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Higher Apartment Rends Spur More Homebuying, Part III

New economic data confirms a national trend that started over a year ago—a combination of rising apartment rents, low interest rates and increasing property values is influencing many Millennials and Gen Xers to dump their apartments and buy a home. Apartment rents have risen so dramatically in some markets that» read more…

Charity begins at home for James B. Nutter & Company

For James B. Nutter & Company, charity begins at home. While many corporations in America engage in some form of charitable giving, few can match the generosity of James B. Nutter & Company, a Kansas City-based mortgage lender that has provided critical financial support to dozens of local charities for» read more…

The Cash-out Refinance Awakens

A new force has emerged this holiday season, a financial force that has not been felt in many, many years. This financial force is all around us, it surrounds us and penetrates us, it’s in our homes, and it has the power to do many, many good things…This powerful new» read more…

Are single female home buyers the key to the housing recovery?

As apartment rents continue to escalate across the country and mortgage rates remain tantalizingly low, more and more Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are choosing homeownership. However, unlike past housing recoveries, a closer look at recent housing data suggests that this housing recovery is largely being driven by women,» read more…

Is this 1937 all over again?

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra once remarked after watching Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris belt consecutive home runs, “It’s like déjà vu all over again!” Here in 2015, there is growing concern that we’re experiencing a form of economic déjà vu with respect to the Federal Reserve’s plans to» read more…

Message to Smart Homebuyers: Get Pre-Approved

Buying a home should be one of the most satisfying experiences of our lifetime, but for those homebuyers who have not taken the time to get pre-approved by a mortgage lender, the experience can become a nightmare. Pre-approval has always been a good idea, particularly for first-time homebuyers, but a» read more…

Higher Apartment Rents Spur More Home Buying

Don’t look now, but another bubble appears to be bursting–the apartment rental bubble. As the cost of renting an apartment continues to increase sharply in many parts of the country, apartment living appears to have become a victim of its own success.As a result, many apartment renters, including Millennials, empty» read more…

Creating “Stealth Wealth”

Creating a sound financial strategy, especially early in your adult life, is one of the keys to ensuring your financial security and the well-being of your family, not to mention a safe retirement. A smart financial plan lays the foundation for personal savings growth and enables you to put the» read more…

Curb Appeal is the Real Deal

The famous British playwright Oscar Wilde once wrote, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Although historians disagree what Wilde was actually talking about when he coined this famous phrase (or whether he even said it), scores of real estate agents have taken it to heart» read more…