I’ve said for years that we (I) won’t know today’s state of the real estate market until we have at least 18 months’ hindsight.
I’m putting this here for later reference.
- 3% Downpayment being offered by Wells Fargo. Having nearly no skin in the game didn’t work out well last time. Fact: some people shouldn’t be homeowners. Simple.
- Rocket Mortgage *note they’re not local), . I know I’ve noted this before, and I know that there’s more to the concept than pushing a button, but a mortgage should be a relatively challenging thing to obtain, and the imagery of “Rocket Mortgage” doesn’t seem so fantastic.
- Airline miles for a home. No big deal. (hat tip: 1000 Watt)
- Hmmm … in Japan, 15 years after being built the average house is worth nothing. (h/t Greg)
I’ll let you know in 2018 how we’re doing.