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How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in y…
Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/how-buyers-can-win-downsizing-2020/

2020 Homebuying Checklist

Get your free Homebuying Checklist!
Get your free Homebuying Checklist! Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/2020-homebuying-checklist/

Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality in 2020

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages m…
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led and inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest,… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/make-dream-homeownership-reality-2020/

Housing Inventory Vanishing: What Is the Impact on You?

The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for sale.
The real estate market is expected to do very well this year as mortgage rates remain at historic lows. One challenge to the housing industry is the lack of homes available for… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/housing-inventory-vanishing-what-impact-you/

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years.
There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/homes-are-more-affordable-today-not-less-affordable/

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth

According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60.
According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/buying-home-early-can-significantly-increase-future-wealth/

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home.
If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home.… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/theres-long-line-buyers-waiting-your-house/

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting.
Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/3-benefits-buying-your-dream-home-year/

Big Demand for Small Homes

Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different.
Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/big-demand-small-homes/

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search?
Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring,… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/new-spring-real-estate-market-here-are-you-ready/

Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell

Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream home.
Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/existing-home-sales-report-indicates-now-great-time-sell/

This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor

Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money.
Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/not-2008-all-over-again-mortgage-lending-factor/

Buyers Are Looking Now. Are You Ready to List Your Home?

Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically found in a more normal market, as shown in the graph below:
Inventory on the market today is low, especially among existing homes in the entry and middle-level tiers of the market. It is hovering well below the 6-month supply typically… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/buyers-are-looking-now-are-you-ready-list-your-home/

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen in the 2020 U.S. housing market can be cha…
This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/2020-real-estate-projections-may-surprise-you/

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue.
When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/expert-insights-2020-housing-market/

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner”

Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner).
Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale… http://uscmortgage.com/blog/2020/01/why-you-shouldnt-sale-owner/

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