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Aging In Place

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Special Guest

Steve Kleber

 Kleber & Associates (K&A)

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss ‘Aging in Place’. Steve will explore this growing trend and also share some of the latest products and solutions that can be implemented in homes to make a smooth transition for those who opt to ‘age in place’.

“Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.”

Topics:

Aging in place trends

Construction ideas

Aging in place products and uses

Steve’s Recommendations:

LUXE Linear Drains

Amba Heated Towel Racks

Stream Lab- Smart Water Monitoring System

Tile Doctor

Steve’s Resources:

Living In Place Institute

National Institute on Aging

National Association of Home Builders also offers a comprehensive checklist

Builder Confidence Soars!

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Builder Confidence Soars! Reasons to use a Real Estate Agent when Purchasing a New Construction Home

If you bother to talk to most builders they will tell you, ‘The market is back!’ June’s National Association of Home Builder’s Confidence Index has posted one of the highest scores in over 7 years! Slightly over 40% of the Home Builder’s surveyed say they felt  positive about current business activity. Last year only 15% felt confident about the market. Over the last several months, there have been particularly strong signs for the economy like:

  • Jobless claims decreasing
  • Jobs increasing
  • New home sales posted gains
  • Existing home sales rise
  • Pending home sales rise
  • February and April reported some of the fastest home sales months since 2008
  • Home values continue increasing
  • Home sales rose 29% higher than last year
  • Building permits rose in April
  • Durable goods rose in April(a very strong housing indicator)
  • 1st Q economy grew at 2.5%
  • Consumer spending faster rise in 2 years
  • Consumer confidence at a 5 year high

The NAHB survey is another sign that the US Economy continues to get stronger.

Here’s the bottom line, expanding economy + rising home prices + rising mortgage interest rates = time to buy.

Mortgage Investors Group understands there are a lot of choices when it comes to financing the purchase of a new home or refinancing an existing one. Our licensed and experienced loan officers are here to help you gain a better understanding of those options and answer your questions about the loan process, qualifying and the different features of each loan program. We offer everything from conventional mortgages to government loans.

Call us today and take advantage of these incredible market conditions!