Majority Say They Want To Own A Home In Retirement
The vast majority of surveyed Americans say that homeownership is among their retirement goals, according to a recent survey. In fact, 85 percent of non-retiree respondents said they want to own their own home in retirement and believe they can pay off their mortgage before they retire....
Gov't Loan Bump May Mean More 1st Time Buyers
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, demand for mortgage applications was down 2.5 percent last week. But, though there was a decline in the overall number of home buyers looking to secure financing, there was an increase in buyers seeking loans...
Your Questions About Closing Costs Answered
This article will answer the most common questions about buyers closing costs, including some ideas for minimizing paying closing costs upfront.
"Will There Always Be Closing Costs?"
Yes, there are always closing costs. Whether you're the buyer or the seller or even refinancing,...
How Long Does It Take A Renter To Save For A House?
With rental costs and home prices both increasing, it's become more challenging for renters to save for a down payment. How much so? Well, according to one recent analysis, the typical renter will have to save for nearly six and a half years to come up with a 20 percent down payment on a...
This Summer's Luxury Home Market Is Hot
The challenge of finding an affordable entry-level home in today's housing market gets a lot of coverage. First-time buyers facing higher rent, difficulty saving for a down payment, and low inventory are an important demographic and their habits have implications for the overall...