The great thing about inflation is if you spend the same on groceries, the bags are lighter and easier to carry home. Restaurants and food companies react to higher prices either by reducing their portion sizes or passing the cost on to the consumer. In real estate, does the modern definition of an “affordable” house mean 350 square feet for $130,000? Lennar thinks so. Owning a home has long been considered the quintessential American dream, but even with 84 percent of Americans saying they’d like to own a home one day, 51 percent who don’t own today worry they’ll never get there. 94 percent of consumers say owning a home is part of the American dream, but 49 percent say they can’t afford a down payment and 40 percent say home prices are too high in their area. Student loan debt weighs heaviest on millennials, with 19 percent citing it as a roadblock to homeownership. (Today’s podcast can be found here and this week’s is sponsored by Black Knight. Black Knight is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage and real-estate industries, and the capital and secondary markets. Listen to an interview with Black Knight’s Andy Walden and John Holbrook on the tappable equity market.) Lender and Broker Software and Services Get a discount on sponsoring THE event at ICE Experience 2024! Lender Toolkit’s Supercar Experience last year was fantastic and promises to be just as great in 2024! It will be held right before the opening of the ICE show next March. Lender Toolkit is offering early bird pricing on sponsorships, but only until September 29. As a sponsor at the March 18, 2024, event, you’ll be at the center of the most talked-about event of the conference. Just check out these photos from the 2023 Supercar Experience to see how much fun was had! Take advantage of the low rates now! For more info, contact Lender Toolkit or simply download the sponsorship form to apply. And Lender Toolkit and Lodestar are hosting the ultimate MBA Annual kick-off event in Philly. The Independence Block party, complete with ping pong, food, and drinks, takes place from 7:30-9:30 pm on Oct. 15. RSVP here.

Published On: August 31, 2023 / Categories: Mortgage News /