NEW CONSTRUCTION #1 ANSWER TO HOUSING SHORTAGE

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New construction will be the #1 answer to the housing shortage in 2017 and beyond. The biggest challenge to today’s housing market is the shortage of housing inventory for sale. A normal market would see a six-month supply of homes for sale. Currently, that number is below four months. This is the major reason home prices have continued to appreciate … Read More

REAL ESTATE TERMS 101

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Real Estate Terms can be confusing if you have never bought a home before, or have not purchased a house in a very long time. If you are planning a home purchase in the near future, you really need to get familiar with the words and phrases that will affect a major portion of your net worth. Follow along on … Read More

SLAYING HOME BUYING MYTHS

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Slaying home buying myths is important to understanding the real estate market in 2017. Think your credit must be perfect to get a Home loan? The facts are that in February of 2017, the average credit score on an FHA loan was a 686. Rents are climbing, but mortgage rates are currently low. It is more likely that owning a … Read More

OWNING A HOME TAX BENEFITS

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Owning a home could help with tax deductions when that dreaded Tax Day arrives. Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. Owning a home tax benefits could … Read More

MORTGAGE INSURANCE EXPLAINED

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Mortgage Insurance – Do You Need It Even if It’s Not Required by Your Lender? Finding a proper mortgage loan and understanding the processing procedures behind the loan is the basis of good research. The down payment on a mortgage loan is typically significant when dealing with mortgage insurance. Most loan applications with less than 20% down payment are required … Read More