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  • Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]
    by simplify on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The credit score requirements for mortgage approval continue to fall. […]

  • Is Family Mortgage Debt Out of Control?
    by simplify on April 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Some homeowners have recently done a “cash out” refinance and have taken a portion of their increased equity from their house. Others have sold their homes and purchased more expensive homes with larger mortgages. At the same time, first-time buyers have become homeowners and now have mortgage payments for the first time. These developments have […]

  • How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home in Your State?
    by simplify on April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

    It’s no mystery that cost of living varies drastically depending on where you live, so a new study by GOBankingRates set out to find out what minimum salary you would need to make in order to buy a median-priced home in each of the 50 states, and Washington, D.C. States in the Midwest came out […]

  • Rising Prices Help You Build Your Family’s Wealth
    by simplify on April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate, on average, by 3.6% per year and to grow by 18.2% 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 purchased and closed on a $250,000 home this […]

  • Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step
    by simplify on April 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a […]