WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from [...]

WHICH DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Guess Who’s Driving Confidence in the Housing Market Now

The dream of homeownership remains a strong one among younger renters. As the housing recovery continues, Americans are growing more confident in the housing market in general. And that confidence comes in part from a potentially surprising source: Millennial renters, who to date have been perceived by many as largely [...]

Guess Who’s Driving Confidence in the Housing Market Now

Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually though 2017

The housing recovery is expected to grow at an annualized rate 0.6 percent through the third quarter of this year, then gain momentum and prices are projected to grow 3.7 percent between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014 until settling down to 3.3 percent annual increases over the next [...]

Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually though 2017

Got cash, good credit? Experts say owning rental housing can pay off even as market recovers

Low mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable and turned rentals into an attractive option for investors. Throughout the downturn in the housing market, average investors, sometimes pooling their money, have bought foreclosures at a sharp discount and turned them into rentals. Many homeowners also have purchased [...]

Got cash, good credit? Experts say owning rental housing can pay off even as market recovers