Should a personal decision such as buying a home be influenced by national styles? Today on National People’s Radio, a complete tale about the housing market. The market is doing OK, which for many of us, following the shark feeding-frenzy of 2003-2008 is a nice reprieve. Nice slow development and a stable market is much more advanced than fast boosts in prices and dramatic drops.
But think about the first-time purchasers? Well, they actually appear to be under-represented in this market (note: not “missing” as the NPR tale indicates). 1. Many young people are burdened with education loan debts, and cannot afford to buy a house thus. 1 above) and also have trouble qualifying for a loan.
3. Banks are tighter with money, due to government rules, so oddball loan deals are harder to get for people with bad credit. 4. Houses are still too damn expensive in this market and it might be cheaper to rent in some places. 6. The populace of younger people has leveled off, and we are a mature nation, thus demographics are moving older, and there are fewer more youthful people (as a share of the overall population) than before.
- When actually paid
- Investing $10,000 Per Year
- Boost your monthly retirement income
- Basel regulatory requirements
- Canadian National Railway (CNR) – $7.81
- 5-12 months Royal Bank or investment company: 2.88%
- Last twelve months dividend growth of around 15%
7. Many young people may become more peripatetic, and therefore not ready to “settle down” within an economy where jobs are kept for only weeks at a time. It may be a true variety of other factors as well. Of course, the folks at NPR think it is horrific our younger generation has rejected granite countertops as “the American Dream.” Perhaps they grew up with this false value and see through its superficiality. I think a big part of the problem is tight credit, in a low-interest market even.
55,000 today, according to one calculator). This is in a despondent community in an area with bleak employment opportunities. And one reason house prices were so low then, was that interest rates for mortgages were well over 10% at that time, often 12-14%. Do the math on that! Low prices plus high interest means high monthly premiums – and houses can be purchased on monthly payments. I was able to bypass the interest rate debacle by obtaining a loan from the Farmer’s Home Administration (FmHA, never to be confused with FHA) which experienced loans which subsidized interest rates based on your earnings. 35,000. (I am not sure if the program still exists.
189,000 – the most paid in the development at the time! Interest rates were still staggeringly high, for a person with an iffy personal credit record especially. 53,000 a year. In order to spend the money for homely house, I got to look and make more money out. And yes, this meant giving up partying and heading back to law school.