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Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 14, 2021

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents:

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Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market?

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 13, 2021

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%.

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Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 13, 2021

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund.

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Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 13, 2021

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up virtually any house that comes to market. […]

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Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 12, 2021

Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and they’re selling in less […]

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There’s No Reason To Panic Over Today’s Lending Standards

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 6, 2021

Today, some are afraid the real estate market is starting to look a lot like it did in 2006, just prior to the housing crash. One of the factors they’re pointing to is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing […]

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Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 5, 2021

  Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters reports in Forbes:

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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 2, 2021

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, shares:

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What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

By Jennifer Angel | Apr 1, 2021

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ market and the optimal time to make sure your house is available for buyers who are looking for homes to purchase.

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