Reverse Mortgages Provide Security In Uncertain Times

By April Towery / May 4, 2020 / 7 Comments

Feeling a little financially insecure these days? You’re not alone, and there are options for homeowners to find security in uncertain times.  While real estate strategists have touted the resiliency of the local housing market, there are still concerns about a coronavirus-fueled recession, prompting homeowners to evaluate their options for saving money.  Leveraging with reverse […]

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Should I Buy a House If A Recession Is Coming? Probably.

By Jon Anderson / August 21, 2019 / 6 Comments

Unless you’ve been on a “cut the cord” vacation, you’ve seen last week’s headlines warning that an inversion in the bond market has folks worried we’ll be entering a recession soon. About a third of economists think we’re likely on that road. Remembering the Great Recession, should we shun the real estate market? No. As […]

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New Bankrate Survey: Two-Thirds Say Home Worth More After Recession

By Candy's Dirt / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

From staff reports About two-thirds of homeowners who are still living the same house they were in 10 years ago when the Great Recession began have reported that their home is worth more now, a new Bankrate survey revealed. The survey found that 23 percent said the value is about the same as it was […]

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Dallas Home Values Hitting Pre-Recession Levels, Study Says

By Bethany Erickson / August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dallas was among nine metros where the bulk of home values have hit pre-recession levels, affordability is hampering one age group in particular from purchasing homes, Zillow is making yet another bid toward world domination, and mortgage rates are ticking up — all this and more in this week’s real estate news roundup.

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Economists Predict Recession, But How Soon?

By Bethany Erickson / June 27, 2018 / 5 Comments

There’s been a pretty steady drumbeat from leading economists — a recession is coming. In fact, at this month’s National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism convention, all three economists on a dais one Friday found themselves agreeing on two things: a recession is coming, and real estate won’t be the impetus this time. Frank […]

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Minorities, Young People Hardest Hit by Recession, Showing Lowest Levels of Homeownership Today

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2016 / 3 Comments

The economic recession of 2007-2009 affected most Americans in depressingly real and tangible ways. Two groups of Americans are disproportionately affected, still, by the downturn. A new study by Apartment List shows that the economic downturn had the greatest impact on homeownership among minorities and young Americans aged 18-45, particularly those in the 35-44 age range. Analysts at Apartment List, […]

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