Welcome to the Housing Market Trends November 2022 monthly update from Homes for Heroes. This report focuses on the residential real estate housing market. We listen to the experts and boil down what they have to say to assist you, our heroes, with decision making regarding buying a home, selling your home, or refinancing your mortgage.
Many people are asking, “when will inflation go down?” Because it’s really hitting the average American household hard in 2022, and probably into 2023. Inflation in 2022 has hit its highest rate since the 1980s as the U.S. economy recovers from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Here we take a look at inflation, what it means for the average American and when experts believe inflation will go down.
There are so many military discounts available to active duty service members and veterans, it can boggle the mind. At first glance, you might think every business offers some kind of discount for military heroes, but that’s not the case. We have tried to build a comprehensive list of the best military deals. Is this the ultimate list? We will let you decide.
Everyone has a nurse in their life–a friend, a family member or someone who cared for them at a particularly vulnerable time. This month Homes for Heroes is celebrating three grants for nurse foundations.
- The North Carolina Foundation for Nursing
- The Connecticut Nurses Foundation
- The Georgia Nurses Foundation
Finding the best EMS discounts, at first glance, is pretty easy. Lots of companies offer them. Sometimes they are discounts for first responders, and that’s great, but others are just for firefighters or police officers. It can take some digging to find the best EMS deals for both a Paramedic and EMT on exclusive offers. We tried to narrow the field for you.
Military home loans are essentially programs designed to help military personnel find and afford new homes. They can help you at many stages of the home ownership journey, and all of them are designed to say “thank you” to active military professionals, veterans and their families. Parades and national holidays are great, but helping you find a great home within your budget is an acknowledgement of your sacrifices that can make a significant difference in your life.
You’ve secured a loan and found the home of your dreams. Now it’s time to get ready for the next edge-of-your-seat moment in the home buying process: closing. The big question is: How long does it take to close on a house?
It’s easy to get overloaded with information when entering the real estate market, especially if you are a first responder first time home buyer. You are probably very good at handling stress, because that’s part of your job. But the stress that comes from diving into the housing market for the first time is a different brand altogether. It involves loan applications, reams of paperwork, negotiating skills, a basic financial understanding of how loans work and more. None of this is intuitive. Very little of it calls on the skills you use to be successful first responders. So, let’s take a step back for a minute.
First responder home buying programs are designed to help first responders find and afford a home. They give so much to a community that often the community wants to give back to first responders. Providing good and affordable housing is just one way to say thank you.
Companies like to give first responder discounts for the same reason Homes for Heroes gives money saving Hero Rewards to first responders: it feels good to give something back to the folks who give so much to our communities. There are a lot of discounts out there, but there are also a lot of firefighting, EMS, rescue and police (including 911 operators, state troopers, and correctional officers) units. It makes sense that this is a long list.