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    • Whether You Rent or Buy, You’re Paying a Mortgage

      There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either yours or your landlord’s.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • ‘Old Millennials’ Are Diving Head-First into Homeownership [INFOGRAPHIC]

      <h3><strong>Some Highlights:</strong></h3> <ul> <li>‘Old Millennials’ are defined as 25-36 year olds according to the US Census Bureau.</li> <li>According to NAR’s latest <a href="http://www.realtor.org/reports/highlights-from-the-2015-profile-of-home-buyers-and-sellers">Profile of Home Buyers &amp; Sellers</a>, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 31 years old.</li> <li>More and more ‘Old Millennials’ are realizing that homeownership is within their reach now!</li> </ul>
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

      Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.  
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • How Do Rising Prices Impact Your Home Equity?

      Yesterday, we shared the results of the latest Home Price Expectation Survey by Pulsenomics. One of the big takeaways from the survey is that over the next five years, home prices will appreciate 3.5% per year on average, and cumulatively will grow by around 18%.
      Written by Keeley Ryan
    • What States Give You the Most ‘Bang for Your Buck’? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • Thinking of moving across the country? How far will your money take you?
      • The majority of states in the Midwest and South offer a lower cost of living compared to Northeast and Western states.
      • The ‘Biggest Bang for your Buck’ comes in Mississippi where, compared to the national average, you can actually purchase $115.34 worth of goods for $100.
      Written by Keeley Ryan