Monthly Archives: April 2017

Factors That Can Hurt Home Value

Most of us are aware of the effect that certain environmental facets of a home and its surroundings can have on our health. Government agencies and businesses everywhere have made huge strides toward combating air pollution in cities, for example, … Continue reading

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Will Lower Housing Growth Lead to Lower Housing Activity?

Our expectations for meaningful first-quarter economic growth are low. We’re not alone in our sour sentiment. Many economists — those at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, Goldman Sachs, and the International Monetary Fund — also expect little in the way … Continue reading

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How Buyers Can Be Preapproved for a Mortgage

Potential buyers who want to stand out from their competition should obtain a mortgage preapproval. Doing so indicates to sellers that buyers are serious about making an offer on a listing and can match the asking price. But lenders don’t preapprove … Continue reading

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Why Are Rates at 2017 Lows?

Three months ago, talk of accelerating economic growth and rising inflation was all the rage. Business activity would accelerate once President Trump implemented his pro-growth agenda, which included repeal of the Affordable Care Act and lower income tax rates for … Continue reading

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Why Millennials Still Have Difficulties Finding a Home

Despite historically low interest rates and a growing economy, millennial homebuyers still run into obstacles when trying to buy a home. These days, millennial buyers simply can’t find a home to purchase. Inventory remains tight According to the National Association of … Continue reading

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The Ascent Continues

Another week and another indicator show that home prices continue to rise relentlessly.  The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index confirmed last week what we already know: homes prices continue to rise, as they have since the end of the 2009 recession. This … Continue reading

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Questions Remain on Housing Market, Economy

Is the economy moving too fast or not fast enough? The March 15 decision from the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time since before the 2008 financial crisis has largely been seen as a positive development, … Continue reading

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