If Men and Women Are More Similar Than Not, Why Do They Feel Differently About Homeownership?

The unique challenges women have faced in the past and continue to face today make owning a home a tangible sign of success for a woman. A woman’s home is a space to creatively express desires and dreams and to evoke certain feelings. From a practical standpoint, it’s an investment and source of security that remains a constant regardless of her marital status.

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One Tough Mother: How Single Mothers are Defining the Homebuying Process

June is National Homeownership Month. This article is part of an ongoing series focusing on aspects of women’s homeownership.

“Despite the stereotypes that insist women care more about marriage than men do, it may actually be the single life that women embrace more than men,” says Professor Bella DePaulo, social scientist, author, and expert on elective single life, going on to say that unmarried women may be likelier than men to create a lifestyle around singledom.
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CFPB Board Members Fired: NAWRB Advocacy Even More Crucial

Yesterday, CFPB’s three advisory boards: the Consumer Advisory Board, Community Bank Advisory Council, and the Credit Union Advisory Council were disbanded. All boards directly reported to the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau established in the wake of the last decade’s financial meltdown. The fired members were advised they could not reapply for seats when an apparent new board forms.

The board, comprised of twenty-five members who according to The Washington Post, are made up of top consumer advocates, academics, and industry executives, have been critical of acting director Mick Mulvaney’s leadership, arguing that he is focused more on the industry than on protecting the American consumer. His critics also fear under his command the Bureau has focused more on weakening the consumer protection aspects of its work.

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She is Superpower: Women’s Pathways to Success Event

Join NAWRB and circles of influencers for half-day event in Dallas, Texas at Service First Mortgage on Thursday, May 24th, from 12 PM to 4 PM, CST. Attendees will explore unique opportunities for personal, professional, and economic growth, and discover strategies to create and increase balance, wealth, health, confidence, and homeownership.

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Video & Recap: NAWRB Women’s Economic Growth, Investments & Homeownership

Thank you to everyone who attended our NAWRB Women’s Economic Growth, Investments & Homeownership event in Irvine, CA on April 30th! A splendid, energetic group of potential homebuyers and real estate professionals gathered at the Lutron Training Center to hear invaluable information about how to serve women and veteran markets, acquiring capital investment opportunities and leveraging current trends in women’s homeownership.

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Existing Home Sales Increase 5.6 Percent in November

According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the sale of existing homes increased for the third straight month in November, reaching the strongest pace in over a decade. The West was the only major region to not experience a surge in buying activity last month. Total existing home sales—completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—increased 5.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million in November.

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Women’s Homeownership: Dream, Stability, Sanctuary

On December 2, 2017, NAWRB held its event, Women’s Homeownership: Dream, Stability, Sanctuary, revealing impacting women’s homeownership deliverables and top emerging markets in the housing ecosystem with expert speakers Desirée Patno, CEO and President, NAWRB; Hope Atuel, Executive Director, AREAA; Yolanda Lujan, Vice President, Chief Business Officer, NeighborWorks OC; Vanessa Montanez, Regional Vice President of Business Development, On Q Financial; and Hyepin Christine Im, Founder, FACE/KCCD.

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Homeownership Rate Increases in the 3rd Quarter 2017

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest “Quarterly Residential Vacancies and Homeownership” release, the U.S. homeownership rate increased to 63.9 percent in the third quarter of 2017. This rate was not statistically different from those of the second quarter 2017 (63.7 percent) or the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent).

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1 in 5 Americans Say American Dream is “Out of Reach”

According to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, most Americans believe they have achieved the American Dream or are on their way to achieving it. While the American Dream means different things to different people, only 17 percent of respondents believe it is “out of reach” for their family.

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New Home Sales Surge in September 2017

The sale of new homes increased to the fastest pace in 10 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). New single-family home sales rose in September 2017 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 sales, marking an 18.9 percent increase from the 561,000 new homes sales in August and a 17 percent spike from the 570,000 new homes sold in September 2016.

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