• The Mortgage Professor: Home ownership is not for everyone

    2 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    The homeownership rate has been increasing recently following more than 10 years of decline. According to the U.S. Census, the rate peaked in the first quarter of 2005 at 69.1 percent and then declined to a low of 62.9 percent...
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  • Rents Stir Up to Sustainable Trend

    Rents Stir Up to Sustainable Trend

    2 monthes ago - By RIS Media

    Appreciation heated up on rentals this spring, with the May median monthly rent totaling $1,440, an increase of 2.1 percent year-over-year, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Last May, the increase in median rent was 0.7 percent.
    “Over the past two years, rent growth slowed across the country as new apartments hit the market and renters with the financial means to do so increasingly became homeowners,” says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “The slowdown in rent growth was most prominent in the markets that moved most quickly to add units-either because it...
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  • Last year Americans spent $69.5 billion on their pets, according to th

    2 monthes ago - By AG Web

    Last year Americans spent $69.5 billion on their pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. More than $62 million of that on plastic surgery.
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