More Single Women Purchase Homes Than Single Men

homeownership among unmarried women

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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Is Your Home Really A Safe Investment?

buying a house as investment

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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Millennials Are Buying Homes Because of Their Dogs – Not Their Children or Marriages

It’s no secret that millennials love dogs and now their four-legged friends are starting to influence the decisions they make about housing. A recent survey by SunTrust Mortgage found that a third of millennials who had already purchased their first home said they were influenced by the need to have space for a dog. The survey asked recent home buyers why they were buying their first home and their dog was the third most commonly cited reason, coming above children and marriage. Only more living space and the opportunity to…

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Most Common Home Buyer’s Regret

home buyers remorse

Remorse is a common feeling during home buying. For a first-time home buyer, pitfalls trap for those unprepared. Fortunately, there are many things you can learn from making mistakes. Far too many buyers fall in love on a home only to realize after moving in that they overlooked something major often leading to buyer’s remorse. Although some may still be happy with the purchase overall, there are definitely a few things they wish they would have done differently. But as we often hear, you live and you learn. Let’s look at the most common traps first-time home buyers fall into. Trying to…

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