November 2014

Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

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Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. This year he released a new paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership- in America. In his paper, Belsky reveals five financial reasons people should consider buying a home. They are:

1. Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available.
2. You’re paying for housing whether you own or rent.
3. Owning is usually a form of “forced savings”.
4. There are substantial tax benefits to owning.
5. Owning is a hedge against inflation.

Read highlights of article here: Keeping Current Matters Blog.

Read entire paper here: The Dream Lives On: The Future Of Homeownership in America By Eric Balsky

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Historic Mortgage Rates by Decade

Historic interest rates by decade

(Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters)
According to research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) mortgage rates will be near 6% by 2016.

 

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Asheville Named Top 10 Food City

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Asheville has been named one of the best food cities in the U.S. by Livability.com. Read the article here.

 

 

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Asheville Holiday Parade Party @ DixonPacifica Real Estate

Holiday Parade Invite

Join us November 22 from 10am-1pm to watch the Asheville Holiday Parade.

You can watch from our office or across the street to get up and close to the parade.

Hot chocolate, coffee & treats – plus heat and a bathroom!

We are collecting canned food donations for Manna Food Bank if you would like to bring items.

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