Posts Tagged ‘Brevard’

More Homeowners Mean Fewer Renters

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

According to the National Association of Realtors, rising wages, loosening credit standards and demographic shifts are combining to create momentum for owning a home rather than renting one.

With the homeownership rate rising for the fifth consecutive quarter, it held steady at 64.2%, unchanged from the prior quarter and its highest level since 2014. The share of Americans who own a home rose from the prior year, from 63.6% in the first quarter of 2017.

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Rising Tides In Real Estate Value

Monday, February 5th, 2018

There are time-worn real estate adages that never seem to go away. “Location, location, location” is one of them, and it still applies. But what about the one used in every “fix-and-flip,” or “fix-and-occupy” program on HGTV about buying the worst home in the best neighborhood?

For all those experts who push buying the most run-down place in the best part of town as a surefire winning investment because the only way its value can go is up, it may be time to take a second look, according to by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries’ book Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.

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Pending Home Sales Edge Higher

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Conventional and Government (FHA and VA) lenders set their rates based on the pricing of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) which are traded in real time, all day in the bond market. This means rates or loan fees (mortgage pricing) moves throughout the day, being affected by a variety of economic or political events. When MBS pricing goes up, mortgage rates or pricing generally goes down. When they fall, mortgage pricing goes up.

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