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Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 27, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Buying A Home  Interest Rates  Mortgage Loans
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low! According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change from the near 5% rates seen in mid-November. At 4.32%, the second week of February 2018 was the last time rates were this low. This can be seen in the chart belo... read more
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3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 22, 2019 in  2019 Housing Market  Foreclosure Inventory  Housing Prices  Mortgage Loans  Real Estate Market Forecast
3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are three key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortgage Standards Foreclosure Rates HOME PRICES A decade ago, home prices depreciated dramatically, losing about 29% of their value over a four-year period (2008-201... read more
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Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer as median incomes, rents, and home prices all vary depending on where you live. There is a common misconception among homebuyers that a 20% down payment is required, and it is this limiting belief that often adds months, and sometimes even years, to the home-buying process. So, if you can purchase a home with less than a 20% down payment… why aren’t more people doing just that? One Possible Answer: Private Mortgage In... read more
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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on October 10, 2017 in  Affordability  buying a home  Financing  Home Ownership  Investors  Mortgage Loans  Real Estate Investing
Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-tru... read more
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7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting

Discover the advantages home buyers have in today’s market that renters are missing out on.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on July 28, 2017 in  Affordability  Buyers  buying a home  Financing  Mortgage Loans
In most parts of the country, home buying is better than renting. Discover the advantages home buyers have in today’s market that renters are missing out on. BY: ALEXANDRA FILIACI Why Buying a Home is Better than Renting Conventional wisdom used to state that buying a home is always a great investment. But after the housing crisis, many people who saw their equity sliced in half began questioning this logic. That’s unfortunate. In most parts of the U.S., home buying is still a better decision than... read more
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