Challenges and Opportunities Millennials Face in the Housing Market

The generation, born between 1981 and 1996, known as Millennials is forced to face a complex landscape influenced by economic shifts, technological advancements, and changing societal norms. Here’s a closer look at the key hurdles and the potential bright spots for millennial homebuyers. Challenges 1. Student Loan Debt Many millennials are burdened with substantial student loan debt, which affects their ability to save for a down payment and qualify for a mortgage. The average millennial carries around $33,000 in student loan debt, making homeownership seem like a distant dream for many. 2. Rising Home Prices The real estate market has…
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When to Ask for Repairs vs. Taking a Credit

Buying a home is a significant investment, and ensuring the property is in good condition is crucial. There are times when asking the seller for repairs is the best course of action, but in other situations, requesting a credit may be more beneficial. Understanding when to choose each option can help you navigate the buying process more effectively. The Impact of Loan Types on Repairs Certain loan types, such as Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) loans, require the home to meet specific condition standards. If the house doesn’t meet these standards, the loan could be rejected. This…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 15th, 2024

With lofty expectations, the CPI delivered a lower-than-expected inflation increase, leading to a positive uptake across many lending partners and markets. However, the PPI was on the opposite end of that, with a higher-than-expected inflation rate increase, muting the positive response from the CPI data release. The outlook for a rate cut this year has changed, making the potential for it highly likely. Even Jerome Powell, who usually has a more hawkish response regarding rate cuts, is now leaving some room for this possibility. With the outlooks in favor of a rate cut, we’re seeing the impact across many markets as…
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