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Posted by Tad Williams on January 12, 2018 in  Home buying
Americans continue to believe that homeownership is important in achieving the American Dream. A recent survey by NeighborWorks America reported that: “Owning a home remains a core element of the American Dream.” When asked “How important a part of the American dream is owning a home?” 18% of those surveyed said it was the most important part 53% of those surveyed said it was very important 22% of those surveyed said it was somewhat importan... read more
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VA loans

Posted by Tad Williams on November 10, 2017 in  General

Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

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Fall

Posted by Tad Williams on October 11, 2017 in  General
n a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a home because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: “If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in this country are little to none. The average homeowner to this day is 38 times wealthier than a renter.” In his bestselling book, &ldquo... read more
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Downsizing

Posted by Tad Williams on September 01, 2017 in  General
Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of house). You have two choices to make: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the perfect home Based on the record of dollars spent on remodeling and renovations, it appears that many homeowners are deciding on number one. But, is that the best long-term solution? If you currently live in a 3-4-bedroom home, you probably bought it at a t... read more
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Length of ownership

Posted by Tad Williams on August 10, 2017 in  Housing inventory
One other reason for the increase was brought to light by NAR in their 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. According to the report, “Sellers 36 years and younger stayed in their home for six years…” These homeowners who are either looking for more space to accommodate their growing families or for better school districts are more likely to move more often (compared to 10 years for typical sellers in 2016). The homeownership rate among young families, however, has sti... read more
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