May 15, 2019 rummy

Believe it or not, the longtime rivalry between owning a house and renting are showing signs of handicap of one against the other. If this trend continues, it could tip the scale to hugely favor homeownership. 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 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% over that period.” Why the difference between the costs of renting versus owning? It makes sense that rents have risen….

May 14, 2019 rummy

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May 9, 2019 rummy

To many first time homebuyers, the down payment is the biggest obstacle to tackle. For those who plan ahead and would like to save for their down payment, you might find this break down handy. Using data from HUD, Census and Apartment List, we determined how long it would take, nationwide, for a first-time buyer to save enough money for a down payment on their dream home. There is a long-standing ‘rule’ that a household should not pay more than 28% of their income on their monthly housing expense. By determining the percentage of income spent renting in each state,…

May 7, 2019 rummy

Even though the supply of houses has yet to catch up with the demand as we wished it would. Home prices have remained affordable to many of the buyer’s delight. This is all thanks to two positive trends we all are enjoying this year. These two factors have helped keep housing affordable despite low supply of houses for sale driving up prices. First American’s Chief Economist, Mark Fleming, explains the impact, “Ongoing supply shortages remain the main driver of the performance gap as the housing market continues to face an inventory impasse – you can’t buy what’s not for sale….

April 3, 2019 rummy

Time and again, the truth is often compromised for the sake of selling. Overextending headlines are one of the most common examples of this. People are smarter and there are less and less who will fall victim to false claims. Nevertheless, here are two recent headlines that are deviated from facts that you should know about. Actual Headline #1: Cash-out refis are back – will homes become ATMs again? The real story: The headline is accurate – to a point. It is true that the percentage of refinances in which the homeowner received cash at the closing has increased to…

April 2, 2019 rummy

To many, the down payment is the primary reason for holding back on buying their dream home. This tax season could be the best time to make a decision about whether you should buy now or wait longer. According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in 2019,…

March 30, 2019 rummy

One of the most effective selling tools is pricing. With the values of homes varying from region to region, finding the sweet spot wherein buyers will still be interested without compromising the seller’s return in value is harder than most people realize. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a year over the past two years, but have started to slow to 4.4% over the last 12 months. By this time next year, CoreLogic predicts that home values will be 4.6% higher. ​ With prices slowing from their previous pace, homeowners must realize…

March 28, 2019 rummy

Many millennials have been taking their time focusing on things that matter to them. But just because they’re not as quick to act on traditional goals, doesn’t mean they are not ready for them. Let’s take their qualifications for mortgage approval, for instance, many are not even aware they are mortgage ready. History shows that people tend to buy their first home around age 30. Nearly 5 million millennials will turn 30 in the next two years. This will continue to fuel demand for housing. This is also one of the many reasons why the millennial homeownership rate has continued…

March 26, 2019 rummy

Regardless of which generation they belong to the majority of Americans still believes that homeownership still plays a big part in the American Dream and we couldn’t agree more. On the latest report by the Census Bureau on homeownership shows that over the last two years, the percentage of homeowners has increased in each of the last eight quarters. Going forward… It appears the homeownership rate will continue to increase. The 2019 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile recently released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that 84% of non-owners want to own a home in the future. That percentage increased…

March 22, 2019 rummy

Owning a home is still a sure-fire way to increase you and your family’s wealth. Whether it be your first, second or fifth, if you’re planning on buying a home, it is recommended to meet a local professional to find out how you can get the most out of your purchase. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you are paying off a portion of the debt that you took on to purchase your home. Therefore, you own a little bit more of your home every month in the form of home equity. As your home’s value increases, you also…