Category Archives: Quality of Life

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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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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Western States Property Values Linked To EIS


The property values of western states like Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho & Montana are linked to something the eastern states have long taken for granted.  Education, Infrastructure and Services are inextricably linked to a state’s ability to pay … 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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Desire to Own a Home Clear and Convincing


Some Highlights:  24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy 18% of first-time buyers were single … Continue reading

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Boomertirement, Baby Boomers Finding Freedom in Retirement


Within the next five years, Baby Boomers are projected to have the largest household growth of any other generation during that same time period, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard. Let’s take a look at why… In a … 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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Family Wealth Grows as Home Equity Builds


With residential real estate values rising quite substantially in most parts of the country over the last few years, many homeowners are seeing a major increase in their family’s wealth as equity continues to build in their house. A recent … Continue reading

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The Fine Homes Team Launches VIP Mover!


Telling clients that they are important to your business is important, but showing them has even more impact.  In our efforts to show our clients just how important they are to us we have launched VIPMover.com on our FineHomesBrokers.com web … Continue reading

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Housing Now Driving Recovery?


A long-term solution is needed and that means having a stable monetary policy with a tax policy that makes sense so business owners can make plans. While the Federal Government can make-believe with such insane tools like a “continuing resolution”, … Continue reading

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