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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSecretary Julián Castro will join Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Senator Bob… Read more
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
In Trulia’s 2014 Rent vs. Buy Report , they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting throughout the 100 largest metro areas in the United States; ranging from an average of 5% in Honolulu,… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 10, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
Share on faceIn the past 15 years, the net worth of the typical homeowner has ranged between 31 and 46 times that of the net worth of the typical renter. Homeowner equity is a substantial component of… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 9, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
In a recent press release , Zillow stated that the affordability of the nation’s rental inventory is currently much worse than affordability of the country’s home sale inventory. The release revealed… Read more
Blogged Wed Aug 27, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Ellen Hough, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, NC
Good tenants. Seems like a simple enough thing right?  Not so much.  Recently there have been several “good tenants” that insist that they have left the property in as good, or better shape than… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 23, 2014 by Ellen Hough General Area Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
As rents are becoming increasingly  higher and higher, home ownership continues to be cheaper.  This graph clearly says it all!  https://twitter.com/aolrealestate/status/502498525666877440/photo/1 Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 21, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Ellen Hough, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, NC
Homes for Heroes is a program designed by REALTORS to give back to the Heroes that serve our communities as well as our country.  This well thought out program helps Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, E.M.T.’s,… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 2, 2014 by Ellen Hough Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Ellen Hough, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, NC
Lately the tenants are doing things that just boggle the brains of our property managers and property owners, here in Onslow County NC we are a very transient area due to our Military Bases.  So rentals… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 18, 2014 by Ellen Hough General Area Rental Basics Rent vs Buy
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
Good news for renters: Mortgage lenders might start considering rent payment history in credit scores. In the surrent system, years of monthly payments to landlords do not show up on credit-bureau files.… Read more
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
For the first time in a year, mortgage rates are now lower than they were a year earlier. That, however, may be short-lived, and some claim it's due in part to surging rents.The National Association of… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 23, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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Alex Verches…, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Making the transition from renting a home to buying one is a long one, and needs to be well planned, thought out, and prepared for. The goal of making this transition is to stop throwing your money away,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 18, 2014 by Alex Vercheski Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
If your monthly payments could be less per month by purchasing a home vs. renting, why wouldn't you want to do that?  For most people, it comes down to not having the "down" money.  What you may not… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 9, 2014 by Ernie Behrle Home Buying Rent vs Buy Rentals
Lee Bryant, Real Estate Pro in 28411
Great info from Keeping Current Matters,A recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are… Read more
Blogged Tue May 27, 2014 by Lee Bryant Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Lee Bryant, Real Estate Pro in 28411
Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate.… Read more
Blogged Tue May 20, 2014 by Lee Bryant Home Buying Financing Rent vs Buy
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Tina Renee D…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC
    Do you love your landlord? I know that he loves your monthly rent check, after all- it pays for his investment property.  Most people don’t realize that they can own a home for less than what… Read more
Blogged Fri May 16, 2014 by Tina Renee Dawson Rent vs Buy
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Lee Bryant, Real Estate Pro in 28411
A recent study by Harris Poll revealed that, for the same price, forty one percent of Americans would prefer to buy a newly built home instead of an existing home. Twenty one percent prefer an existing… Read more
Blogged Thu May 15, 2014 by Lee Bryant Home Buying Rent vs Buy Home Ownership
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G.I. LAWRIE…, Real Estate Pro in Mooresville, NC
“There are plenty of buyers in the market now and there’s not much holding them back,” says Kershisnik, 34, who works out of Germantown, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The numbers bear this… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by G.I. LAWRIE LAWRENCE, Realtor Home Buying Rent vs Buy
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