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New Jersey Home Prices on the Rise, But Still Below National Growth Rates

New Jersey home prices are on the rise, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index. The report, which measures the value of residential real estate in 20 major US metropolitan areas, found that real estate prices across the United States are up five percent over last year. Interestingly, the rise in the cost……
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US Real Estate Market Struggles: Homes Sales on the Decline

The most recent statistics on home sales in the United States indicate that fewer and fewer people are buying houses, which is a complete reversal of the sharp rise in home sales earlier this year. The National Association of Realtors (NAR), a major North American trade group for individuals who work in the real estate……
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Most Americans Can’t Afford to Make Transition from Renting a Home to Buying a Home

The vast majority of Americans who rent do not have the necessary income or credit score to actually purchase a home. That news comes courtesy of a recent study by Zillow, an online real estate database company that helps to connect potential homebuyers with home sellers. The study found that approximately 86 percent of renters……
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Student Loan Debt Negatively Affects Homeownership in the US

We encourage young people to go to college and earn a degree because we know that doing so will dramatically increase their earning potential. However, there is a negative consequence to all of the hard work that students are putting in as they study at universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and everywhere else in the……
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Millennials Are Delaying Their First Home Purchase

With more and more millennials putting off buying a house due to mounting debts and rising home costs, real estate agents and home improvement retailers are devising new strategies for targeting this shrinking segment of the home buying market. What many have found is that millennials have different tastes and priorities when it comes to……
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