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The Census recently released their 2015 Q1 Homeownership Statistics, and many began to worry that Americans have taken a step back from the notion of homeownership.The national homeownership rate (Americans who owned vs. rented their primary residence) increased significantly during the housing b...
05/11/2015
Four recent news articles confirmed that most Americans still see real estate as a great long term investment. The Gallup organization polled the American people and discovered that they believe that real estate is a better long term investment than stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings or bonds:A s...
05/11/2015
Some Highlights: Historically the Percentage of your income needed to afford a home vs. renting was a much closer margin. Making renting make sense. Now... Renting will cost you 30.1% of your income compared to buying a median home at 15.3% of your income. Either way you're paying a mortgage... w...
05/11/2015
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities.Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial b...
05/11/2015
Some Highlights From The Report: 80% of all pre-retirees in the South Atlantic region plan to stay there in retirement 4 out of 10 pre-retirees plan to relocate in retirement Retirees in the South Central Region are most satisfied with their Cost of Living For more information or to read the full...
05/05/2015
Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting.1.) Buyer Demand is High & Inventory Is LowRecent numbers show that buyer demand is at the highest peak...
05/05/2015
Every house on the market has to be sold twice; once to a prospective buyer and then to the bank (through the bank’s appraisal). In a housing market where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values increase rapidly. One major challenge in such a market is that bank appraisal. If pric...
05/05/2015
We are pleased to have Nikki Buckelew back as our guest blogger for today’s post. Nikki has extensive experience working with seniors and is the Founder & CEO of the Senior Real Estate Institute. Enjoy! – The Kull Realty Crew If you have not bought or sold a home in a few years (or maybe decades)...
04/30/2015
Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may be the time:“If you are in the market to buy a home, today's average mortgage rates are something to celebrate compared to almost ...
04/30/2015
Last month, we reported that billionaire John Paulson believes in the financial advantages of homeownership. He has often repeated:"I think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of.”However, he has not b...
04/28/2015
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