Posts from: Homeownership
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by John Dolan 03/7/2023
During the pandemic, many of us reexamined the meaning of home for ourselves and our loved ones. Today that can be seen in the recent rise in multigenerational households.
by John Dolan 03/6/2023
You may have seen reports in the news recently saying it’s better to rent right now than to own your home. But before you let that impact your decisions, you should understand what these claims are based on.
by John Dolan 03/2/2023
Today’s homeowners are sitting on significant equity, even as home price appreciation has eased recently. If you’re a homeowner, your net worth got a boost over the past few years thanks to rising home prices. Here’s what it means for you, even as the market moderates.
by John Dolan 02/27/2023
One of the many reasons to buy a home is that it’s a major way to build wealth and gain financial stability. With spring approaching, now’s a great time to consider if buying a home makes sense for you.
by John Dolan 02/23/2023
According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits so that interest is understandable.
by John Dolan 02/22/2023
Many people are reaching the point when they must decide where to live when they retire. If you’re a homeowner approaching this stage, you have several options to explore.
by John Dolan 02/14/2023
No matter how the housing market changes, there are some things about owning a home that never change—like the personal benefits it can provide. When you own your home, you likely feel a sense of attachment because of the comfort it gives and because it’s truly your…
by John Dolan 02/7/2023
As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on Black Americans' past and present experiences. This includes the path toward investing in a home of their own. And while equitable access to housing has come a long way, homeownership can be a steeper climb for households…
by John Dolan 02/1/2023
If you’re a homeowner ready to move, you may consider using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, an investment recently gaining popularity. Owning a…
by John Dolan 01/27/2023
If you’re considering buying a home this year, be sure to factor in the long-term benefits of homeownership. On average, nationwide, home prices appreciated by 288.7% over the last 32 years. That means homeowners grow their net worth significantly in the long…
by John Dolan 01/25/2023
You're certainly not alone if you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market. There’s no doubt the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could…
by John Dolan 01/18/2023
Whether you’re already a homeowner or looking to become one, the recent headlines about home prices may leave you with more questions than answers. News stories are talking about home prices falling, raising concerns about a repeat of what happened to prices in the crash…