Category Archives: Buying vs. Renting

Low Inventories Indicate a Trend

Low inventory is a relative term depending on how you’re comparing it. Would the comparison be to total number of homes on the market last year, homes in a certain price range or homes in a certain area? In some … Continue reading

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More Expensive Than Expected

The 3.5% down payment on FHA loans could be more expensive for buyers than expected. Beginning April 1, 2013, the mortgage insurance premium will go up by .1% to 1.35% which may not even be noticeable to most would-be homeowners. … Continue reading

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What’s It Going to Take?

How much evidence is needed to make a decision to get out of the rent race and become a homeowner? Compare your rent with a mortgage payment on a similar size property. If you want a larger home than your … Continue reading

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