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Should You Own a Home? Most people realize that the value of a family owning a home goes far beyond just the financial considerations. Several studies that have been conducted the last 2 months relating to the value of owning a home. Is Owning a Home Good For a Family? In the AAAH study, 87% of...
Out of the Shadows 2011 is beginning with much more positive news with regards to the housing industry than we have had in several years. The pending sales numbers (houses going into contract) have been climbing for several months. Last month’s Existing Homes Sales Report from the National Associ...
Homeowners & Renters Agree A substantial majority of both homeowners and current renters agree that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. That’s according to the results of a National Association of Realtors® survey. In today’s market, many aspiring homeowners are faced with worri...
Your Home is Your Home A few years ago, when the housing market was sizzling hot, everyone talked about how their home was a fantastic investment. Those people talked about how a home that sold ten years ago had quadrupled in value over the last five and wish they bought more. Many “real-estate ...
Job Growth & Housing Market Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, speaking before the Senate Budget Committee, stated that “. . . it could take four to five more years for the job market to normalize fully.” Despite reports of unemployment falling by more than 500,000 to 9.4% in the most recent ...
Value of the White House The White House is definitely an American icon. It also is a symbol of the American housing market, because, like many of the country's houses, it's not worth what it was once. Over the last three years the home and office of the President has lost nearly a quarter of i...
Does Negative Equity Really Matter? Just because you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth doesn't necessarily mean that you are no longer able to afford your mortgage. For many who bought their homes during the housing boom, little has changed for them financially other than what the...