Category Archives: Financing

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

KCM Crew, June 27th, 2017 In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even … Continue reading

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Buying is Now 33.1% Cheaper than Renting in the US

KCM Crew, June 21st, 2017 The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. … Continue reading

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Current Costs of Living Effects Homebuyers Affording College Tuitions

DSNews.com, June 19th, 2017 Figures determined by GOBanking Rates surveyed the link between college costs and the amount needed to live securely in each state without taking out loans. The results were determined by combining several figures including the price … Continue reading

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Gap Widens Between Appraised Value and Homeowner Estimate

Americans continue to overestimate June 13, 2017, Kelsey Ramírez, HousingWire.com Home values continue to increase, but not as much as homeowners expect, according to the latest National Home Price Perception Index from Quicken Loans. The gap between homeowners’ expectations on their … Continue reading

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When Should you use a Reverse Mortgage to Pay for Home Modifications?

How to use your home equity for home improvements June 12, 2017, Rob Cooper, HousingWire.com Whether it’s adding an accessory apartment for a live-in caretaker, widening doorways, or redesigning a bathroom or kitchen, there are many types of home modifications that … Continue reading

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Here are 5 Reasons for Low Homeownership Rate

Keeping homeownership near 50-year low June 9, 2017, Kelsey Ramírez, HousingWire.com The job market continues to show improvement, and interest rates remain historically low, yet the homeownership rate in the U.S. remains near a 50-year low. The National Association of Realtors … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!

KCM Crew, June 13th, 2017 Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.1% over the last … Continue reading

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