Home Purchase Builds Family Wealth

  The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased …

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Housing Market Normalizing

If history proves right, stocks are set to climb

Even observers who have been cutting their targets remain relatively upbeat about the stock market’s 2019 prospects.   PHOTO: SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS January historically strong period for stocks Friday’s (Jan 4 , 2019) big rally in stocks helped erase the worst two-day start to a year since 2000. For investors who track seasonal patterns in markets, it also …

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Rise of the mortgage-free Seattle homeowner

Aging Boomers and Rich Millennials… fueling the rise of the mortgage-free Seattle homeowner If you’re among the thousands struggling with the high cost of housing in Seattle, here’s a statistic that might make you wince. Census data show that in 2016, more than one in four Seattle homeowners owned their home outright, free from any mortgage …

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Staged to Sell

What value does staging bring to your selling process? To do or not to do…

Your Home Selling/Buying Schedule

       It’s a whirlwind and it’s best to be READY!  The typical home-selling schedule goes like this: A home hits the market early in the workweek. Over the next few days, interested home shoppers start stopping by the house and inquiring with the listing agent during private tours. There are open houses over …

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The Shocking Amount Millennials Spend on Rent by the Time They’re 30

The Shocking Amount Millennials Spend on Rent by the Time They’re 30 It all adds up… shockingly so! Options would be to purchase even a small condo and start building equity by paying rent to yourself.  Click through for link to video.  

Numbers Support Staging Benefits for Sellers

 

‘Once upon a time’ … the 3D-printed home

Family Becomes First Occupants in 3D-Printed Home A family in France will soon be the first in the world to move into a house completely printed and constructed from a 3D printer. The four-bedroom home in Nantes, France, sits at 1,022 square feet, and is a collaboration between the city council, a housing association, and …

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Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t become trapped A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year …

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