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Monthly Archives: May 2021

    How Misunderstandings About Affordability Could Cost You

    By Marco Manumbas | May 28, 2021

    There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to buy a home right now. When addressing... Read More

    Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold

    By Marco Manumbas | May 25, 2021

    Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans believe buying a home is definitely or probably a better investment than buying stocks. Last week, a Gallup Poll reaffirmed those findings. In an article on the current real estate market, Gallup reports: “Gallup usually finds that Americans regard real estate as the best long-term investment... Read More

    Americans Find the Nonfinancial Benefits of Homeownership Most Valuable

    By Marco Manumbas | May 3, 2021

    Homeownership is a foundational part of the American Dream. As we look back on more than a year of sheltering in our homes, having a place of our own is more important than ever. While financial benefits are always a key aspect of homeownership, today, homeowners rank the nonfinancial and personal benefits with even higher value. Recently, two... Read More

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