Category Archives: Investment

2015 Real Estate Shines as an Investment

A survey by The Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that when a family is buying a home they consider the financial benefits of homeownership along with the social benefits. The survey mentions things like: Paying rent … Continue reading

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Home Prices: Past, Present & Future

CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month and projected over the next twelve months. Here are state … Continue reading

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The Impact of Higher Interest Rates

Last week, an article in the Washington Post discussed a new ‘threat’ homebuyers will soon be facing: higher mortgage rates. The article revealed: “The Mortgage Bankers Association expects that rates on 30-year loans could reach 4.8 percent by the end … Continue reading

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Equity Matters A LOT… Just Ask Freddie Mac

There are many reasons, both financial and non-financial, that homeownership remains an important part of the American Dream. One of the biggest reasons is the fact that it helps build family wealth. Recently, Freddie Mac wrote about the power of … Continue reading

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Homeownership Remains a Huge Part of the “American Dream”

There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A studyby Merrill Lynch puts that doubt to rest. According to their research, every … Continue reading

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2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth to be 45X Greater Than a Renter

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a 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 … Continue reading

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Small Room, Big Difference

Small Room, Big Difference.

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Should I Sell My House Now?

There have been more and more reports showing that the housing market is beginning to recover. This has caused angst among some homeowners who are considering whether or not to sell their house in the next several months. With the market showing … Continue reading

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2012 Housing Survey

Each quarter, Fannie Mae releases their National Housing Survey. They survey the American public on a multitude of questions concerning today’s housing market. We like to pull out some of the findings we deem most interesting each time it is … Continue reading

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Oro Valley Inventory Shortage Sure to Drive Prices Higher Quickly

For almost a year we’ve been warning of an impending housing inventory shortage.  Well folks, it’s here and with a vengeance.  Couple the, now obvious shortage of median priced homes (those within +/- 10% of the median home price of $202,748, in Oro Valley, … Continue reading

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