National Builder Trade In Program

Housing Starts Up Sharply, Near Post-Recession High in October

by Builder Trade In Program Nov, 20

 

Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. This is the highest housing production reading since October 2016, when total starts hit a post-recession high of 1.33 million.

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How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling

by Builder Trade In Program Nov, 13

In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy.  The study explains:

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The Difference an Hour Makes in Real Estate

by Builder Trade In Program Nov, 06

Every Hour in the US Housing Market:

  • 624 Homes Sell
  • 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity
  • Median Home Values Go Up $1.13

 

 

Source:  Real Estate with  KEEPING CURRENT MATTERS

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Renting or Buying…Either Way, You’re Paying Someone’s Mortgage

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 30

There are some people who have not purchased homes yet 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.

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The Cost of Renting vs. Buying a Home

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 23

Thinking of Selling your Home? Competition is Coming

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 16

 

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year.

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No… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 09

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that non-homeowners cite the main reason for not currently owning a home, as not being able to afford one.

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Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

by Builder Trade In Program Oct, 02

  • The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
  • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year.
  • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.0% over the next 12 months.
  • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
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How to Get the Most Money from the Sale of Your Home

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 25

 

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Millennials Choose to Buy

by Builder Trade In Program Sep, 18

Highlights:

  • “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”
  • The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over their living space, at 93%.
  • Many millennials who rent a home or apartment prior to buying their own homes dream of the day that they will be able to paint the walls whatever color they’d like, or renovate an outdated part of their living space.
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