30-percent down payment and an astronomical rate. Worse yet, those excruciating terms were only offered by a major bank. Today’s jumbo loan is far different. With the right credit score and the … Continue reading

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