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Ellie Mae: More single, female Millennials are buying homes
Posted in Industry News

Loan software provider Ellie Mae just put out its latest “Millennial tracker” and found several similarities in homebuying across gender lines in this generation — with one big difference. “While men make up the larger percentage of overall Millennial borrowers, most of them are married,” said Joe Tyrrell, executive vice president of corporate strategy at Ellie… Read more »

Should You Rent or Buy?
Posted in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips

Come January, you may very well begin the rent vs. own debate. Take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. At some point, every homeowner and prospective homeowner has sat down and calculated the merits of renting against the merits of buying.  Buying a home is a big decision that takes thought and often requires… Read more »

Home price appreciation starting to slow down
Posted Wednesday November 22, 2017 in Industry News

Home price appreciation continues to increase at a much higher than normal pace, although the rate of growth has been slowing since the summer. Median home values increased by 6.5% in October, the 15th consecutive month the rate has been above 6%, according to Zillow. However since peaking at 7.3% in May, the rate of… Read more »

How to Save Money For a Down Payment
Posted Monday November 20, 2017 in Mortgage + Real Estate Tips

The home buying process begins long before shopping for a home. It can start years before, when you and your family decide that buying a home is going to be a long-term goal. And that means saving for a down payment. Putting money away for a down payment requires discipline and a plan. But don’t… Read more »

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