4 alternative homeownership models for the non-traditional consumer

Many factors are causing buyers to veer away from the traditional model of homeownership and toward the shared equity model. Here are four homeownership models that break the mold.

Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership

The U.S. currently has a student debt load of over $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt and 35 percent of non-housing debt. The magnitude of the debt continues to grow in size and share of the overall debt in the economy. While this amount of debt has risen, the homeownership […]

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Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials

Rising interest rates, a seller’s market and increasing home values…these are just a few of today’s market challenges for buyers. While 92 percent of adults say homeownership is an important part of the American Dream, student loan debt is the predominant obstacle, according to the sixth annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey. This is especially […]

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The Biggest Homeownership Hurdles for Millennials

Millennials should be making a sizable stamp in homeownership, but they have been largely absent from the housing space. Why is it that the largest generation in U.S. history isn’t participating in real estate as heavily as its predecessors? There are many difficulties standing in their way, according to new research. A recent report by […]

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This is what the average American’s dream home looks like

According to a survey conducted by Digital Third Coast, 75 percent of Americans believe homeownership isn’t necessary to “live a good life.” But that doesn’t stop them from dreaming about their perfect pad.

HUD kicks off two housing initiatives for the month of June

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last week the start of two initiatives, National Homeownership Month and National Healthy Homes Month.

Discrimination of All Types Holding Back LGBTs in Homeownership

I continue to be amazed at the reception the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) receives from our industry. We have been invited to attend just about every brand and major event in 2018, and it has been exciting to see more and more recognize the role we play. I founded […]

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Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York believe buying a home is a “somewhat good” or “very good” investment; less than 11 […]

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Why we can’t count on current homeowners to boost low inventory

Seventy-nine percent of homeowners told Bankrate they don’t plan to move in the next five years. Another 62 percent said they’ll never move from their current home …

How agents can soften the blow of homeownership costs

Real estate agents are experts at guiding consumers through the negotiations and paperwork involved in the homebuying process. Yet, once buyers have signed on the dotted line, walked into their new homes and closed the door behind them, they too often …