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Sep
02
2021
Higher Rents Make Buying The Affordable Choice
Rents recently hit new highs in 40 of the 50 largest U.S. cities, according to a new analysis from the National Association of Realtors' consumer website. The report found that, nationally, rents were up almost 10 percent over where they were last year at the same time.  But while the...
Sep
02
2021
Home Prices Increase Almost Everywhere
There are many gauges of U.S. home prices but the S&P Case-Shiller Indices is among the most closely followed. The index is constructed to accurately track the price path of a typical single-family home in each of the nine U.S. Census divisions. According to the most recent release, home...
Sep
02
2021
How Building Material Costs Affect Home Buyers
The typical home buyer doesn't spend much time considering the price of gypsum products or ready-mix concrete. But the prices builders pay for building materials has an effect on buyers – even if they aren't shopping for a new home.  That's because new home construction is...
Sep
02
2021
More Americans Say It's A Good Time To Buy
Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index is based on a monthly survey gauging Americans' feelings about the housing market and overall economy. It asks respondents for their opinions about buying and selling a home, mortgage rates, home prices, their jobs and financial situation...
Sep
02
2021
Homeowners See Big 2nd Quarter Equity Gains
Equity is the difference between what you owe on your house and what it's worth. So, when home prices are growing, equity is too. And with the recent spike in home prices, equity has surged.  In fact, according to Black Knight's most recent Mortgage Monitor Report, tappable equity...
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