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  • Experts: Home equity is key to solving the country's looming retirement crisis
    As Baby Boomers continue to retire en masse without sufficient savings to support their later years, it's become glaringly apparent that the country is on the brink of a retirement crisis. But many older Americans do have one major source of wealth at their disposal: their house. And for some, utilizing their home equity through […]
  • It costs more to own a home than to rent one in every U.S. state
    While previous articles have declared that the number of markets where it's cheaper to buy than to rent is decreasing, this one says it's plain non-existent. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey, a CNBC article says homeowners spend more money per month than renters in every single state across […]
  • Here's a compelling reason to take a reverse mortgage ahead of retirement
    A reverse mortgage isn't a good fit for everyone, but for older homeowners with sizable equity and no intention of moving, the loan can make sense. And here's one compelling reason why: When a homeowner over the age of 62 refinances their traditional mortgage into a reverse mortgage, they can make their mortgage payments optional. […]
  • MarketWatch: 3 reasons why the housing market is weaker than it seems
    The economy is growing and our workforce is mostly employed, so why does the nation's housing market appear to be backsliding? Applications are falling, purchase volume is declining, and existing home sales are dwindling. Something isn't adding up, wrote Caliber Home Loans CEO Sanjiv Das in a recent article for MarketWatch. Here are three reasons […]
  • [Pulse] Gary Vaynerchuk says homeownership is BS, but I don't care
    Industry interweb locales were on fire this past week when Gary Vaynerchuk – a sought-after motivational speaker, best-selling author and respected tech entrepreneur – slammed homeownership in a podcast interview that went viral. "I do not think the American dream should be buying a home anymore… It's a bad use of upfront capital, and it […]

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  • Experts: Home equity is key to solving the country's looming retirement crisis
    As Baby Boomers continue to retire en masse without sufficient savings to support their later years, it's become glaringly apparent that the country is on the brink of a retirement crisis. But many older Americans do have one major source of wealth at their disposal: their house. And for some, utilizing their home equity through […]
  • Report: Lackluster home sales push inventory growth in January
    In January, home sales declined for the sixth consecutive month, leading to the largest inventory increase in 10 years, according to the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report. RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos said the winter chill extended to the housing market in January, as home sales remained cool.
  • It costs more to own a home than to rent one in every U.S. state
    While previous articles have declared that the number of markets where it's cheaper to buy than to rent is decreasing, this one says it's plain non-existent. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent American Community Survey, a CNBC article says homeowners spend more money per month than renters in every single state across […]
  • California, your new home prices are about to spike
    In 2018, the California Energy Commission unanimously voted for the mandatory implementation of solar panels on virtually every newly built home in California. And although many have praised the landmark decision, some fear it will put a larger financial strain on homeowners statewide.
  • Are zero-energy homes the new wave in housing?
    Americans are making an effort to be more environmentally cautious, especially in the wake of natural disasters that have ravished local communities across the country. This is especially so for De Young Properties, which has set a precedent that could be responsible for bringing 100,000 zero-energy homes a year to California.

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