The United States Census Bureau has recently released summary statistics for Veteran-Owned Firms by State for 2007. According to the Census Bureau, Veteran owned firms accounted for 2,447,575 firms which accounted for 9.0% of all businesses nationwide. The top five states are: CA 9.8%, TX 8.2%, FL 7.3%, NY 5.2%, and GA 4.0%.
Source: United States Census Bureau
Mortgage rates recently fell to their lowest points of the year. More Americans are deciding to refinance their home loan or purchase a new residence today as a result. Buying a house provides a stable lifestyle, and purchasing with a fixed-rate loan guarantees that your payments won't change no matter how rates move in the future. Once you've moved into a new house, you'll gain daily benefits simply by living there.
Finding a house you'll enjoy for years is your primary task when shopping for homes. Trying to time the market or obtain a great bargain can keep you from moving ahead with a sensible purchase. We'll review financing options with you, and show you how they'll affect your monthly payments. Very few owners regret making the choice to buy their home. It's reasonable to expect a fair price, but financial concerns shouldn't make your decision for you.
Being able to afford the house you want should be your primary objective. We're here to answer your questions and help you move into a home that you'll appreciate for years.
Responding to borrower questions is one of our most-important professional tasks. We've found that educating consumers about buying a home puts their mind at ease. But it's not enough to learn how different mortgages work. Reviewing how various loan types will affect your budget is another way we'll help you. You can expect other services from us, as well. Most consumers don't understand their credit report, even if they've obtained one online.
Count on us to review your report with you, and discuss ways to boost your score. You'll then be more likely to borrow at a lower rate. Lenders have tightened their standards in recent years, so you'll need to present your financial situation in a way that helps your cause. Count on our professionalism to help you navigate those potential pitfalls.
We'll also explain all the closing costs on your settlement statement. We'll go over options you have when choosing how to complete your purchase. And then we'll help make sure everything works smoothly to an on-time closing. Our expertise will be on your side from the time you start thinking about moving until you're ready to unpack boxes! Remember that you'll always be able to call on us. We're here to make the home purchase or refinancing process both simple and affordable for you.
More signs are indicating the U.S. economy continues to strengthen. A recent government report shows that household wealth grew by $2.1 trillion during the last quarter of 2010. Stock market gains contributed to most of that increase. But the recovery we've experienced in stocks eventually could be repeated in the real estate sector. Homeowners are finding it's easier to stay current with their payment schedules, adds the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
"Significant, across-the-board decreases in mortgage delinquency rates in the U.S." are reported by MBA's chief economist. "We have clearly turned the corner."
Increased hiring by U.S. firms is a big factor behind these developments. Continued improvement in the jobs picture will keep our recover on track, economists say. Higher corporate profits have caused stock prices to rise over the past two years. Now businesses are adding workers in order to keep growing. Americans are cautious about purchasing houses now, since no one can be sure when values will stop dropping. Yet they retain their customary optimism, as well.
Finding a home that you love in a neighborhood where you want to live are the first factors in a successful purchase. Making certain your payments are affordable is almost as crucial. Low rates and attractive home prices are making it possible to achieve those goals now. But we're highly unlikely to be able to identify the moment when real estate prices are at their lowest point. Even if you did, you could find that borrowing rates have risen while you were watching prices.
Owning an affordable home is a smart goal for most of us. Gaining average returns on your investment in real estate can be impressive over time. A typical owner stays in their residence for a decade, says the National Association of Realtors. And figures from the Federal Housing Finance Agency reveal that an average house purchased in 2000 is worth about 30 percent more today. Prices have outpaced even the effects of our recent housing slowdown! Contact us for more information on how you can purchase soon.
Demand for housing currently is increasing, as well. Better employment prospects mean that Americans are moving out on their own, rather than sharing living space with friends or family members. Up to a million new households will be established this year, reports Bloomberg News. Demand for housing eventually will lead to increased sales and higher real estate values. Fortunately, rates on long-term home loans also remain near historic lows. Yet we can't be sure how long these excellent financing conditions will be available.
Higher rates down the road are predicted by many forecasters. Already inflation concerns are growing as our economy strengthens. Securing a mortgage soon allows you to benefit from low rates until you decide to move, or pay off your loan. Over that time we could see rates rise precipitously and monthly payments go up with them. It's likely that house values will rebound in a few years, as well. Combining higher prices with rising rates will make paying off a mortgage harder in the future.
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