Tag: home ownership

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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Most expensive cities to buy a home puts Seattle #23

Home prices bubbling again? Some faint concern is evidenced when prices raise 15% in a year… which we have seen in King County with November’s median price at $426,000. But our prices are not the most ‘un-affordable’ for residents earning a median income for the area. San Francisco prices exorbitant In San Francisco, only 14% of …

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First-time homebuyer video

Here’s a quick video designed to take the mystery out of the home buying process and detail some of the services you can expect from your REALTOR®.

Why not purchase a home right now? Market conditions are improving… So, why not?!

As I have written previously, one of the main reasons people have not purchased a home is simply because they cannot find one that meets their needs. Why? Because there aren’t enough homes for sale to meet the demand. However, that’s not the only factor at work… Market Favorable to Buy A survey released by Integra …

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Warren Buffett: It’s Time to Buy Real Estate

Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC’s Squawk Box this week. During the interview, he was asked about the current real estate market and whether he felt now was ‘the time to buy.’ His response was rather emphatic,and has been used as a headline in hundreds of articles since the interview: “If I had a way …

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Studies reveal strong belief in homeownership

    KCM Blog September 11, 2011

Now, what do we think about home as an ‘investment’?

Our Home as an Investment Though most people purchase a home for non-financial reasons, everyone realizes there is a money component to homeownership. Here is what people said on this issue in Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey for the second quarter of 2011: 65% of the general population (and 67% of homeowners) believe that homeownership …

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Americans still believe in home ownership

  The Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, fourth quarter 2010 shows that Americans are still generally committed to owning a home. 96% of all homeowners said homeownership has been a positive experience. 84% of Americans still believe that owning a home makes more sense than renting. 68% of renters believe owning makes more sense. 64% consider buying …

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