Home Ownership

Housing rates in July

Is a Rate Cut Coming?

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Could a summer rate cut be on it’s way? Believe it or not, June is over and July is already here. And it just might be the perfect time to lock in that rate. In a recent article from HousingWire.com, it states that traders in futures markets have signaled a 22.5% probability of a rate…

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Homeownership A Strong Investment

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The American Dream of homeownership is still high on many Americans wishlist. Sixty-five percent of households nationwide view buying a home in their ZIP code as a good financial investment, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Housing Expectations. Additionally, the majority of renter households are reporting they’d rather own…

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California Housing Markets See Big Price Gains

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Over the next ten years, there are ten metro markets that will see an increase in home appreciation. All ten markets are in California. Recently, The Homebuying Institute released an article discussing home prices in the United States. Prices have slowed down over the past year or so, however, there are still some local real estate markets that…

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Millennial Home Buyers Face Shortage of Starter Homes

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A few reasons Millennials might want to purchase and own a home include security, independence, building equity, stability, and financial flexibility. However, signs are showing that it will be difficult for the millenial age group to accomplish this due to a tight supply of starter homes for young potential home buyers. A recent article from Forbes…

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Bank of America and USA Today recently released their Better Money Habits Millennial Report for Fall 2015. The report reveals the attitudes, priorities, and concerns millennials have regarding their financial lives. Among their findings are the following interesting statistics: Regarding their financial future: Factors affecting their choice of where to live: The following percentages reflect…

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home by Angela Alupoaie Energy efficiency is both beneficial for the environment as well as your wallet, so why not try to reduce your energy bill and usage with a couple easy steps? Most of us are aware of the common and most recommended ways to save energy,…

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Why Choose a New Home? Infographic

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If you’re thinking about purchasing a home right now, you may be wondering whether you should give serious consideration to purchasing a new home instead of a resale home. Since new homes are generally believed to have a slightly higher price tag than resale homes, are the benefits of a new home purchase really worth…

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What Amenities Are Luxury Home Buyers Most Interested In?

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What amenities are most desired by home buyers who plan to spend more than $500,000 on their home? That was a question recently posed in a National Association of Home Builders’ study. Below is a graphic showing the percentage of buyers who rated each amenity as a strong preference. What about you? Which of these…

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Home Staging on a Budget

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Home Staging on a Budget It’s no secret that home staging is a key component to selling a home quickly and for top value. But what if you don’t have the budget to hire a professional home stager? Here are some simple tips to help you stage a home attractively: Choose Wisely If you cannot…

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Why Sacramento is a Great Place to Call Home

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Why Sacramento is a Great Place to Call Home Home prices are rising in many markets all across the United States right now, but few places are seeing as much growth (and resulting attention) as Sacramento.  Long-time Sacramento residents find this no surprise since they’ve long known what a special place their city is. But…

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