Posts Tagged ‘investing’

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is Still Greater Than a Renter’s

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400).  The latest survey data, covering 2014-2016 will […]

The 5 Greatest Benefits of Homeownership

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of homeownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” Homeownership can help you build equity over time. Your monthly payments will remain stable. You may have some tax benefits. You can take pride in ownership. Homeownership improves […]

Hey, Millennial Homeowners!! It May Be Time to Sell

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing […]

Do You Know the Cost of NOT Owning Your Home?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue renting! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Zillow recently reported that: “With Rents continuing to climb and interest rates staying low, many […]

Here’s Why You Should Buy

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, why should you buy? Or should you rent a house? Conlon responded: “I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in […]

Your Tax Return: Bring it Home

Monday, May 1st, 2017

This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently surveyed Americans and asked the question – “What do you plan on doing with your tax refund?” The results of the […]

Consumer Confidence in Economy & Housing is Soaring

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The success of the housing market is strongly tied to consumer confidence in the overall economy. For that reason, we believe 2017 will be a great year for real estate. Here is just a touch of the news coverage on the subject. HousingWire: “Consumers’ faith in the housing market is stronger than it’s ever been […]

Which Homes Have Appreciated the Most?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. The latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors puts the annual increase in the median existing-home price at 7.1%. CoreLogic, in their most recent Home Price Insights Report, reveals that national home prices have increased by 6.9% year-over-year. So which homes […]

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a […]

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years?

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Today, many real estate conversations center on home prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment & market strategists about where they believe prices are headed over the next five […]



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