If you are considering purchasing a home in 2022, you are undoubtedly dreaming of features that are important to you. As more Millennial buyers move into the market and seek out their first space, the housing market is experiencing a shift in demands and expectations in home features. From buyers focusing on green and energy-efficient products to others expecting the … [Read more...] about 8 Home Amenities Buyers Should Look For In 2022
Some people think that Millennials—the generation born roughly from 1981 to 1997—are destined to live at home with their parents forever, or at least, llong after graduating from college and securing full-time jobs. As recently as 2015, Millennials were making 20% less than the generation preceding them. Economic setbacks stemming from the great recession have led to a … [Read more...] about Do Millennials Value Homeownership Over Other Life Events?
Plenty of people rely on tips for some or all of their income. In fact, millions of Americans work in the kinds of service and hospitality industry jobs that have traditionally relied on tips for compensation -- and that number is expected to increase in the coming decade. You might think that buying a home is just for people with desk jobs and salaried gigs. But that’s not the … [Read more...] about 4 Homebuying Tips for Tipped Employees
Renting isn’t exactly flushing your money down the drain, of course. Paying rent gives you somewhere to live and a place to store all your stuff. And that’s important. But unlike renters, homeowners get the benefit of housing while also building equity in an asset that adds to their long-term wealth and financial well-being. And in most parts of the country, the average … [Read more...] about First-Time Homebuyers: 7 Ways to Save For Your Down Payment
For many would-be homeowners, the biggest hurdle on the path to homeownership isn’t the expense of a potential mortgage. It’s the difficulty of saving for a down payment. For the non-savers among us, it can be tempting to assume that the only people who can put serious down payment money together these days are well-heeled young people with generous parents. But the … [Read more...] about Saving for Your Down Payment? Here’s Where to Stash Your Money