Private Transfer Fees Affect Home Pricing and Marketability

Over the last decade, real estate developers have begun to use private transfer fees to generate long-term income. The fees, typically 1% to 1.75% of the sale price of a property, have to be paid to the developer each time the title to the property changes hands, as it does during a home sale. Read the rest of this entry »

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Home Ownership Matters

Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? Read the rest of this entry »

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Why FHA Supports Home Values

When the recession tanked housing, private mortgage insurers turned away from the mortgage market. FHA stayed and continued to insure loans so homeowners could get mortgages to purchase and refinance their homes.

FHA went from insuring 3.77% of mortgages in FY 2006 to insuring 19.13% of all mortgages in FY 2010. FHA’s market share rose not because it offers a better deal than the private sector, but because the private sector wasn’t making loans available. Read the rest of this entry »

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Survey: More Renters Want to Become Homeowners

Americans have favored buying over renting, even during the recent Great Recession, and this year is no different. The 2013 National Housing Pulse Survey, by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, found Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision, and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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