The Hidden Costs Many First-Time Homebuyers Have Never Heard Of

Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices. Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with buying a home, according to a Realtor.com® survey in July of nearly 3,000 adults, including 1,800 homeowners. (About 400 of the respondents were buyers who purchased […]

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The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role owning a home plays […]

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Why buying beats renting: 5 benefits only homeowners can enjoy

When it comes to buying a home versus renting, there’s really no comparison. While renting might be the right choice in certain circumstances, over the long-term, homeownership offers unique financial and personal benefits that renters just can’t access. If you’re pondering the question of renting vs. buying, consider these unique advantages that only homeowners can […]

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Water Conservation in the Home …

“From time-to-time, I think we all need to re-evaluate what we can do to save more water. The experts are indicating that California is in a serious drought situation. I thought these tips might help.” – Lisa Ashkins From: Eartheasy.com The most effective way to save water is to upgrade to efficient fixtures. But there […]

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