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May 24, 2022
Military families rent homes more than they buy, thanks to a PCS cycle fixed on two to three-year moves. In recent years, the DOD has recognized the challenges connected to short-term duty stations and batted around ideas to keep families in one place for longer, but in general, the status quo remains, which means military families continue to rent homes. There are many great things about renting a house, but one of the downsides is that your monthly payments aren’t reported to the big three credit reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. So, your dependable rent payments haven’t positively impact […]
May 19, 2021
For more than a year, analysts have understood that the pandemic-related telework trend is shaking up the housing industry. Still, they have had to dig deeper to understand the ways those changes are impacting home-location preferences and to predict the potential permanence of such changes. Despite the rollout of vaccines and loosened social-distancing recommendations, remote work is here to stay for many Americans, and that will continue to impact the housing market, experts say. A U.S.-based survey of 5,000 working adults found that four in ten workers expect to have some form of continued remote work flexibility post-pandemic, says Chris […]
April 12, 2021
Black Knight’s latest Home Price Index has found home prices up 11.6% in February, hitting their highest annual rate in more than 15 years. Also rising at an equally-paced clip, median single-family sales prices rose 15.9% year-over-year in February. The rise in home prices, along with the uptick in mortgage rates, has driven affordability to its lowest point since mid-2019. Black Knight found that it now takes 20% of the median household income to make monthly payments on an average-priced home–back to the five-year average, but still stronger than the 20-year average of 23.4%. In January and February, it was […]
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