If you’re fresh out of college and settling in at your first or second job, homeownership might be out of sight, out of mind. But there’s a lot you can do in your 20s to better position yourself for buying a home when the time is right.
You’ve got plenty of company if you’re not ready to house-hunt just yet. Fifty-seven percent of millennials rent because they view it as more affordable or because they think they won’t qualify for a mortgage, according to a 2014 Fannie Mae surv... read more
The Case-Shiller home price index continues to post declines, yet many of these observations are lagged. The current index release is for March with the April release scheduled for Monday. The March figure was off 1.1% from February, whcih is a sizeable slide. However, the late spring and early summer months are generally hotter selling seasons and this has yet to be reflected in the Case-Shiller numbers.
FNC, Inc has an alternative index based on a hedonic methodology that I really like. The formation of prices... read more