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The traditional look of first-time homebuyers is changing

In 2020, the average age of a homebuyer was 47 years old. This is a number that has been climbing higher and higher in the past 30 years.

Experiencing Discrimination During a Home Purchase? Here’s What to Do.

There are over four million incidents of housing discrimination every year. How to proceed if you are one of the homeowners who’s experienced this.

How Fair Housing Practices Feed the Economy

“When housing markets are fair, individuals have access to better economic opportunity and the ability to build more wealth.”

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Biden’s first housing move – get HUD back in line with Fair Housing Act

New leadership at HUD, plus executive orders from President Biden may be the right formula to finally meeting the goals of the Fair Housing Act.

LOCAL NEWS

What Homebuyers Need to Know About New Jersey’s Housing Market Boom

Across New Jersey, homes are hitting the market on Monday and selling for tens of thousands of dollars over asking price by the weekend.

How Michigan is Fixing its Low Inventory Issue

A Michigan developer has presented an idea that would use Tax Increment Financing to confront the ongoing moderate-priced housing inventory issue.

What Does Connecticut’s Proposed Mansion Tax Mean for Homeowners?

Conn. Sen. Martin Looney has backed a proposed property tax reform bill that would help to address the property tax burden for low and middle-income owners in the state.

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