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Monthly Archives: January 2021

    Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One

    By Susanne Casey | January 21, 2021

    If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, it’s still more affordable... Read More

    What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market

    By Susanne Casey | January 21, 2021

    Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), explains: “The economy... Read More

    Will Forbearance Plans Lead to a Tsunami of Foreclosures?

    By Susanne Casey | January 13, 2021

    At the onset of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the government quickly put into place forbearance plans to allow homeowners to remain in their homes without making their monthly mortgage payments. Today, almost three million households are actively in a forbearance plan. Though 29.4% of those in forbearance have continued to stay current on... Read More

    The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth

    By Susanne Casey | January 6, 2021

    Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through the creation of... Read More

    New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

    By Susanne Casey | January 6, 2021

    New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing... Read More

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