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Fewer Renters Planning to Buy a Home

Amid heightened concern for housing affordability and overall rental satisfaction, renting has become increasingly favored among some segments of the population in the United States. Among renters, 67 percent say they believe renting is currently more affordable than owning a ...

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Women Less Confident About the State of Housing

The latest installment of the ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey finds strong disparities between men and women when it comes to their levels of confidence in the state of the housing market. According to the report, only 44 percent of all ...

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Marketing to Millennials: a Personal Touch in a Digital World

Millennials are part of an increasing market share in the mortgage housing industry, and companies should be forward thinking in their plan to include them. Read on to find some of the best practices to make them comfortable in a foreign landscape.

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New Buyers Unafraid to Jump into the Housing Market

With the increasing popularity of mortgage insurance, a 20 percent downpayment may not be status quo anymore for those looking to become homeowners. First-time homebuyers account for nearly half of total homes purchased in the first quarter of 2017, a number that is expected to rise. They are also exploring other options to obtain homes.

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Young People Buying Homes Earlier but for Similar Reasons

According to the second quarter Real Estate Sentiment Index, which polls industry professionals across the country to gain their unique insight about the future of the housing market, young people aged 26-30 are the number one demographic for first time home buyers. Their reasons? Financial investment and starting a family, which echoes past generations' reasons for becoming homeowners. Industry professionals are also confident in rising residential purchases, and in some states, price growth.

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First-time Buyers Account for 60 Percent of Purchases

According to a new report, first-time homebuyers now make up 60 percent of all home purchases. On GSE loans, first-time buyers comprise 47 percent of loans, while on FHA loans, they account for 82 percent. The uptick is likely due to an improved economy, lower unemployment, rising income, and more new home construction

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