July 10, 2018

Yesterday, First American – a global leader in title insurance, settlement services, and risk solutions for real estate transactions – released their annual First American Home ownership Progress Index (HPRI). The index takes into account several lifestyle, societal an...

July 3, 2018

Tomorrow, we will celebrate Independence Day, also famously known as the Fourth of July. On July 2, 1776, at the conclusion of the American Revolution, the Second Continental Congress comprised of a convention of delegates from the 13 original colonies, voted on their...

June 26, 2018

Baby Boomers, defined as those Americans born roughly between 1946 and 1964, were born under a lucky star. At least that’s what it looked like to the world back then. They were destined to be financially successful, politically active, and leaders of a bright future. T...

June 19, 2018

If you think that the current real estate market is undergoing some remarkable changes, you are not the only one. On Wednesday last week, the Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates by a quarter of a point and communicated that two additional increases are to be exp...

June 12, 2018

The process of buying a home is emotionally exhausting. One key element is how you plan on financing your home. The first seeds of home ownership are typically sewn in connection with one or more events; marriage, children, and job success.

June 5, 2018

April home sales have slipped, reaching their third lowest level over the past year, according to a report released by the NAR (National Association of Realtors®). Home sales, like most other things, are driven by supply and demand. Underlying data show that the nation...

May 29, 2018

Many of us focus our intention on buying a home to create wealth. But homeownership is more than just a means for financial success; it’s also one of the strongest bonds we create with an inanimate object.

May 22, 2018

If you’re like most people, you’re probably curious about the value of your home. Even if you’re not ready to sell, you want to know how much your home is worth.

May 15, 2018

Two weeks ago, we began comparing popular debt-based ways of releasing equity in the home. On the first post of this three-part miniseries, we talked about HELOCs, how they work and what consumers should know before getting a home equity line of credit.

May 8, 2018

Last week, we started analyzing some popular debt-based solutions, currently available to those homeowners who are looking into accessing equity in their home.

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