53% – Suburb / Subdivison
18% – Small Town
16% – Urban / Central City
11% – Rural Area
3% – Resort / Recreational Area
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 2014 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends
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64% – Quality of neighborhood
58% – Convenient to job
42% – Overall affordability of homes
36% – Convenient to friends or family
32% – Convenient to entertainment / leisure activities
29% – Convenient to shopping
27% – Convenient to parks / recreational facilities
26% – Design of neighborhood
20% – Convenient to schools
19% – Quality of school district
12% – Convenient to health facilities
8% – Availability of larger lots or acreage
7% – Convenient to airport
5% – Other
4% – Home in a planned community
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
•Don’t apply for new credit
•Don’t co-sign on a loan
•Don’t dispute anything on your credit report
•Don’t change bank accounts
•Don’t close any credit card accounts
•Don’t finance any elective medical procedure
•Don’t make a major purchase (car, boat, jewelry, etc.)
•Don’t max out or over charge your credit card accounts
•Don’t open a new credit card account
•Don’t take out a new loan
•Don’t transfer balances from one account to another
If you encounter a special situation, it is best to discuss it with your lender.
Source: Mortgage Options Lending
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2013 Community Preference Survey reveals the following preferences in neighborhoods and where people want to live:
86% value privacy from neighbors when choosing a home.
75% of small town and rural residents would still live in a rural area if they could choose any plave to live.
60% prefer a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores and businesses that are easy to walk to.
42% complain that there are too few shops or restaurants within an esy walk of their house.
Sources: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® & The Council of Residential Specialists
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