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3 Tips for Buying Your First Home

By  Mira Ma, CFP®, RFC® Life can be full of many exciting firsts. Your first steps, your first day at school, your first job, your first love—and maybe even your first house. Whether you are moving out of your parents’ home for the first time or you want to own a home after...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

The Case For Millennials To Rent And Not Buy Their Home

Home ownership was a struggle for me as I worked in an industry which required moving from state-to-state and continent-to-continent every few years. In many respects, this gives me some insight into the home ownership issues Millenials face. When one pulls out the calculator,...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017

Even With Low Mortgage Rates, Homes Are Not Affordable

This past week we were treated to slowing existing home sales data with the authors saying ” Closings were down in most of the country last month because interested buyers are being tripped up by supply that remains stuck at a meager level and price growth that’s...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

5 Reasons Renters Should Consider Getting Flood Insurance

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. The Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway, and most homeowners in high-risk areas should...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Should You Buy a House or Rent?

By Ann Arceo, AAMS, AAMS Owning a home has long been considered the American dream, and buying a house has typically been considered a good investment and an important milestone of adulthood. Then came 2007 and 2008 when the real estate market crashed and the Great Recession left...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017

3 Ways Your Children Can Take Over Your Mortgage

By Brian Kuhn, CFP® Want to verify to yourself you are doing as well as your parents did despite a tougher economic environment than they had? Buy the house you grew up in. Baby Boomer downsizing is emerging as a niche industry. The proven practicality, simplicity and feasibility...
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

Poor Dynamics Is Causing A Shortage Of Housing

This week we were “treated” to poor pending home sales. Both pending home and existing home sales growth have been trending down since 2015. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) blames slowing existing home sales on low inventory levels and lower affordability:...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017