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The homeownership rate in America reached 65.1% at the end of last year. While it's a dream for many, there are also a number of hidden benefits of owning a home. A home is more than a place to put your stuff or a building where you'll watch your children grow older....read more
The median age of first-time homebuyers has hit a record age of 33. With the finances required to do it, it seems that buying your first home is becoming a more daunting task, and it's taking people longer to get there. There are two main choices when buying a house....read more
Nearly half of Americans have trouble saving even $400 for emergencies, let alone enough to put a down payment down on a house. But just because saving up the down payment is difficult doesn't mean that your dream of owning a home goes away. It also doesn't mean that...read more
You've probably had friends who recently refinanced their mortgages, and you might be thinking that this would be a smart move to make. Refinancing can be a smart decision in many cases, but it's always important to fully evaluate your situation before you go through...read more
Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Making the plunge into the housing market for the first time can be as nerve-racking as it is exciting. You’ve been binge-watching home design shows, shopping online for furniture, and looking online...read more
Salt Lake City has a population of over 200,000 people, with more than 1 million in the metro area. Salt Lake is a business and religious center for the central-western part of the United States. If you’re moving, you should know the best neighborhoods in Salt Lake...read more
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