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How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You

Your home is one of the only investments you can live inside as you pay it off over time.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 29, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Financial Growth  investment  Rent vs. Buy
How to Put Your Housing Cost to Work for You There has been a lot written about the benefits of homeownership. One benefit that continues to rise to the top is the added wealth homeowners gain simply by paying their mortgage while their home increases in value over time. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently broke down the equity gained from price appreciation and principal payments in their Economists Outlook Blog. Homeowners who purchased their homes five years ago have already gain... read more
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Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!

Home equity is a large portion of a family’s overall net worth.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 18, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Net Worth  Rent vs. Buy
Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How! Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. T... read more
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Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream

In the United States, the concept of homeownership as part of the American Dream is very much alive and well.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 15, 2019 in  American Dream  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Home Ownership  Rent vs. Buy
Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream “The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the United States today. During the housing bubble of the last decade, the homeownership rate soared to over sixty-nine percent. After the crash, that percentage continued to fall for the next ten years. That led to speculation that homeownership was no longer seen as a major component of the American Dream. That beli... read more
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4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring

If you are planning to buy home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 11, 2019 in  Affordability  Building Wealth  Buyer Resources  Buying A Home  Home Prices
4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Spring Spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to buy a home! Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 4.4% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.6% over the next year. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense. 2... read more
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What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?

Homeownership is not just a roof over your head! It represents shelter, stability, wealth, and pride!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 26, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  First Time Home Buyer  Home Ownership
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner? Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4 percent of households in the United States, this list includes the day they became a homeowner for the first time! Why is this date important? Homeownership is not just a roof over your head! It represents shelter, stability, wealth, and pride! For decades, homeownership has been an important part of the American Dream! Howe... read more
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