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Where are the higher mortgage rates?

Sept. 16, 2014 – Mortgage rates were predicted to rise in 2014, but instead they’ve remained entrenched lately at all-time lows for the year.

The average interest on a 30-year, fixed loan last week was 4.12 percent, barely budging from 4.1 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac. 102 more words


Survey: Consumer views on home buying

Sept. 15, 2014 – More than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) feel that it’s a good time to buy a home – but many won’t try because they think tighter mortgage rules have made them ineligible for a loan. 374 more words


Trend: More home is squeezed onto a smaller lot

Sept. 15, 2014 – While single-family homes have been getting larger, the lots these homes sit on have been getting smaller, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Characteristics of New Single-Family Houses Sold. 170 more words


It pays to own a home

Homeowners are building net worth at a pace up to four times faster than renters.

In the past 15 years, the net worth of a typical homeowner has ranged between 31 and 46 times that of the typical renter, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, which is based on 2013 data. 63 more words


Police: Suspect Took $4,400 For LES Apartment He Didn't Control

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Friday evening for a suspect who allegedly took $4,400 from a prospective tenant at a Lower East Side apartment he did not really own or represent. 169 more words


According to a survey 80% of renters under 50 desire home ownership

The vast majority of Canadian renters under the age of 50 would like to own a home, a new survey has found.

Only about 20 per cent of those surveyed by real estate firm Altus Group Canada said they actually chose renting for the lifestyle or because they didn’t want the responsibility of owning a home. 490 more words

Four Reasons Why Owning A Home Is Better Than Renting

One of the longest-running arguments in real estate just might be the battle of owning vs. renting. There are so many factors to take into consideration and everyone is going to have their own opinions, but ultimately it comes down to what is right for you. 300 more words