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New York Times: Homeownership is Best Way To Build Wealth

            Many of the points that were made in the article are on track with the research that the Federal Reserve has also conducted in their Survey of Consumer Finances. The study found that the average net worth of a homeowner ($194,500) is 36x greater than that of a renter […]

The REAL Reasons Americans Buy a Home

There‚Äôs No Place Like Home The top 4 reasons to own a home cited by respondents were not financial. 1. It means having a good place to raise children & provide them with a good education From the best neighborhoods to the best school districts, even those without children at the time of purchasing their […]

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Taking The Home-Buying Plunge

1. How Healthy Is My Credit Score? 2. Am I Making Good Progress on My Savings? 3. Have I Accounted for All of the Costs of a Home? 4. Is My Job Secure? 5. Am I Committed to the Location? 6. How Long Do I Plan to Live in the Home? 7. Am I Mentally […]

Tips Most Home Buyers Don’t Consider

Think long-term and think re-sale: Are you planning to have kids? Will you be taking care of elderly relatives? You might be planning to live in your first home for only a few years. Make a list of items to check: Home-buying is an emotional process. Ideally, you should set aside all your emotions when […]