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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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7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 15, 2019 in  Buying A Home  Credit Score  Finance  Home Buyers  Mortgage  Mortgage Knowledge  Owning A Home
7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage! Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan. Below is a list of 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage! Some may seem obv... 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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Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time

The housing market is just “normalizing”. This is a good thing for both buyers and sellers as we move forward.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on March 11, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Buying A Home  Selling A Home  Spring Housing Market
Why an Economic Slowdown Will NOT Crush Real Estate this Time Last week, the National Association for Business Economics released their February 2019 Economic Policy Survey. The survey revealed that a majority of the panel believe an economic slowdown is in the near future: “While only 10% of panelists expect a recession in 2019, 42% say a recession will happen in 2020, and 25% expect one in 2021.” Their findings coincide with three previous surveys calling for a slowdown sometime in ... read more
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