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By Lauren Lyons Cole April 26, 2017 Buying a new home is a big decision. Most people focus on the number of bedrooms or kitchen appliances, but new home buyers should be thinking more about how much mortgage they truly can afford. It’s a question many people may be facing soon. Almost three-quarters of Americans …

Drafting your will and testament is not exactly on most summer to-do lists. For many, the process is a memento mori, a task more foreboding than mowing the overgrown lawn. It’s no surprise that according to the American Bar Association, 55 percent of Americans do not have a will or other estate plan in place when …

Real Estate Inquiries: https://firststar.info/ Mortgage Inquiries: https://firststar.info/ What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio? IN THIS ARTICLE: Housing Ratio or “Front-End Ratio” Total Debt Ratio or “Back-End Ratio” Debt-to-Income Limits What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio? When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will analyze your debt ratios, which are also known as your debt-to-income ratios, or DTI. Lenders …

If you’re looking to invest in real estate, location is paramount. HomeUnion, an online real-estate investment management firm, has identified ZIP codes in 20 US metros where investors have seen the highest return on investment and minimal risk over a five-year period. To compile its list, HomeUnion calculated the total annualized return — including projected …

More new US households chose to buy than rent in the first quarter, marking the first time in a decade that new households have favored buying over renting, according to a Wall Street Journal report. According to Census Bureau data, 854,000 new-owner households were formed in the first quarter of 2017, handily beating the 365,000 new-renter …

The real estate market often fluctuates, making it tough to predict whether the market will favor buyers or sellers when it’s your turn to buy. Buyers in a seller’s market can get what they want, but they need to bring their “A” game and be decisive. Here are six common mistakes and how to avoid them. Not making …

Denver renters may not like how the renting market did in the second quarter RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post Cranes tower over the new Riverview building under construction in the 1700 block of Platte Street as Denver’s skyline continues to change, March 3, 2017. By DANIKA WORTHINGTON | dworthington@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: July 18, 2017, at 6:53 pm | …

When you’re looking for a home in a seller’s market, you need a plan in place to avoid making mistakes. The real estate market often fluctuates, making it tough to predict whether the market will favor buyers or sellers when it’s your turn to buy. Buyers in a seller’s market can get what they want, but they …

Last year, Jim Brown and other home builders around Atlanta could get a good framing crew at a rate of $3.25 per square foot. This year, the few framers they can find demand, and get, almost double that. “They can ask anything,” Brown said. “There aren’t enough of them left.” A high-end home builder who …