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June 16, 2017
Home Values

Are Home Values Approaching Bubble Territory?

As home values continue to rise, some are questioning whether we are approaching another housing bubble. Zillow just reported that: “National home values have surpassed the […]
June 21, 2017
Buying

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in […]
June 22, 2017
Illinois Housing Market

Illinois housing market makes gains in May with higher home sales and prices

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Statewide home sales picked up in May and properties sold quickly even as median prices tracked higher than a year ago, according to […]
June 22, 2017

The Importance of Home Equity in Retirement Planning

We often discuss the difference in family wealth between homeowner households and renter households. Much of that difference is the result of the equity buildup that […]