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7 hrs ago | The Age

First-home buying hits four-year low

Of the total $3.9 billion of home loans processed by mortgage company AFG, $324 million were for first home buyers.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Yesterday | This Is Somerset

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The gap between how much people get paid and how much a house costs has reached "a major crisis point" after research revealed that for the first time ever, houses cost at least five times more than salaries in every single part of the West.

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Related Topix: Gloucestershire County, England, World News, Bristol County, England, Somerset County, England, United Kingdom, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sun Aug 31, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Our most amazing homes

THE property market didn't cool down during winter with new figures revealing Adelaide recorded the strongest growth in home values in the nation last month.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Australia, Oceania, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

The New Zealand Herald

Tamsyn Parker: Are you too old to get a mortgage?

In 1970 the average age of a first home buyer was 25 years old but these days it's more likely to be mid-30s.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Retirement

Hispanic Business

Some singles see value in mortgage payment

In the year after he graduated, the 25-year-old landed a full-time job as a staff accountant at a Downtown firm, lived with his parents in , and banked money each month as though he were paying rent.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance

Post and Courier

Surprisingly low mortgage interest rates are still available.

It has been nearly 16 months since I urged readers to take advantage of low interest rates and refinancing long-term loans to lower monthly expenses, pay off debt more quickly or both.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Mount Pleasant, SC, Charleston, SC

Grist Magazine

Do not buy oceanfront property

The couple, on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt , are hoping to buy a vacation home for $300,000 or less - something in a secure neighborhood and with an ocean view.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Boat Disaster

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Marina Times

San Francisco meets the tiny house movement

Here we are beginning September, and the race to buy a home in the fall is off and running.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Bernal Heights (San Francisco, CA), Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Natl. Relocation & Real Estate

NAR President Steve Brown and HUD Secretary Julian Castro Share Real Insights

Buying a home is one of the most significant personal and financial commitments most Americans ever make.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Los Angeles Times

Buy or rent? A look at the pros and cons

Price. Location. Personal preference. There are so many variables that it's hard to make blanket statements about buying versus renting.

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Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

The Motley Fool

The 3 Most Common Loan Options for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home for the first time can be daunting, especially when you begin researching all the different loan options available to make that home a reality.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Chron

Realtor View: Consider these questions before buying first home

We make small decisions every day, like what to wear to work or to a night on the town.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The Chronicle Herald

Afraid of Buying?

I have been working with two first-timers for a while now and just last week, we finally removed the last condition for the sale of their new home.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

House prices steady, turnover dives

IS THERE anywhere you can buy a house or unit for $100,000 or less in Australia? You bet.

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Related Topix: Home, Australia, World News,

Business Journal

San Francisco among worst markets for flipping houses, report says

The San Francisco Bay Area is among the worst in the nation to flip a house, according to data released today.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Home

Housing Wire

Redfin: Here's why now is the ideal time buy a home

Winter brought a surprise polar vortex that fed into a spring home-buying season that didn't produce astounding results, but the remaining month of summer and rest of the year are projected to finally produce strong housing activity, according to Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson.

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Related Topix: Home

Credit.com

Is Student Debt Really Hurting the Housing Market?

Young Americans with student loan debt have to earn 34% more, or an extra $8,969 a year, than their peers without education debt in order to buy a median-priced home, a new analysis from RealtyTrac finds.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, San Luis Obispo, CA

Barron's

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady At Lowest Level In 14 Months

Treasury bond yields are stuck in a deep rut and show no signs of rising, and while that's a problem if you're trying to invest for income it's great if you're looking to buy a house.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Slate Magazine

Do Not Buy Oceanfront Property

The Canadian couple on my television screen tours a small home on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Boat Disaster

Hispanic Business

Myakka City-based Heroes Welcome Home formed to help vets with home purchases

The veteran, who pre-qualified for the loan, had already paid for a home inspection and appraisal before being told he didn't qualify.

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Related Topix: Home

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