The hidden costs of homeownership add up to $9K a year, study finds



Homeowners will pay around $9,390 per year on the hidden costs associated with homeownership, according to a new analysis by Thumbtack and Zillow.

FHFA details plans to help borrowers with limited English proficiency



In an effort to overcome some of the obstacles in the way of limited English proficiency borrowers, the Federal Housing Finance agency has released a new Language Access Multi-Year Plan that lays out potential solutions.

Most Americans achieve homeowner status by age 29, survey finds



Given the importance of homeownership among many Americans, it’s perhaps worthwhile to ask what is the average age at which consumers reach that milestone?

Study finds that homeownership doesn’t build wealth like other investments



Home ownership is usually better than paying rent but it can’t be relied upon to make you rich, according to a joint study by Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University of Wyoming. “On average, renting and reinvesting wins in terms of wealth creation regardless of property appreciation, because property appreciation is highly […]

Choosing a Reputable Moving Company



After the sale is closed on your dream home and you are making preparations to move in, you’ll almost certainly need to choose a reputable moving company.

Soul-Searching Questions First Time Buyers Should Ask Themselves



Buying your first home is exciting, but an article in Realtor.com has pointed out that first-time buyers really need to ask themselves a few questions before committing to this major purchase.

Making Escrow Less of a Stressful Experience



An article in the week.com highlights how the escrow period can be stressful when an offer has been accepted but the moment of moving in is still a long way off. However, the article outlines several ways to make this time less stressful.

More renters looking to buy in 2017, study shows



A surge of renters are ready to make the leap into homeownership, with 55 percent of those who actively shopped for a mortgage in the first quarter of 2017 being non-homeowners.

Homebuyers Advised to Start Mortgage Applications Early



An article in Realtor.com is advising people looking to buy a home to begin their mortgage applications earlier rather than later. Apparently, many people underestimate exactly how long it takes

Millennials Moving into Home Ownership



Millennials have long had a reputation as the “delay” generation, slow to reach many of the milestones associated with midlife: “launching” and moving out from the parental homestead, settling into a single career track, starting a family, and purchasing a first home.

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