Homeownership

Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials

October 2nd, 2018
Rising interest rates, a seller’s market and increasing home values…these are just a few of today’s market challenges for buyers. While 92 percent of adults say homeownership is an important part of the American Dream, student loan debt is the...

Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership

October 6th, 2018
The U.S. currently has a student debt load of over $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt and 35 percent of non-housing debt. The magnitude of the debt continues to grow in size and share of...

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

May 6th, 2018
With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

Discrimination of All Types Holding Back LGBTs in Homeownership

May 14th, 2018
I continue to be amazed at the reception the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) receives from our industry. We have been invited to attend just about every brand and major event in 2018, and it...

The Biggest Homeownership Hurdles for Millennials

July 17th, 2018
Millennials should be making a sizable stamp in homeownership, but they have been largely absent from the housing space. Why is it that the largest generation in U.S. history isn’t participating in real estate as heavily as its predecessors? There...

Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homeownership in Light of Tax Bill

December 21st, 2017
Americans are concerned about homeownership in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to new realtor.com® research. The legislation, awaiting President Trump’s signature (at press time), passed on Wednesday this week. More than one-third (36.2 percent) of respondents...

Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership

February 19th, 2018
(TNS)—Your day burns brightly on both ends. You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return...

With Fast-Growing Prices, Gains in Equity Are Exceeding Minimum Wage

April 10th, 2018
For many Americans, homeownership is a vehicle for wealth—an appreciating asset that, more often than not, earns a profit at resale. In the market today, homeowners are all but promised to reap the rewards. According to an analysis recently released...

Homeowners Spend Less, Renters Spend More

December 3rd, 2017
Incomes are not keeping pace with rents. More earnings are needed for rent than in years past—now 29.1 percent of the median monthly income, versus the 25.8 percent needed prior to the recession, according to an analysis recently released by...

Housing and the Senate Tax Plan: What Now?

December 4th, 2017
Members of the real estate industry are responding to the passage of the Senate tax plan, which chiefly includes a 20 percent corporate tax rate—down from 35 percent—and reduced rates for families and individuals over the next seven years. The...
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