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Three Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

By |2022-05-05T03:00:57-07:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

Buying your first home is a major decision and an exciting milestone. Even though it can feel daunting at times, it has the power to change your life for the better. If you’re looking to purchase your first home, you may be wondering what’s happening in the housing market today, how much you need to [...]

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home

By |2022-05-03T03:00:34-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise further, bidding wars are common. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nationwide, homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale. Here’s a look at how [...]

What You Need To Budget for When Buying a Home

By |2022-04-05T03:00:46-07:00April 5th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

When it comes to buying a home, it can feel a bit intimidating to know how much you need to save and where to find that information. But you should know, you’re not expected to have all the answers yourself. There are many trusted professionals who can help you understand your finances and what you’ll [...]

Key Terms for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-03-11T04:00:46-07:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Knowing key housing terms and how they relate to today’s market is important. For example, when mortgage rates and home prices rise, it impacts how much home you can afford. Terms like appraisal (what lenders rely on to validate a home’s value) and the inspection contingency (which gives buyers essential information on a [...]

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve Homeownership

By |2022-03-02T04:00:12-07:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

For many homebuyers, the thought of saving for a down payment can feel daunting, especially in today’s market. That’s why, when asked what they find most difficult in the homebuying process, some buyers say it’s one of the hardest steps on the path to homeownership. Data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows: “For [...]

Millennials: Do You Need a Home with More Space?

By |2022-02-28T04:00:09-07:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Demographics, Down Payments, For Buyers, For Sellers, Millennials, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re a millennial, homebuying might be top of mind for you. Your generation is the largest group of homebuyers in the market today and has been since 2014, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). And while other millennials are looking to buy for the first time, you may be one of the [...]

How To Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-02-11T04:00:47-07:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights Even in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big. Build a team of trusted professionals and make strategic plays as you budget and pick your desired neighborhoods. Then, be ready for the competition by getting a pre-approval letter and leaning on your expert advisors to draft a winning [...]

Don’t Let Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Dreams

By |2022-02-08T04:00:14-07:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering how your student loan debt could impact those plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off your student loans before you can buy your first home? Or could you qualify for a home loan with that debt? To give you the answers [...]

How To Hit Your Homebuying Goals This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2022-01-07T04:00:58-07:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights If you’re looking to buy a home, you may want to put these items on your to-do list to ensure you hit your goals. It’s important to start working on your credit and saving for a down payment early. When you’re ready to begin your search, work with a real estate professional and [...]