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College Graduates: Tips For Buying a Home

Tips College Graduates Buying a Home

Home Buying Tips For College Grads When you graduate from college, the whole world opens up to you. Equipped with your degree and all of the knowledge you take away from your education, you are ready to embark into the exciting, unknown realm of adulthood. With it comes adult opportunities like the chance to get

The Most Affordable Beach Towns In The US

The Cheapest Beach Towns in the US

Beach Living On A Budget If you have the dream of living on or near the beach, you are not alone. Many Americans crave the sounds of the crashing waves, the smell of the salt water, and the sight of the open ocean. The problem for many, though, is that beach living comes at a

U.S. Homeowners Are Dropping In Numbers

U.S. Homeowners Are Dropping In Numbers

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a surprising truth: the rate of homeownership is at its lowest point in over twenty years. In fact, in Quarter 1 of 2015 just 63.8 percent of people owned their homes. This is a decrease from 64.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014. This rate is

Home Buying Is More Feared Than A Root Canal

Home Buying Is More Feared Than A Root Canal

Today’s Buyers Are Experiencing Anxiety What is your greatest fear? The dentist? Public speaking? An interesting insight from a recent national survey conducted by Chase Bank revealed that more buyers are anxious about the process of buying a home than they are about a root canal or public speaking. In fact, 70 percent of home

Rent Is Increasingly Costly

Rent Is Increasingly Costly

Income is not keeping pace with Rental Costs Everyone dreams of a rent controlled apartment. When we learn about how much costs have increased recently, it is no surprise that many wish they were able to pay pre-2000 costs for a rental. Unfortunately, that is not a reality for many renters today. In fact, rental costs

Mortgage Rates Continue To Fall

Mortgage Rates Continue To Fall

Freddie Mac’s March 26th report on the national averages for mortgage rates brought welcome news for those hoping to buy a home in the coming weeks. For the second week in a row, mortgage rates dropped. This kept the rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage under 4 percent, and dropped the rates for a 15-year fixed-rate

Millennials Are Willing To Prioritize Home Buying

Millennials Are Willing To Prioritize Home Buying

Younger Americans Say They Would Put Off Love For A Home A recent Harris Poll asked 2,000 adults questions about their plans for real estate. Of the millennials surveyed—that is, people aged 18 to 34—38 percent said that they either would or have put off a wedding or honeymoon in order to buy a home. Since

The Harrowing Tale Of Another Realtor Attack

The Harrowing Tale Of Another Realtor Attack

San Antonio Agent Narrowly Survives Hostage Situation The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a shocking statistic: in the last 10 years, over 20 real estate agents have been murdered while showing houses. San Antonio real estate agent Janice Tisdale has a scary tale to tell, but happily one with a less morbid ending. In