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A flurry of financial obstacles and lifestyle choices are stalling the journey to homeownership for many young adults, but becoming a homeowner is currently more feasible in some less expensive metro areas with steady job growth and lower qualifying incomes needed to buy, according to new research.The study analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas …

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Following recent speculations that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates in June, a weak May job report moved in to dash the chances. The likelihood of a rate hike shrunk down to a measly 4 percent, and experts are saying even the possibility of a hike in July is now slim, due to the bleak job report.Only 38,000 jobs were created in May, a …

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Millennials are bucking trends, changing the landscape of America and sharply different from previous generations in many different ways. One of the most visible and consequential ways is through millennial homeownership numbers, according to experts on generational trends and homeownership.While all generations have their own hardships, opportunities and defining features, millennials are coming of age in a time of deep demographic transformation, experts say. America …

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From providing homeowners with peace of mind to safeguarding buyers and sellers from the expense of covered system and appliance failures, home warranties are an integral piece of the puzzle as they make their way through one of the biggest purchases they’ll make in their lifetime. “I’ve always known about HSA Home Warranty, and have had great experience with the company,” says Jackie Danner, president/broker …

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Many of the nation’s housing markets are getting back to normal heading into the spring homebuying season, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®).However, there are pockets of weakness, particularly in the Great Lakes Region and the South outside of Florida and Texas. The national MiMi value stands at 82.7, indicating a housing market that’s on the outer range of its …

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