Home Buying

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If you've been thinking about buying your first home, talk of rising mortgage rates may have you worried. But, the reality is that this may be one of the best opportunities for first-time buyers in recent memory. Conditions were already good for first-timers with new, super-low down payment loans. But the FHA's announcement that they would be cutting mortgage-insurance premiums makes buying even more advantageous. Visit the link below to read more about it. 

Link: http://realtytimes.com/consumeradvice/buyersadvice/item/49805-20170112-is-now-the-best-time-ever-to-buy-your-first-home

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Written by Jaymi Naciri on Sunday, 15 January 2017 9:07 am

Every year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), we marvel at all the new tech, gaze at the new cars, and generally dream about an unlimited bank account to deck our houses out with all the newest gadgets. But, the reality is that some of the things we see never come to market, some look thrilling but way over promise on a functionality scale, and some are just plain head-scratching.

So, this year we took a look at CES from the viewpoint of what's most wanted and perhaps even most practical, for today's consumers. Here's the stuff we saw at CES this year that can add a little something (or a whole lot) to your house.

Appliances

 When it comes to appliances showcased at CES,…
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Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 09, 2017

Rural areas are expected to see more growth in the 65-and-older population than urban areas over the next few decades, according to a report by the Urban Institute. But for those expecting to grow old in their home, it could prove problematic. Many of the aging homes in rural areas are not suitable for elderly homeowners, the report says.

Sixty-one percent of homeowners age 55 and older say they plan to remain in their home as they age, according to the 2016 Aging-in-Place Report. The report says more education is needed on not just explaining what it means to age in place but also what it means to “thrive in place,” the report notes.

Further, the ULI report is urging the real estate

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Single-family homes can offer an easy entry into property investment and help you diversify your portfolio. But even experienced real estate pros have to take care to ensure they get the most from this type of nest egg. December 2016 | By Kevin Ortner golden house in retirement nest  

Thinking of adding investment property to your reserve fund? You’re not alone. When investing site Bankrate.com asked Americans in a 2016 survey what they felt would be the best way to invest money they wouldn’t need for more than 10 years, the most popular answer was real estate.

But while you surely understand the benefits of real estate as an investment — equity, ownership of a tangible asset, and appreciation, just to name a few — when it comes to taking the leap, you might feel

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