Younger Home Buyers are More Optimistic

Young Home Buyers

Younger Home Buyers More Confident About Home Purchases

The inaugural 2013 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends was released today. This new report evaluated the generational differences of recent home buyers and sellers and found that while eight out of 10 recent buyers considered their home purchase a good financial investment, the number was even higher — 85 percent — for buyers under the age of 32.

Home Buyer & Seller Generational Trends Highlights

NAR found that the largest group of recent buyers was Generation X Americans, those born between 1965 and 1979, who comprised 31 percent of recent purchases, followed closely by Millennials, sometimes called Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000, at 28 percent. Percentages of recent home purchases among prior generations was significantly lower, 18 percent were Younger Boomers, those born between 1955 and 1964; 14 percent were Older Boomers, Americans born between 1946 and 1954; and 10 percent were from the Silent Generation, those born between 1925 and 1945.

The Home Buying Process – Highlights from NAR Report

  • Among all generations of home buyers the first step in the home buying process is looking online for properties for sale.
  • Younger generations of buyers typically find the home they purchase through the internet, while older generations of buyers first found the home they purchased through their real estate agent.
  • As ages increases the home buyer is less likely to consider purchasing a home in foreclosure.The frequency of internet use in the home search process was directly related to age. Younger buyers not only more likely to use the internet during their search, they use the internet more frequently during their home search process.Older buyers are more likely than younger buyers to be more occasional users during their home search.
  • Home buyer satisfaction with the home buying process increases as age increases. This may be due to not only tightened inventory in lower price brackets, but also realistic expectations of older buyers who are often repeat buyers
 Visit Realtor.org to read the complete Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community.  Founded in 1993, Inlanta Mortgage is currently celebrating its 20 Year Anniversary. View the History of Inlanta Mortgage here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be named to the Scotsman Guide Top Mortgage Lenders 2012 list and to be among the Top 100 Mortgage Banking Companies in America in 2012. Inlanta Mortgage was also recently named one of the Fastest Growing Milwaukee Area Firms.

Mortgage Applications Skyrocket

Mortgage Applications Skyrocket!

Purchase applications increased by 13 percent and refinance applications jumped by 19 percent!

According to a survey released yesterday by the Mortgage Bankers Association – applications for mortgages in the U.S. jumped 18 percent last week. This is the highest level since May of 2009. Of the applications, purchase applications increased 13 percent from the previous week and refinance applications increased by 19 percent. Refinance applications comprise 79 percent of the total mortgage market.

“Mortgage application volume increased sharply last week. The increase was accentuated due to the comparison to the week including Memorial Day, but the level of refinance and total market activity is the highest since the spring of 2009,” said Michael Fratantoni, MBA’s vice president of research and economics.  “Refinance volume increased as borrowers were able to lock in at mortgage rates below 4 percent, and purchase application volume was its highest level in over six months.”

Inlanta Mortgage offers a variety of mortgage loan financing options for both purchase and refinance. Click here more details on FHA, USDA, VA and conventional loan programs or to learn more about your refinancing options.

For more information on average weekly mortgage rates according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgae Market Survey (PMMS) – click here. Last week according to Freddie Mac’s PMMS the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.67 percent – the lowest level of all time.. Take advantage of these rock bottom rates and contact a licensed mortgage loan professional near you and apply today!

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Interest rates have hit historical lows and homes are more affordable than ever before…so are you ready to buy a home? If you have a steady source of income and have been working on a regular basis for the last few years – now may be time. Other questions to ask yourself:

  • Do you generally pay your bills on time?
  • Do you have a limited amount of long term debts (like a car payment)?
  • Do you have money saved for a down payment?
  • Can you afford a mortgage payment every month plus additional costs for taxes and insurance?

If you said yes to most of these questions, you are probably ready. If you said no, you may want to consult with a licensed mortgage professional and see how to better prepare yourself for the home buying process. Inlanta Mortgage is also happy to work with borrowers with less than perfect credit. Contact a licensed mortgage loan officer today for a free mortgage loan consultation.

So You Are Ready – From Renting to Owning

When you purchase a home you are building equity – an investment. Although real estate moves in cycles – over the years real estate has consistently appreciated in value. Homeownership also comes with tax breaks. The mortgage interest you pay is deductible on your tax return.

Owning a home also provides protection from rent increases, the freedom to decorate or remodel (no need to ask the landlord’s permission), and security of knowing you will be in your house long term.

Buy a home and paint the walls any color you want  – because they are your walls!

Find a licensed mortgage loan officer near you with our Inlanta Mortgage Branch Locator.

Rates Keep Dropping…but for How Long?

According to Freddie Mac, rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.15 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Aug. 18, down from 4.32 percent last week and a 2011 high of 5.05 percent in February.

These are new historical lows for 30-year fixed rate loans not seen since the week of November 11,  2010 when 30-year fixed-rate mortgages hit 4.17 percent. Rates on 15-year fixed rate loans haven’t been this low since 1991.

All these rate drops and the Mortgage Banker’s Association says that the demand for mortgages are down 13.5% from a year ago. Refinancing applications accounted for nearly 8 of 10 loan requests and up 8% from last week.  Some lenders are having a hard time keeping up with the refinancing boom – but not Inlanta Mortgage. Consult a licensed mortgage loan professional to discuss if refinancing is an the right option for you.

Mortgage Rates Fall – Refinancing on the Rise, Homes More Affordable

Many homeowners are taking advantage of record low mortgage rates. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, refinance application volume has increased by 63% over the past month – up 21.7% from last week. If you own a home, have a good job, and can qualify for a mortgage – refinancing has the potential to reduce the amount you pay in interest over the life of your loan, reduce you monthly mortgage payments, and whittle down your principal mortgage balance faster. Obviously not every homeowner is in the same boat – so our licensed professional mortgage loan officers are ready to help you determine if you are in a good position to refinance.

S & P’s downgrade of the U.S.’s credit rating, the subsequent drop in stock market values, and European debt concerns have contributed to record low mortgage rates. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of conforming interest rates lists 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rates at 4.32% for the week ending August 11th (today).  According to the National Association of Realtors affordability index – homes have never been more affordable than any other time since the group began keeping track.

Refinance? New Purchase? For more information, contact an Inlanta Mortgage Loan Officer here or locate a branch near you here.

Mortgage Rates are Historically Low!

Fifteen-year fixed rate mortgages and five-year adjustable rate mortgages hit record lows this week due to speculation that the U.S. economy is weaker than previously thought.

According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are averaging 3.54 percent compared to 3.66 percent last week and 3.95 percent one year ago. Five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 3.18 percent, down from 3.25 percent last week and 3.63 percent a year ago. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages also fell, averaging 4.39 percent, their lowest level for 2011.

Many people aren’t taking advantage of low rates because they fear they will not qualify as a result of stricter financing requirements. Other people feel that prices have yet to bottom out. If you are considering a mortgage, it may be best to consult a professional mortgage loan officer to see what the scoop really is. Every person’s situation is unique and there are many mortgage loan products. A professional can help you discover what options are best suited to your needs.

Consult a qualified mortgage loan officer for more details on mortgage loans and rates. Rates are subject to change at any time.  To speak with an Inlanta Mortgage Loan Officer contact us here.