Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

By Carla Stiver | April 15, 2021

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports: “Second homes (i.e.,…

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

By Carla Stiver | April 14, 2021

A recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than that of renters. If you’re wondering if homeownership is a good investment, the study clearly answers that question, and the answer is yes. Do Americans believe a home is a better investment…

By admin | April 13, 2021

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Some Buyers Prefer Smaller Homes

By Carla Stiver | April 13, 2021

Over the past year, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to reflect on what we consider most important in our lives. The place we call home is one of the biggest things many of us are reevaluating. George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com, shares: “The very nature of the pandemic, through the health implications, social distancing,…

4 Major Reasons Households in Forbearance Won’t Lose Their Homes to Foreclosure

By Carla Stiver | April 12, 2021

There has been a lot of discussion as to what will happen once the 2.3 million households currently in forbearance no longer have the protection of the program. Some assume there could potentially be millions of foreclosures ready to hit the market. However, there are four reasons that won’t happen. 1. Almost 50% Leave Forbearance…

By admin | April 9, 2021

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Carla Stiver | April 9, 2021

Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are…

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

By Carla Stiver | April 8, 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: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan…

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

By Carla Stiver | April 7, 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%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The…

By admin | April 6, 2021

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