Tag Home_Buying

Save Money and Time When You Buy a Manufactured Home

If you’re frustrated by the housing market, it may be time to consider a manufactured home. A far cry from the “trailers” or “mobile homes” of the past, today’s manufactured home is a sturdy structure, made of high quality materials, and available in a variety of sizes, prices, and floor plans. Today, the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Vacancy Rates and Homeownership both Down in Census Survey

Vacancy rates in the third quarter declined from one year earlier for both homeowner properties and those held as rentals according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but rates were little changed from the second quarter of this year. The Bureau said that homeownership rates also declined on a year over year basis. The Census Bureau … Continue reading

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Will New Regulations Crimp Home Loans?

By Nancy Marshall-Genzer — Two new mortgage regulations from the Dodd-Frank financial reform law are due out early next year. Some realtors say the new rules will keep people from getting home loans. One of the new regulations would require lenders to look at whether a loan is affordable, and whether the borrower has the … Continue reading

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Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper Than Renting

by Jed Kolko The most important housing decision that most consumers face is whether to rent or to buy. So to help them with this decision, we took a look at the key market factors affecting the cost of homeownership. First off, asking home prices have started to rebound and have risen by 2.3% year … Continue reading

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What are the advantages of Mobile Home Ownership?

by: Denise Serro Mobile, or manufactured, homes have long been considered homes for those on a limited budget or retirees wanting to live in affordable retirement communities. Much has changed in the world of mobile home ownership in recent years as they are popping up not only in traditional communities, but also on sought after … Continue reading

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Buying beats renting in most U.S. cities

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — For people who are willing to stay put for a few years, buying a home has become a much better deal than renting in almost every major housing market in the nation. In more than 75% of the 200 metro areas analyzed by real estate listing web site Zillow, homeowners would … Continue reading

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Rent Increases Suggest Buying Is Becoming a Better Deal

Rents nationally were 5.4 percent higher in June than a year earlier, outpacing an increase in home asking prices, according to data from the real estate Web site Trulia. Rents increased in 24 of the 25 largest metropolitan markets (the exception was Las Vegas). Further, the pace of increases quickened from March to June in … Continue reading

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