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Building Family Wealth Over The Next 5 Years

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other ways to build their net worth. One way to dramatically increase their family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate. For example, …

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Slaying Myths About Buying a Home

  Some Highlights: Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score requirements to be approved for a mortgage continue to fall. The 723 average score is the lowest since Ellie Mae began reporting on scores in August 2011. The average first-time home …

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Breaking News: Fannie and Freddie formally announce 3% Down Programs

Yesterday, HousingWire reported that both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac formally announced their 3% down options on home purchases. Fannie Mae’s plan will be effective December 13, 2014 while the Freddie Mac plan will be available March 23, 2015. The HW article quotes FHFA Director Mel Watt: “The new lending guidelines released today by Fannie …

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Real Estate

Buy Sooner Rather Than Later

Neuse Realty’s leadership team has been explaining to everyone for the last few months to jump into the home buying market now. See the infographics below to learn why now is the right time. In a recent video update on the housing market, Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, stated that with both mortgage interest …

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Buying a Home with as Little as 3-5% Down Payment

All of us at Neuse Realty agree that the misconception  that you need 15-20% down payment to buy a home really needs to be cleared up. See the article below as reported by the Keeping Current Matters crew. We have recently reported on the misconception that many buyers have regarding the down payment necessary to …

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Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted

We believe that buyers and sellers are at a unique point in time right now: a stabilized market and continued low interest rates. But, as interest rates move upward, the buying power is goes down. as this chart illustrates. Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to …

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Future House Prices: A Look into the Crystal Ball

The listing and selling team at Neuse Realty are frequently asked about the direction of real estate prices. We are pleased to bring to the very best thinking on the topic from our trusted source, Steve Harney, who writes about the importance of the Pulsenomics Survey. Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices …

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