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  • [Pulse] Housing industry reacts to Gary Vaynerchuck's homeownership slam

    Ryan Serhant, Casey Crawford, Mat Ishbia, Kristy Fercho and Anthony Casa weigh in on the controversy
    Recently, I wrote an article about a video of Gary Vaynerchuk slamming homeownership during an appearance on the Cannonball Mindset podcast. His comments sent ripples through the housing industry as professionals working in the real estate and mortgage worlds weighed in on a topic that directly effects their bottom line. I reached out to some of the best in the business to get their opinion on homeownership. Is Vaynerchuk right, or does homeownership represent not only the American Dream, but the American Opportunity? Here’s what they had to say.
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  • [Pulse] Gary Vaynerchuk says homeownership is BS, but I don't care

    It may have gone viral, but pay no attention to the high-profile entrepreneur's remarks
    Industry interweb locales were on fire this past week when Gary Vaynerchuk – a sought-after motivational speaker, best-selling author and respected tech entrepreneur – slammed homeownership in a podcast interview that went viral. "I do not think the American dream should be buying a home anymore… It's a bad use of upfront capital, and it ties you up and it’s just not smart," he said. Are you enraged yet? If so, you're not alone.
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  • Your mortgage bill will cost you more in these cities

    Zillow study reveals declining affordability nationwide
    Home prices are rising, interest rates are climbing, and mortgage payments are putting a bigger dent in Americans' budget than in years past. A new study by Zillow revealed that a mortgage payment on the average U.S. home comprises 17.5% of the median income, climbing 2% from last year and reaching the highest level in nine years.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Reaching Renters: Helping renters access the American Dream

    It's time to treat renters like homeowners
    This September, as we recognize the second annual National Renters Month, it is time that we talk about treating renters as we have treated homeowners for years. At the National Rental Home Council, we believe that all renters deserve the same opportunities that homeowners have, regardless of why they rent.
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  • Immigrants becoming most important group for housing?

    Homeownership rate for immigrants outpacing that of native-born citizens
    Immigrants are gaining on native-born citizens when it comes to homeownership rates. In one state the gap is less than 10%. While native-born citizens have the same homeownership rate as in 1994, the rate for immigrants’ has improved.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Why immigrants are crucial to the housing market

    The driving force behind 40% of housing demand, and growing
    Despite all the media attention focused on Hispanic immigrants, the fastest-growing group of immigrants is actually Asians and, more specifically, Indians. Indians as well as Chinese-Americans are also more likely to own than rent.
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  • Zillow: The American Dream of homeownership strongest in Millennials, non-white Americans

    Homeownership starts 'as a dream'
    The American Dream of homeownership is still very much alive. A new report from Zillow shows that The American Dream is really about opportunity, which means a lot of things to a lot of different people. "For young Americans and Americans of color, the opportunity to own a home is a big part of that dream,” said Zillow's chief economist.
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