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It’s Harder Than Ever to Afford the Monthly Rent

While rents are less affordable than ever, monthly mortgage payments are still within reach of people making the median income in most places. It’s getting harder for people to afford rents, but paying a mortgage is still more affordable on

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

By Vera Gibbons of Zillow.com It’s not just temperatures and tulips that are on the rise these days. Interest in home buying is way up, too. The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to

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10 Reasons 2015 Will Rock for Real Estate

After a slowdown in the market this year, housing analysts and economists have high hopes for 2015. The real estate market is expected to build momentum across the board next year, mostly because of a strengthening economy. Here’s a recap

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Rents Will Stay High for Years, Experts Say

With each annual rent hike, more renters are leaning toward homeownership. Like a lot of people, Mark Stevenson has had it with rent prices. His Walnut Creek, CA apartment complex raised the rent last year, and he recently learned that

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Renting Now Half as Affordable as Buying in the US

A new Zillow affordability report found that US renters can expect to spend 30 percent of their income on housing, while home buyers spend just 15 percent. As rent soars across the US, Zillow found that renting a home is

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REVIEW: Housing Affordability for August

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago for the month of August as higher prices make it less affordable to purchase a home despite rates having another slight decline. Housing affordability is down from a

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Consumers Expect Rents To Rise 2x Faster Than Home Prices In 2015

The U.S. economy is improving and, with it, rents are rising nationwide. In many U.S. markets, on a monthly basis, it’s more expensive to rent a home than to own one. Thankfully, the expanding economy has softened mortgage eligibility requirements.

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