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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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How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth?

Numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 25, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Owning A Home  Rent vs. Buy
How Can I Increase My Family’s Net Worth? Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013). These numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is ... read more
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Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One!

If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 18, 2019 in  Building Wealth  Buying A Home  Financial Investment  Home Ownership  Rent vs. Buy
Millionaire To Millennials: Don’t Get Stuck Renting A Home… Buy One! In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “The biggest mistake millennials are making is not buying their first home.” He goes on to say that, “If you want to build real financial security, real wealth for your lifetime, then you need to buy a home.” Bach went on to explain: “Homeowners are worth 40 times more than renters. Now, that first home doesn’... read more
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Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever

The vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream.
Posted by Cindy Dunnican on February 14, 2019 in  American Dream  Buying A Home  Home Ownership  Rent vs. Buy
Why Homeownership Matters Now More Than Ever Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can be broken into two main categories: financial and non-financial (often referred to as emotional or social reasons.) For Americans approaching retirement age, one of the greatest benefits to homeownership is the added net worth they have been able to achieve simply by payi... read more
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Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to! ... read more
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