Education Linked to Homeownership in More Ways Than One

Countless case studies have established a connection between education and homeownership: generally, college graduates are more likely to own a home than non-graduates. A new study out of Trulia now shows that career stage, level of education and location can have varying degrees of influence on homeownership rates. Being college-educated typically boosts earning potential, which […]

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Realtors® extend support for 200 years of home history

The National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, is helping keep alive the history of a house whose story is a snapshot of America itself. Since 2001, the National Association of Realtors® has sponsored the “Within These Walls” exhibition at the National Museum of American History, which chronicles the story of one […]

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Story Idea – National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and promote the American Dream of owning a home.  REALTORS® know that homeownership is the best investment an individual can make to build their personal wealth, however, owning a home is not just in the best interest of the homeowner. Homeownership provides social stability, builds communities and […]

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Degrees With the Shortest Savings Path to Homeownership

College students taking specific courses of study have the potential to become homeowners sooner after graduation than others, according to a new report by realtor.com®. Engineering majors have the most promising prospects, with petroleum engineering majors able to become homeowners in an average 2.6 years—the shortest time of all the degree tracks analyzed by realtor.com. […]

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Homeownership: More Than Just the Facts

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Explore America’s Neighborhoods: Clarksville, Austin, Texas Splash! 5 Wacky Aquatic Living Rooms Wow Buyers Near and Far With 3D Tours Homeownership is the epitome of the American Dream not only for its advantages as a financial asset, […]

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What to Expect at This Month’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

NAR’s annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. is right around the corner. Thousands of Realtors® will flock to Washington the week of May 15 to hear from industry experts on the top issues impacting real estate. In addition to three core focuses this year – tax reform, the National Flood Insurance Program and the importance of sustainable […]

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7 Biggest Mistakes That People Make When Buying A Home

Buying and owning a home is an essential part of having a high standard of living, a sense of financial comfort and control, as well as a personal sense of well-being and peace of mind in your own life. Being a homeowner is a critical part of the American dream, and the process of buying a home can be one of the most important steps in your life. Because there are millions of homes bought and sold in America and around the world every year, there is a precedent for common mistakes that people can make when buying a home because every mistake that you can possibly think of has been made by someone else at some point in the past. This list of the 7 biggest mistakes that people make when buying a home should give you a good idea of some important things to avoid during your home […]

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Those With Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely to Own Home, Study Says

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Trends in Housing: The County That Broke Texas’ 8-Year Streak Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In A-List Apartment on the Upper East Side While it’s no news that having a college education […]

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Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners

For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report (ZHAR). Seventy percent of renters surveyed in the report say the down […]

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Renter Finances Improve: Is Homeownership Next?

Renters are in better financial straits than they were just six months ago. Is homeownership next? The answer, according to a recent Freddie Mac survey, is unclear. Although 41 percent of the renters surveyed reported having more cash left over after payday, up from 34 percent in September 2016—and ideal for saving on a down […]

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