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Home Equity is the Fastest Way to Build Wealth

Posted by Mark L. Corner on January 29, 2021 in  wealth building
Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through the creation of equity…Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you... read more

More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

Posted by Mark L. Corner on January 27, 2021 in  Home
This year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our extended families, near and far. In some cases, we weren’t able to see our relatives and loved ones who were living in senior facilities. In others, maybe older children moved back home. Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insig... read more

Where Are Home Values Headed in 2021?

Posted by Mark L. Corner on January 26, 2021 in  Home Value
According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months. The dramatic rise was brought about as the inventory of homes for sale reached historic lows at the same time buyer demand was buoyed by record-low mortgage rates. As CoreLogic explained: “Home price growth remained consistently elevated throughout 2020. Home sales for the year are expected to register above 2019 levels. Meanwhile, the availability ... read more

Bringing in the Green

Posted by Mark L. Corner on January 12, 2021 in  Energy
Eco-Smart Options You Can Live With GUSTAVO GONZALEZDEC 15, 2020 SHARE Living eco-friendly doesn’t have to be complicated. Some of the easiest and most efficient environment-friendly solutions are right under your nose – or above your head – take the sun, for instance. This limitless ball of brilliant energy looming large overhead is one renewable resource just waiting to be tapped for its abundance. And Mother Earth never disappoints by providing us with many natural offerings that don&... read more