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Monthly Archives: August 2018

    Having Trouble Saving Enough For Your Down Payment? Crowdfund It!

    By Marco Manumbas | August 22, 2018

      You read that right! First-time buyers across the country are getting creative when it comes to saving the necessary down payment to buy a home. Many couples are asking their wedding guests to contribute to their “Down Payment Fund” rather than fulfilling a traditional registry. This is fueled by the fact that many couples... Read More

    Are You Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming!

    By Marco Manumbas | August 13, 2018

      The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. How... Read More

    Supply & Demand Will Determine Future Home Values

    By Marco Manumbas | August 10, 2018

      Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as: “The amount of a commodity, product, or... Read More

    Millionaire To Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!

    By Marco Manumbas | August 7, 2018

      In a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.” Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off in 25, 20 or ideally,... Read More

    Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting In The US

    By Marco Manumbas | August 2, 2018

      The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was cheaper to rent than buy... Read More

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