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Bubble Alert! Is it Getting Too Easy to Get a Mortgage?

There is little doubt that it is easier to get a home mortgage today than it was last year. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), published by the Mortgage Bankers Association, shows that mortgage credit has become more available in each of the last several years. In fact, in just the last year – More buyers are putting less […]

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

nterest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home this spring! Freddie Mac had this to say, “Mortgage […]

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

Next Recession in 2020? What Will Be the Impact?

Economists and analysts know that the country has experienced economic growth for almost a decade. They also know that a recession can’t be too far off. A recent report by Zillow Research shed light on a survey conducted by Pulsenomics in which they asked economists, investment strategists and market analysts how they felt about the current housing market. That report revealed […]

VA Loans: Making a Home for the Brave Possible

VA Loans: Making a Home for the Brave Possible

Since the creation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loans Program, over 22 million veterans have achieved the American Dream of homeownership. Many veterans do not know the details of the program and therefore do not take advantage of the benefits available to them.   If you are a veteran or you know someone who is, here is […]

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000

Homes More Affordable Today than 1985-2000

  Rising home prices have many concerned that the average family will no longer be able to afford the most precious piece of the American Dream – their own home. However, it is not just the price of a home that determines its affordability. The monthly cost of a home is determined by the price and the […]

Experienced Real Estate Agents to Join Innovative Real Estate Team

Experienced Real Estate Agents to Join Innovative Real Estate Team

LinkingHouse is a full service real estate firm that provides service to the Greater Boston Area. Founded by a leading industry professionals with over four decades of real estate experience rooted in finance, marketing, and business development, LinkingHouse looks to transform the real estate industry through innovation, relentless work ethic, and promoting Realtors® and their […]

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth

Monday March 6th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers. Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a […]

Buying Home vs. Renting

Buying Home vs. Renting

Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation Tuesday February 7th, 2017 First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable […]