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3 reasons why now is a great time to be a homebuyer

The times have changed
Besides the typical reasons for why this year is a great time to buy, one blogger instead looked at today’s housing market compared to the past. The piece puts into perspective, especially for those new to the market or about to enter it, just how different today’s market is. And how it's better in their favor.
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices finally start to stabilize

First-time homebuyers still face barriers to entry
The National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, increased 5.3% annually in February, breaking a 10-month streak where the year-over-year figure increased over the previous month. Could this finally be the end of rapidly increasing home prices? First-time homebuyers could definitely use the break.
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Pending-home sales beat expectations

Gives positive outlook for spring home-buying season
After a disappointing winter season, the industry is looking to the spring to make up for some of the loss. The latest news in the National Association of Realtors’ pending-home sales report outlines what parts of the country are benefitting the most.
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Here's what the spring housing market will look like this year

Trulia Chief Economist: Expect this
While spring homebuying might have started early this year, as famous Punxsutawney Phil confirmed without a shadow of a doubt at the beginning of February, this doesn’t mean you’re quite ready to add the title of homeowner to your name. To help in your deliberation, HousingWire talked to Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist with Trulia, to compile a list of five factors that define this year’s housing market.
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Key takeaways for homebuyers now that interest rates are rising

It's more important than ever to do your research
As the industry adjusts to the news that interest rates are rising, homebuyers also need to asses what this means for them. One industry expert explains how homebuyers should interpret the news, along with what lenders should be cognizant of when talking to potential borrowers.
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Here’s proof why Millennials should buy not rent

Trulia: Now is the best time to buy since 2012
It’s a question most people eventually come to face: Should I rent or buy a home? However, the data that was previously used to answer the question didn’t consider the specifics of the situation facing Millennials. This new study from Trulia takes into account the real variables for young homebuyers, and as it turns out, buying a home is still the better option.
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Mortgage rates reverse course moving higher

30-year just shy of 4%
Average fixed mortgage rates reversing course and nudging higher for the first time in four weeks, according to Freddie Mac. While general factors in the domestic economy support an end of September rate hike, foreign concerns make it questionable. Want to know why?
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