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First-time homebuyers shifting from FHA mortgages to conventional loans

Conventional loans have become more competitive, and are now available through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with down payments as low as 3%.

March 28, 2021

Harrisburg City Council considering incentive program for developers to create affordable housing

Harrisburg has proposed new legislation that would provide incentives to real estate developers in the city to add affordable rental units to their multifamily building plans.

March 24, 2021

The “On the Home Stretch” Closing Cost Program Helps Homebuyers in Central Oregon

“On the Home Stretch” is a closing cost assistance program that offers $1,000 in closing cost assistance in conjunction with homebuyer education.

March 22, 2021

How Small-Dollar Mortgages Can Help Homeownership Equality

Cities are working to address the lack of affordable housing as a means to boost homeownership opportunities. Small-dollar mortgages could help.

March 22, 2021

How to Pick the Perfect Outdoor Heating Unit for Your Space

Outdoor heating is an essential for your outdoors space. With so many options, it can be hard to know which type one is right for you.

March 17, 2021

As mortgage interest rates rise, first-time homebuyers get squeezed

With interest rates now on the rise, first-time homebuyers are likely to be the buyers most adversely affected.

March 14, 2021

PHFA creates forgivable loan for down payments, closing costs

In an effort to expand affordable housing opportunities throughout the state, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently launched a loan to help with the purchase of a new home.

March 14, 2021

How Netflix Is Making Things Tricky for New Mexico Homebuyers

Show business is bringing jobs, tourism, and a housing boom to New Mexico. Industry giants like Netflix, Facebook, and most recently NBCUniversal, have been setting up shop in the Land of Enchantment since 2017.

March 14, 2021

Spokane Attracts New Businesses with a Prosperous Real Estate Market

Both commercial and residential real estate is thriving in up and coming Spokane, which is creating jobs and attracting newcomers.

March 14, 2021

Florida REALTORS Help Turn an Empty Lot into a Popular Dog Park

Working in conjunction with the city, the REALTORS® rallied volunteers and funds to help create two public dog parks in the area.

March 14, 2021