The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Owning a Home

There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home in the Raleigh area: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how owning a home in the Raleigh area can propel you toward a stronger future. Here’s a dive into [...]

By |2020-02-19T15:25:44+00:00February 19th, 2020|Buyers, First-Time Home Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Owning a Home

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home in Raleigh

Rents in Raleigh have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their current income [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:38:43+00:00February 10th, 2020|First-Time Home Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home in Raleigh

Year-Over-Year Rental Prices in the Triangle Area on the Rise

Looking ahead, 2020 is projected to be a strong year for homeownership in the Triangle Area. According to the Freddie Mac Forecast, “We expect rates to remain low, falling to a yearly average of 3.8% in 2020.” If you’re currently renting in the Triangle Area, 2020 may be a great time to think about making a [...]

By |2020-01-15T14:39:37+00:00January 15th, 2020|Buyers, First-Time Home Buyers, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Year-Over-Year Rental Prices in the Triangle Area on the Rise

Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered yes, [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:43:46+00:00October 1st, 2019|Buyers, First-Time Home Buyers, Homeowners, Rent vs. Buy|Comments Off on Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.