Housing’s Market’s Inventory Issue


The housing market’s gradual recovery continues to face one major obstacle in many local markets: Limited inventory. The same factor that has buoyed price appreciation rates for the better part of the past year is also threatening the national market’s long-term sustainability. According to the National Association of Realtors, available housing inventory was down 9.3 percent at the start of January, a rate of supply that would...

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3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home


If you are one of the many people who is carefully considering buying a home at this point in time, you are probably getting a lot of advice from friends and family. While they may have your best interests in mind, they may not be completely aware of your needs and the current market. Here are three important questions you should ask before buying in today’s market: 1. Why am I purchasing a home? This is an important question to consider...

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New Housing Trend: Buyers Staying Put for the Long Haul


Starter homes may not quite be a thing of the past, but more-and-more homeowners are opting to stay put for reasons ranging from the cost and hassle of moving to a desire to give their children a stable upbringing in a nice neighborhood. Besides the stability of child-rearing and avoiding the hassles of moving, there are other reasons more homeowners are staying the course these days. Many homeowners, whether they bought in the last few...

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Survey:Home Ownership Extremely Important to Americans


Five years after the devastating housing crisis, adults still view home ownership in a positive way. A survey was taken by 1,000 adults. These were individuals from all over the country, and 88 percent believe that home ownership is very important. They believe it to be an integral part of living the American dream. However, 55 percent of individuals surveyed reported that if they couldn’t own a home they would not feel less successful....

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New Homebuyer? Repairs You Should Consider Now


Whether your new purchase is brand new construction or a 20-year-old beauty, homes require constant care, even after that coat of paint. A home inspector may have cleared your home as fully operational, however, it’s time to look around and really start inspecting your appliances, plumbing and structural integrity. Waiting for a problem to arise can cost hundreds of dollars. Here are some suggestions I think you might find...

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Study Shows Owning a Home is Still The American Dream


Owning a home is still the American Dream.  Since the Great Recession of 2007, real estate professionals continue to speculate about how the housing bubble bursting will affect consumers’ consideration of homeownership as a vital aspect of the American Dream. After all, many people lost their primary investments when they found themselves out of position on primary and secondary mortgages. Others bit off more than they could chew...

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