Posts Tagged ‘#homeownership’

Harnessing the Sun: Should You Consider Solar Panels For Your Property?

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in interest and investment in renewable energy sources, particularly solar power. As the world grapples with the realities of climate change and the need to transition to more sustainable energy alternatives, individuals and businesses alike are exploring the possibility of solar panels as a viable option…

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Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

In the realm of real estate, market dynamics are often influenced by a multitude of factors: economic conditions, demographic shifts, government policies, and societal trends, to name a few. One such phenomenon that has been looming on the horizon for years is the “Silver Tsunami” – the aging of the baby boomer generation and its…

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Homeownership is Closer Than You Think- Downpayment Assistance

We’re always asked if we have lenders with access to downpayment assistance.  The answer is yes.  All of our lender partners have access to downpayment assistance, but our in house broker at Kale Realty has a near Nationwide Downpayment Program.  The short 7 minute video below explains the 3 programs. 3.5% Forgivable downpayment assistance- Princeton…

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Auto and Home Owners Insurance Discount

Earlier this year we were introduced to a Primerica Agent.  We ended up using many of his services and the decided to integrate it into our business.  It was time to update our auto insurance and rather than shop on line one phone call to Answer Financial and we let them do the shopping.  Took…

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Builder Confidence Moves into Positive Territory in June

Solid demand, a lack of existing inventory and improving supply chain efficiency helped shift builder confidence into positive territory for the first time in 11 months. If you are looking for new construction homes in the Chicagoland area check here Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in June rose five points…

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Why we don’t really want U.S. Debt Default

U.S. Debt Default Could Spike Home Buying Costs by 22 Percent A Debt Default Would Immediately Overwhelm Buyers With 8 Percent Or Higher Mortgage Rates Based on new research by Zillow, the U.S. government defaulting on its debt, which could become a reality as soon as June 1, 2023 without intervention, could send the typical…

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MBS Highway’s May 2023 Housing Survey

More than half of respondents are now seeing home price increases. MBS Highway’s May 2023 Housing Survey showed that home prices have passed an inflection point and are moving higher. This marks the 5th-straight month of improving activity levels and sentiment. 72% of respondents characterized their local buyer activity as ‘Very Active”, ‘Somewhat Active’, or…

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Middle-income Homeowners Gained More Than $120,000 in Wealth Over the Past Decade From Home Appreciation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 18, 2023) – A new housing report by the National Association of Realtors® reveals middle-income homeowners accumulated $122,100 in wealth as their homes appreciated by 68% in the last 10 years. The report, Wealth Gains by Income and Racial/Ethnic Group, speaks to the value agents and Realtors® bring to consumers when helping…

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