Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, “millennials” are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more … [Read more...]
Articles for Renters Considering Buying a Home
Are you currently renting a home? Then following articles may well be worth your time reading. Also my Rent vs. Buy page focuses on key points to be aware of as a renter thinking about buying a home. This information is likely to bring up questions so please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Owning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained: “Homeownership appears to help borrowers … [Read more...]
In a real estate market where home prices are rising, many have begun to reexamine the idea of buying a home, choosing instead, to rent for a while. But often, there is a dilemma: should you keep paying rent, knowing that rent is rising … [Read more...]
Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a … [Read more...]
In a recent Insights Blog, CoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased. “CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December … [Read more...]
Why Millennials Choose to Buy a Home... To have control over their living space To have a sense of privacy and security To live in a nicer home To feel engaged in their community To have flexibility in future … [Read more...]