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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Veteran and Military Home Buyers Make

November 07, 2019

Craig McCausland/iStockHaving a place to call your own—whether you’re going to be there for four years or forever—is an essential part of the American dream. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers plenty of great programs to help those who have served in the military get a home loan, but the process isn’t foolproof. ...

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Housing Rents in U.S. Dip for First Time in 2 Years

October 16, 2019

The U.S. average rent down to $1,471 a monthAccording to Yardi Matrix, as part of a seasonal respite, the national average residential rent in the U.S. decreased for the first time since February 2017, dipping by -0.1% ($1) from last month to $1,471. The decrease might seem insignificant, but coupled with the slowest year-over-year ...

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Builder confidence rises in August

August 15, 2019

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index rose to 66, up 1 point from JulyBYVERONIKA BONDARENKO Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes rose to 66 in August, up one point from July, according to data released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo.The Housing Market Index (HMI) is a weighted ...

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When Is the Best Time to Get a Mortgage?

July 13, 2019

There is no single time that is best when it comes to buying a home. Rather, your individual circumstances help determine when the time is right. Most crucially, having your credit in order is the best way to get a great home loan that will make a home purchase affordable.The vast majority of homebuyers require a mortgage. A ...

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First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers 3 Things To Know In The Housing Market Today!

June 15, 2019

A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet.The following three areas of the housing market are critical to understand: interest rates, building materials, and the ...

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New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

May 14, 2019

First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Rent vs. BuyHome prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) ...

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Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market

March 18, 2019

From home prices and sales to construction and mortgage rates, these are the real estate gauges to watch.By Dima Williams, Contributor |March 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. Economic Indicators That Will Help You Understand the Housing Market Look carefully at year-over-year changes between home prices, the number of sales and available homes to better interpret the ...

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How Different Generations Approach Buying a Home

February 03, 2019

SUSAN KELLEHERJAN 18, 2019 4 MINUTE READWhen it comes to home buying and selling, each generation has its own style. How buyers search for a home, what they look for and how they pay for it is often tied to where they are in their life’s journey.That’s not to say that all members of a generation ...

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Real Estate Markets Cooling Across The Country, And It's Not Just The Winter Effect

November 15, 2018

 Caroline FeeneyContributorReal EstateI write about housing market dynamics and real estate data.In the wake of a booming home price run-up, economists explain the recent real estate market shift caused by homebuyer fatigue and affordability challenges.GETTYIn December 2008, almost a decade ago exactly, Case-Shiller posted a record 18% price drop in home values across the country as ...

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