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June Is National Homeownership Month. Here’s An Interesting Take On It

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Are you aware that June is National Homeownership month in Oakland County and around the Country? Probably not. Because you’re too busy working to afford the home you live in, whether you rent it or own it. Why should you care? If you poke around and read anything you can find about it, you’re being urged to recognize and celebrate the benefits of homeownership. That seems kind of a weird thing to ask you to do. Do you really have the time or care? What’re you supposed to do, throw a party? Sit alone and contemplate it? Invite some friends …

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Homeownership Timing Couldn’t Get Better

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In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again.  According to the National Association of Realtors’ Realtors Confidence® Index, first-time buyers accounted for 29% of all home sales from late 2016 to late 2017. That’s nearly one-third of all home sales! And there’s a reason so many people are making the transition from renting to owning… Rents are rising. According to a recent Zillow study, the median US rent is taking up 29.1% of household income, …