Aly J. Yale

Aly J. Yale, contributor

Aly J. Yale is a mortgage and real estate writer based in Houston who has contributed to Forbes and worked for organizations such as The Dallas Morning News, PBS, NBC, and Radio Disney.

Articles by Aly J. Yale

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Bye bye, big down payment: Most homebuyers put less than 10% down

No money for a down payment? That might not be a problem. According to a new analysis, the majority of recent Millennial and Generation X homebuyers pay either no down payment or down payments of less than 10 percent when purchasing their home.

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Mortgage lenders: Your digital tools may make or break you

Digital mortgage solutions are a major priority for today’s homebuyers. In fact, according to a new survey, half of all homebuyers choose their mortgage lender based on whether they offered a digital portal or not.

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New home construction lags — but not in these four cities

Thinking of buying a new house in 2019? Chicago’s your best bet. According to new data, the city saw the biggest surge in new home construction last month, with a 60 percent uptick year over year.

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Survey reveals what sellers, buyers really think of real estate agents in the face of tech

Are buyers willing to use AI instead of a real estate agent? How do sellers really feel about those commission fees? Which generation is most likely to forgo an agent altogether? A new survey has some interesting insights in how real estate agents are seen, used and (in some cases) replaced in today’s tech-savvy market.

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Homeownership is on the rise thanks to young buyers

More and more Americans are becoming homeowners — and younger generations are leading the charge. According to new data, owner households grew by more than 1 million last quarter, marking the eighth quarter in a row to see such growth.

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Report: Americans are paying too much for their mortgages

Americans apparently aren’t making the smartest financial decisions when buying their homes. According to a new report, homebuyers are missing out on millions in mortgage savings by not shopping around.