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Inflation: The One Reason No Buyer Should Get Cold Feet

Everyone knows there are many reasons to buy a home, including: (1) enjoying the pride of ownership; (2) locking in a low interest rate; (3) fixing your housing payment; (4) taking advantage of tax savings; and (5) building equity, among other things. But, most people do not appreciate how important real estate can be as […]Read More

Why Buy A House Now?

There are many reasons to buy a home, and here are a few reasons for buying now: 1. To lock in historically low interest rates. Even though rates have climbed a bit in recent months, they remain extremely low by historical standards. Rates were in the 10%+ range for most of the 1980s, in the […]Read More

The Very Strong Long Term Case For Real Estate/Home Ownership

Financial publications occasionally make the case that renting is better than buying for some people, illuminating lower housing payments, and the avoidance of transaction and maintenance costs. The analyses often ignore the benefits of a fixed housing payment (rents go up), tax savings, and potential appreciation in hot markets, etc. There is, however, one more […]Read More

Inflation Concerns Explained – How They Affect Real Estate

The Fed is expected to raise short term rates this month b/c employment numbers are adequately strong. But, one area that remains a concern is inflation, or the lack thereof. The Fed actually desires a little inflation, and they do not understand why there is so little. The WSJ had an article this morning on […]Read More

Low Rates & Inflation? Houses Are Perfect Hedge

Forbes Columnist David Dreman’ s most recent column is about how the Fed’s efforts to keep rates artificially low is keeping the economy weak (which in turn keeps rates low). He also points out how holding rates artificially low for so long always leads to inflation, sooner or later. The good news in all this […]Read More