Author: Tendayi Kapfidze

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The 25 toughest markets for homebuyers

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These are the cities where home refinancing is easiest

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The 25 most popular cities for millennial homebuyers

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Millennials make up the largest group of homebuyers in the United States, surpassing members of older (and richer) generations like Generation X and baby boomers. And …

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The big way COVID-19 is affecting the housing market

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This year has been an exceptional one in the housing and mortgage markets. Despite the detrimental economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage originations are on track …

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America’s 50 most expensive small towns

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The town-and-country lifestyle is often depicted as simple, idyllic and inexpensive when compared with big-city living, especially when it comes to housing costs. But is this …

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The most popular cities for Gen Z homebuyers

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Some Gen Zers are looking to buy homes Despite the ongoing economic turmoil wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak, many members of Generation Z (born after 1996) …

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How race affects homeownership in the largest US cities

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LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has examined how race impacts homeownership rates in the nation’s 50 largest metros. This study, similar to another piece we …

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Here’s where homebuyers are getting squeezed the most

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You’ll often hear the common rule of thumb that the price of a home shouldn’t exceed three times your annual income. This can help homebuyers avoid …

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Here’s how refinancing your mortgage can help the economy

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The mortgage industry had a pretty good start to the year as rates fell and refinancing activity tripled compared to early 2019. However, as reported cases …

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Here’s where Black homebuyers are most likely to be denied a mortgage

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Racial barriers to homeownership in the U.S. are an undeniable reality for many, with Black Americans often facing the most obstacles when it comes to the …

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Ranked: The average monthly mortgage payment in every state

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With mortgage debt at record levels, paying off a home can be expensive. This is especially true in recent weeks as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has …

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Here’s how mortgage forbearance could help the economy

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As the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. continues to surge, more Americans could be without paychecks as businesses are forced to cut hours or …

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The 50 most expensive towns in America

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Town life is often stereotyped as simple, idyllic and inexpensive when compared with big-city life — but this doesn’t always ring true. In fact, there are …

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25 cities where the housing market has recovered most since 2009

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When the real estate bubble burst in late 2008, many Americans saw their home values fall drastically, but a lot has changed in the 10 years …

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These cities have the highest home vacancy rates

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Vacant homes can come in many different shapes and sizes — and conditions. They are often stereotyped as dilapidated houses with crumbling foundations and boarded-up windows. …

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30 metro areas where it’s cheaper to rent than buy

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Finding a place to live can be challenging — and so can choosing between renting or buying a home. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. …

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These are the cities where homeowners stay put longest

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A lack of supply has been a persistent buyers’ challenge in the housing market since the financial crisis. There are not enough houses on the market, …

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These are the best & worst cities for first-time homebuyers

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It’s hard out there for a first-time homebuyer. Although the national housing market is beginning to cool and prices are beginning to fall, it can still …

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The average mortgage rate in every state

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Housing markets can vary significantly across the United States — and so can mortgage terms. A potential homebuyer in one state might be able to get …

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The most & least competitive housing markets in 2019

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Although the national housing market has recently begun to cool off, there are still many places in the United States where markets remain highly competitive. LendingTree, …

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Homeownership is more common among single women than single men

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In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership. This trend may be somewhat surprising given that the …

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Here’s how buying a house affects your credit score

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A house is the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime, with the accompanying mortgage being their largest financial transaction. Most people know that they …