All Posts Tagged: apartment

In the Market: Your sign and your home preference

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst

This weekly feature is a real estate news and information roundup from a millennial’s point of view. When a young professional moves from Indianapolis (median home price $125K) to San Francisco (median price $1 million), you can expect an adventure. Nneka Madus, an analyst in Bank of the West’s Mortgage Division, did just that and has plenty to share in her quest to own a home in San Francisco.

Young couple discussing their choice with a woman holding a tablet for them to see.Thinking of selling your home in winter? Spring has traditionally been the time for homeowners to sell their home, but with mortgage rates still relatively low, this winter also seems to be an attractive time to sell. Brena Swanson from HousingWire breaks down the best time to sell in various U.S. cities. Not only does she break down the best time, but there’s also a great chart showing the cities where homes are selling above list price.

I’m a Sagittarius. You might wonder what that has to do with housing. Astrology has been around for thousands of years, and whether you believe in it or not, it’s always fun to read the descriptions associated with your zodiac sign. Sarah Skeie Adams from the Boston Globe gives house hunters some tips on what to look for in a home based on your zodiac sign. As a Sagittarius, according to Sarah, I’d like open space, freedom, and travel — all of which are true! Based on her “fit,” I think my apartment in San Francisco fits me perfectly. It’s all in fun, take a look. Does your zodiac sign describe your housing preferences?

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In the Market: Real budget vs. dream home

Nneka Madus
Posted by Nneka Madus
Mortgage Market Analyst
Young couple on sofa looking at papers, considering their finances.

I live in my dream apartment, but my goal is to live in my dream home, which would have all of the characteristics I listed.

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