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What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving Forward [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2020-03-27T03:00:29-07:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you can do right now to keep your home search moving forward. Connect with an agent, learn about resource programs for things like down payments, and get pre-approved today.

Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process

By |2020-03-17T03:00:19-07:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Buying Myths, Demographics, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Millennials, Real Estate|

The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the [...]

How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

By |2020-05-15T13:36:39-07:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re looking to buy a home in 2020, have you thought about putting your tax refund toward a down payment? Homeownership may be one step closer than you think if you spend your dollars wisely this year. Based on data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $2,962 when filing [...]

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Down Payments, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The recent stabilization of rental prices provides a great opportunity for renters to save more of their [...]

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

By |2020-05-15T13:36:40-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Baby Boomers, Down Payments, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Real Estate, Senior Market|

Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at [...]

A Latte a Day Keeps Homeownership Away [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2019-08-23T10:00:56-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Infographics, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Some Highlights: The pumpkin spice latte is launching soon, so you may be tempted to spend your extra cash on a daily caffeine fix, but that small expense can add up to a big number – fast! Saving for a down payment takes a little discipline, so limiting your extra purchases (like a latte a [...]

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

By |2019-08-06T10:00:55-07:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and how to best source down payment assistance. Let’s tackle these two today. 1. How much do you really need [...]

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

By |2019-07-09T10:00:33-07:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Owning a home has great financial benefits. In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained: “Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in [...]

What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

By |2019-06-19T10:00:43-07:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What [...]