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The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth is that there are many programs available that let you put down as little as 3%. Those who have served our country could qualify for a Veterans Affairs Home Loan (VA) without needing a down payment. These programs have cut the savings time that many families would need to compile a large down payment from ...

May 14th, 2019 | Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on approved loans continues to fall across many loan types!

April 18th, 2019 | Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, infographic, interest rates, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, Rent vs Buy, Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

“I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.” – John Stuart Mill (1840s) Even back in the mid-1800s, people knew that negative news sells. That is still true today. All forms of media realize that they will get more eyeballs, clicks, likes, and engagement by posting something negative. However, they must realize that negative headlines impact markets. Just last week, the National Association of Home Builders released a survey reve...

March 26th, 2019 | Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Selling Myths, The Enormous Divide Between the Headline and the Truth

How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate. Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past decade, the market was flooded with distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) selling at 10-50% discounts. There were so many that this lowered the prices of non-distressed homes in the same neighborhoods. As a result, mortgage rates were kept low to help the economy. Prices have...

February 15th, 2019 | Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, Pricing, How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses.   In combination with higher rents, survey after survey has shown that non-homeowners (renters and those living rent-free with family or friends) believe they need to save upwards of 20% for their down payment! According to the “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership” study commissioned in partnership between the U...

February 5th, 2019 | Buying Myths, Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, For Sellers, Move-Up Buyers, One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. Even if you are not in an incredibly competitive market, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is within your reach. Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-...

January 17th, 2019 | Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

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