Category Archives: Personal Wealth

It’s Alive! The American Dream of Home Ownership


In a recent post, Trulia examined whether homeownership was again being seen by adults in the US as a “part of their personal American Dream.” Over the last five years: The percentage of U.S. adults who believe homeownership is part of … 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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Rent vs. Buy: Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage


There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage – … 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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