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How Short-Term Rentals Impact Home Inventory

A recent WalletHub study found that Hawaii was the state with the lowest effective tax rate at 0.27 percent, but that isn’t helping when it comes to maintaining an affordable housing stock in the Aloha State. Most of the country ...

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Life Events and Higher Rents Influence Decision to Buy

The single-family rental market has seen an unprecedented boom in popularity in the last couple of years. But a recent survey indicates that the rising cost of rents, as well as certain life events, are pushing some out of the rental market and into buying.

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High Rents Put Would-Be Homebuyers in a Catch-22

Most renters are putting about 30 percent of their monthly income toward their rental payment, which makes saving for a 10 or 20 percent down payment difficult. This conflict forces first-time buyers and millennials to pursue other options when looking to purchase a home, such as help from family or friends.

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