More Single Women Purchase Homes Than Single Men

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How Many Women Own Homes Perhaps you missed it, but Unmarried and Single Americans Week was observed from Sept. 17 to 23. Based on 2016 demographics, there were 110.6 million unmarried people in the country to be celebrated. That’s 45.2 percent of all United States residents ages 18 and older, a number that includes the never married, widowed, divorced and cohabiting.   What is the housing situation for people who are unmarried? Women, who made up 53.2 percent of this group in 2016, are more likely to be homeowners, according…

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How Real Estate Agents Can Capitalize On Big Data For Big Results

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Simple ways predictive analytics can boost your bottom line Big data powers predictive analytics. As the field grows, these massive data sets propel some of the biggest companies in new, unexpected ways. Netflix reports it saves $1 billion each year by optimizing the predictive engine that recommends content and programming to its customers. Google Translate’s reputation is nearly bulletproof now that its predictive algorithm has been retrained to translate in contextual sentences. Airbnb hosts see a fourfold increase in occupancy rates when they set a rental price within 5 percent…

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Is Your Home Really A Safe Investment?

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Buying a house is widely considered to be one of the best investments you can make. If you own your home, then your housing payments are being put to use to pay off your mortgage and eventually make the house 100% yours. Rent payments are simply gone forever. But some homeowners think of their houses as more than just homes: They expect to make a substantial profit on the purchase. Here’s why that can be a really bad mindset to have. Home prices While it’s true that home prices steadily…

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How Much House Can I Afford

Home Loan Guide For First-Time Home Buyers Shopping for your dream home can oftentimes be a pressure-filled task. More so, if you have no idea how much home you can afford. If you are a first-time home buyer, there are a few things on a loan for home buyers that you should heed. These things will help ensure that you will not weigh down yourself with a mortgage or repayment and that you can get an acceptable return. Also, by knowing your price range in advance, you can avoid looking at homes you…

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