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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

By |2021-07-07T03:00:45-07:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Demographics, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Interest Rates, Millennials, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value [...]

What To Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow

By |2021-06-29T03:00:36-07:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Selling Myths|

In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing [...]

Why Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost You a Small Fortune

By |2021-05-06T03:00:35-07:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Many people are sitting on the fence trying to decide if now’s the time to buy a home. Some are renters who have a strong desire to become homeowners but are unsure if buying right now makes sense. Others may be homeowners who are realizing that their current home no longer fits their changing needs. [...]

How Much Time Do You Need To Save for a Down Payment?

By |2021-04-19T03:00:22-07:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate|

One of the biggest hurdles homebuyers face is saving for a down payment. As you’re budgeting and planning for your home purchase, you’ll want to understand how much you’ll need to put down and how long it will take you to get there. The process may actually move faster than you think. Using data from [...]

Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year

By |2021-04-05T03:00:50-07:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans [...]

How Smart Is It to Buy a Home Today?

By |2021-03-03T04:00:07-07:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate|

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling your current house, if your needs are changing and you think you need to move, the decision can be complicated. You may have to take personal or professional considerations into account, and only you can judge what impact those factors should have on your desire to move. [...]

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

By |2021-03-01T04:00:11-07:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down payment options available for qualified buyers who don’t want [...]

Do I Really Need a 20% Down Payment to Buy a Home?

By |2021-02-03T04:00:41-07:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate|

Is the idea of saving for a down payment holding you back from buying a home right now? You may be eager to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates, but the thought of needing a large down payment might make you want to pump the brakes. Today, there’s still a common myth that you [...]

Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-01-22T04:00:04-07:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate|

Some Highlights When you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses. From saving for your down payment to getting pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll want to make sure you keep your financial plan on track from the beginning. Let’s connect today [...]

How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year

By |2021-01-18T04:00:20-07:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one [...]