Homeownership

Feb. 13, 2024

Bridging the Gaps on the Road to Homeownership



Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. But, the path to achieving this dream can be quite difficult. While progress has been made to improve fair housing access, households of color still face unique challenges on the road to owning a home. Working with the right real estate ...

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Jan. 15, 2024

Homeownership Is Still at the Heart of the American Dream



Buying a home is a powerful decision, and it remains at the heart of the American Dream. Unlike renting, owning a home means more than just having a place to live – it offers a sense of belonging, stability, and freedom. According to Nicole Bachaud, Senior Economist at ...

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Jan. 11, 2024

The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth



If you're trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here's a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision.

Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares ...

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Jan. 9, 2024

Ways Your Home Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goals



If you’ve owned your house for at least a couple of years, there’s something you’re going to want to know more about – and that’s home equity. If you’re not familiar with that term, Freddie Mac defines it like this:

“. . . your home’s equity is the difference between ...
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Sept. 21, 2023

The Many Non-Financial Benefits of Homeownership



Buying and owning your own home can have a big impact on your life. While there are financial reasons to become a homeowner, it's essential to think about the non-financial benefits that make a home more than just a place to live.

Here are some of the top non-financial ...

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Sept. 20, 2023

Remote Work Is Changing How Some Buyers Search for Their Dream Homes



The way Americans work has changed in recent years, and remote work is at the forefront of this shift. Experts say it’ll continue to be popular for years to come and project that 36.2 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025. To give you some perspective, that's ...

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July 20, 2023

Owning Your Home Helps You Build Wealth



You may have heard some people say it’s better to rent than buy a home right now. But, even today, there are lots of good reasons to become a homeowner. One of them is that owning a home is typically viewed as a good long-term investment that helps your net ...

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July 4, 2023

Americans Still View Homeownership as the American Dream



Everyone’s interpretation of the American Dream is unique and personal. But, for many people, it’s tied to a sense of success, freedom, and prosperity. These are all things that owning a home can help provide.

A recent survey from Bankrate asked respondents which achievements they feel most embody the American ...

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July 3, 2023

Evaluating Your Wants and Needs as a Homebuyer Matters More Today



When it comes to buying a home, especially with today’s affordability challenges, you’ll want to be strategic. Mortgage rates impact how much it costs to borrow money for your home loan. And, to help offset the higher borrowing costs today, some homebuyers are taking a close look at their ...

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June 28, 2023

Lending Standards Are Not Like They Were Leading Up to the Crash



You might be worried we’re heading for a housing crash, but there are many reasons why this housing market isn’t like the one we saw in 2008. One of which is how lending standards are different today. Here’s a look at the data to help prove it. 

Every month ...

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