Category Archives: Home Buyer

Consumer Spending Jumps the Most in Nearly Seven Years


By Jim Puzzanghera (TNS)—Consumers pulled their wallets out of winter hibernation in April, increasing their spending at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in a sign that the economy is growing solidly again this spring. Personal consumption expenditures grew … Continue reading

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Thinking of Selling? Why Now May Be The Time


It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their home on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be … Continue reading

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A Million+ Boomerang Buyers About to Enter Housing Market


TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners that were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market … Continue reading

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Where Are Interest Rate Headed?


With interest rates still below 4%, many buyers may be on the fence as to whether to act now and purchase a new home, or wait until next year. If you look at what the four major reporting agencies are … Continue reading

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Should I Buy or Should I wait?


Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Buy Your First Home?


There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a … Continue reading

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The Most Appealing Aspects of Homeownership


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In the report, NAR revealed what Americans believe to be the most appealing aspects of homeownership. Here is a graph showing the results: It … Continue reading

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