How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth
Owning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on September 6, 2022
A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers
Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on the housing market. As ...
Posted by David Caldwell on July 26, 2022
What Does an Economic Slowdown Mean for the Housing Market?
According to a recent survey, more and more Americans are concerned about a possible recession. Those concerns were validated when the Federal ...
Posted by David Caldwell on July 7, 2022
Is Homeownership Still the American Dream?
Defining the American dream is personal, and no one individual will have the same definition as another. But the feelings it brings about – ...
Posted by David Caldwell on July 5, 2022
The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year
If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what ...
Posted by David Caldwell on June 21, 2022
Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth
A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting....
Posted by David Caldwell on February 10, 2022
Owning Is More Affordable than Renting in the Majority of the Country
If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on February 1, 2022
Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022
Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new ...
Posted by David Caldwell on January 4, 2022
The Average Homeowner Gained $56,700 in Equity over the Past Year
When you think of homeownership, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you might focus on the non-financial benefits, ...
Posted by David Caldwell on December 21, 2021
Win When You Sell (And When You Move)
If you’re trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time than this winter. Selling this season means you ...
Posted by David Caldwell on December 6, 2021
4 Ways Homeowners Can Use Their Equity
Your equity is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals as a homeowner. And chances are, your equity grew substantially over ...
Posted by David Caldwell on November 22, 2021
4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider
As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your ...
Posted by David Caldwell on November 15, 2021
As Home Equity Rises, So Does Your Wealth
Homeownership is still a crucial part of the American dream. For those people who own a home (and those looking to buy one), it’s ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on October 1, 2021
The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening
Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on August 30, 2021
Homeowner Wealth Increases Through Growing Equity This Year
Building financial wealth and stability remains one of the top reasons Americans choose to own a home, and as a homeowner, your wealth ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on June 23, 2021
How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You
There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on May 28, 2021
Americans See Real Estate as a Better Investment Than Stocks or Gold
Last month, in a post on the Liberty Street Economics blog, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that Americans ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on May 19, 2021
Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits
A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in ...
Posted by Caitlin Hoddevik on April 8, 2021