Vail Real Estate Blog

Net Worth of Homeowners 44X Greater than Renters

Posted by Matt Dannals on October 13, 2017 in  Buyers  Sellers
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago. The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of homeowners was $231,400 - a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013). These numbers reveal that ... read more
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Builder Offering to Pay Off Student Loans for Buyers

Posted by Matt Dannals on October 12, 2017 in  Buyers
Millennials are on track to become the most educated generation in history. This means they are also the generation with the most student debt. Depending on the type of degree earned, as well as the prestige of the institution attended, there are some millennials who graduate college with what equates to a mortgage payment. For those first-time buyers, and even some move-up buyers, who took advantage of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit in 2008, there is an interesting program being i... read more
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More Than Half of All Buyers Are Surprised by Closing Costs

Posted by Matt Dannals on October 09, 2017 in  Buyers
According to a survey conducted by ClosingCorp, over half of all homebuyers are surprised by the closing costs required to obtain their mortgage. After surveying 1,000 first-time and repeat homebuyers, the results revealed that 17% of homebuyers were surprised that closing costs were required at all, while another 35% were stunned by how much higher the fees were than expected. “Homebuyers reported being most surprised by mortgage insurance, followed by bank fees and points, ta... read more
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The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

Posted by Matt Dannals on October 06, 2017 in  Buyers
Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford. ... read more
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Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Posted by Matt Dannals on September 30, 2017 in  Buyers
Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.0% over the next 12 months. If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able! ... read more
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