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What are the Ideal Homes for America’s Generations?
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As the housing market changes, here are the ideal homes for America's generations, from Generation Z to Baby Boomers!

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10 Takeaways from the Annual Realtor Survey
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The National Association of Realtors just released its 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and there are lots of interesting tidbits. Let’s explore 10 of them. 88% of Recent Buyers Financed Their Home Purchase First things first, an overwhelming share of recent home buyers used a mortgage to finance their home purchase, as opposed [&hellip

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Guaranteed Rate Launches New Jumbo Loan with Interest-Only Option
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Well, it’s a new year, and with that comes new and exciting home loan programs to help borrowers purchase homes or refinance existing mortgages. The newest one comes courtesy of Guaranteed Rate, which launched its “GR Flex Power” mortgage that requires as little as 10% down on loan amounts as high as $3 million. Additionally, [&hellip

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FHA Short Refinance Option Coming Soon
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A new option that should be available by fall of this year will allow borrowers current on their mortgages to execute short refinances into FHA loans, assuming the original loan is not FHA-insured. In fact, the new loan must NOT be owned or guaranteed by the FHA, VA, or the USDA. So essentially only those [&hellip

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Ideal Credit Union Is Offering a Zero Down Mortgage with a Catch
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Ideal Credit Union, which has six locations scattered across Minnesota, is the latest mortgage company to offer a no down payment mortgage. But theirs is a little different than the rest. Instead of pitching the portfolio loan product to those who can barely afford a mortgage payment, they seem to be targeting prospective home buyers [&hellip

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Home Ownership Trends in 2019, By Age and Income
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Taking the plunge into homeownership can be daunting, especially for first-time buyers. There are seemingly endless options when it comes...

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US News Recap: The Top 10 Best Places to Live in America
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When it comes to the best places to live in America, it's more than just civic pride that earns a […]

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Freddie Mac HomeOne Mortgage: New 3% Down Mortgage with No Income Restrictions
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A new home loan program is being rolled out this July by Freddie Mac, known as “HomeOne Mortgage,” which features a 3% down payment and no income restrictions. While Freddie Mac already offers a similar 3% down program via its Home Possible Advantage loan, this new product doesn’t restrict borrower eligibility by income or geography. [&hellip

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Housing Inventory Lowest Since 2007, But Median Price Unchanged
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A while back, I mentioned that it appeared as if we were running out of homes for sale, despite being just years (or days) out of the housing crisis. I was being somewhat facetious, but it’s true that there are very few homes for sale these days, at least in areas where people want to [&hellip

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Local Market Outlook: Why First-Time Buyers Love Pittsburgh
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Real estate observers did a double take when a city that once defined the term rust belt came in first...

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