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  • Is it more affordable to rent or buy a home?

    The difference in affordability between renting or buying is tightening
    New data from Realtor.com indicates that the difference in affordability of either purchasing or renting a home is tightening. According to the company’s Rent vs. Buy report, in the fourth quarter of 2018, buying a home was more affordable than renting in only 17% of U.S. counties, falling from 25% in 2017.
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  • The housing market's future is female

    Millennial women outpacing their male counterparts in home sales
    The housing market is projected to heat up in 2019 and new data from Realtor.com indicates this push will predominantly be driven by Millennial women. According to the company’s latest study, 50% of the top 20 fastest growing buyer first names belong to Millennial women.
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  • Unemployment rate holds ground at 3.7%

    Nonfarm payrolls increase by 155,000
    The unemployment rate held its ground at 3.7% in November, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One expert said this week’s stock market volatility has markets watching November's job report closer than usual.
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