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Housing Confidence Gaining Steam After Nearing Survey Low

61 Percent of Americans Now Believe It’s a Good Time to Buy a Home WASHINGTON, DC – July 7, 2020 – The Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) increased 9.0 points in June to 76.5, building further on the prior month’s advance after approaching a survey low in April. Four of the six HPSI components increased…

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US HOUSING MARKET UPDATE | 5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real estate consulting firm Meyers Research, addressed this point in a recent interview: “With…

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Study: Not Owning an Orlando-Area Home Hurts Long-Term Financial Health!

Millennials who put off homeownership may be severely curtailing their ability to build wealth over their lifetimes, warns a new report from the Urban Institute. NOT owning an Orlando-Area Home HURTS  a person’s Financial Health…the longer you wait, the bigger the loss! Buying a home at an early age offers a “big bang for their…

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Finally, help for no-credit-score home buyers!

Report Studies ‘Credit Invisibility’ in HUD-Assist Households It’s hard for low-income renters to move up if they don’t have a credit score, so HUD is looking at ways to report on-time rent payments to credit companies. WASHINGTON – A low credit score or even non-existent (invisible) credit score can limit housing choices and employment opportunities…

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