Tag Archives: Home Ownership

The “Good Enough” Home May Be Just Perfect

Constructed from inspirational Instagram feeds and reality TV, the dream home floats in the imagination like a castle in the sky but dissolves in the rain of hard numbers. Chasing the dream can lure buyers to overextend themselves financially. On …
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Shorewest Reports: One Third of Americans Spend Too Much on Rent

CNNMoney recently reported new data — one out of three Americans now live in an unaffordable housing market, categorized where rent for a three-bedroom home eats up more than 30% of the monthly median income, the traditional benchmark for housing …
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Six Surprising Factors that Affect Home Insurance Rates

Personal factors hold a lot of weight with your home owner’s insurance agent.  Be prepared to pay more when you or your home features these more costly circumstances. Pets. Insurance rates may increase if you own pets. Some insurance companies …
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Categories: Home Buying

Homeownership: Reports of Its Death are Exaggerated

Homeownership is anything but dead. Here’s a great article from Steve Harney of Keeping Current Matters. There have been a growing number of reports announcing the death of American homeownership over the last two years. Some have said we are …
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Homeowner Insight: A Subdivision’s Name Might Convey Extra Value for Reasons of Prestige and Consumption

What is in a Subdivision’s Name? The Research What is in a subdivision’s name?  Is there any pricing effect based on the name of a subdivision?  All else being equal and at first glance, there might not appear to be …
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Owning a Home Is Still the American Dream – Check Out Shorewest’s Open Houses This Weekend

Eight in 10 adults agree that owning a home is the best long-term investment a person can make, according to a recent nationwide Pew Research Center survey. This clearly indicates the value that Americans continue to place on home ownership. …
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