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Conventional loans have become more competitive, and are now available through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with down payments as low as 3%. Read More >
With interest rates now on the rise, first-time homebuyers are likely to be the buyers most adversely affected. Read More >
How to decide if you should buy or wait when the housing market has a limited inventory of homes to choose from. Read More >
The dream of homeownership becomes a reality for West Virginia families on a tight budget. Read More >
According to a recent survey, 52% of Americans who bought their first home in 2020 said that family or friends helped them make their down payment. Read More >
Native Americans who want to purchase homes in South Dakota reservations have resources in place to help offset the challenges. Read More >
Learn how PA’s first-time homebuyer savings account can help you make a more competitive offer on your dream home. Read More >
Whether you are buying or selling a home, having a thorough understanding of contract contingencies and their benefits are crucial. Read More >
Are you a first-time homebuyer? Learn how the new National First Time Homebuyers Pandemic Savings Act could help you move into your dream home. Read More >
What exactly is a Home Energy Rating, how do you learn what yours is and why is it especially important if you plan on selling your home? Read More >
A look at how first-time homebuyers in Kentucky can compete in a tough real estate market. Read More >
A look at the available programs offered to Indiana homebuyers, as well as a clear break down of the purchasing process. Read More >
Learn which programs Delaware offers first-time homebuyers to help them understand the process and obtain financing. Read More >
When your home purchase falls through, what happens to the escrow or earnest funds you put down? Read More >
How homeowners and sellers can protect themselves from cyber fraud when conducting a virtual home closing. Read More >
Like everyone else, millennials were stuck at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Now, as the country slowly reopens, millennials in certain areas are finding there is untapped opportunity to buy a home at an affordable rate. Read More >
Millennials are flocking to Des Moines, and it’s no accident. This age group, born between 1981 and 1996 account for a whopping 15% of Des Moines’ population. Read More >
Why HUD borrowers should take advantage of the organizations valuable, and free, counseling services. Read More >
If you were poised to buy your first home at the start of 2020, the spread of COVID-19 may have caused you to hit the pause button. Read More >
How to safely make the leap from renter to homeowner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >
There are a lot of different routes for first-time homebuyers to enter the housing market – and many of those roads are designed to help them traverse the sometimes craggily path toward homeownership. Read More >
Becoming a homeowner is a big decision, so you want to make sure it’s right for you. If you’re on the fence, we have 8 signs that it may just be time to take the plunge. Read More >
The Wisconsin is considering a bill that would create a First-Time Homebuyer’s Savings Account – a tax-free savings account for individuals or couples trying to buy their first home. Read More >
The First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program could result in an increase of home purchases of up to 4,000 annually in Pennsylvania. Read More >
If it’s time to make the leap and buy a home, take a minute to look over our “Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers.” Read More >
When you’re overwhelmed with student debt, it may seem like homeownership is unattainable, but that is far from the truth. Read More >
Colorado is considering legislation to expand First-time Homebuyers Savings Account in the state to allow employers to contribute to their employees’ accounts. Read More >
Alabama residents who want to own a home of their own now have a new tool to help them do that. Read More >
Not every parent is in a position to write a big check. There are plenty of alternative ways to support their dream of homeownership. Read More >
Ten Million Americans said last month that their top financial goal for 2019 is to buy a home. Read More >
The supply of homes for sale and the vacancy rates for rental housing have stabilized and are inching up again. But, demand is outpacing the current supply — especially at entry-level points in the market. Read More >
The biggest hurdle for first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment and student loan debt is a significant contributor. Read More >
Generation Z is ambitious about homeownership, and it shows through their savings habits. Read More >
New findings from the National Association of Realtors® show that a high number of Americans, 68 percent, believe that now is a good time to buy a home. What do you think? Read More >
Senators from both sides of the aisle are calling on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to finally make condominium ownership a more feasible option for American families. Read More >
Read the story of Nick and Ashlea Garrison, a Millennial couple that bought a house in St. Paul’s in just a few weeks. Read More >
Pennsyvania Association of REALTORS® Urges Passage Of First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program To Coincide With Homeownership Month In Pennsylvania. Read More >
In a survey, more than 80 percent of Pennsylvanians said the First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account would be beneficial to the state. Read More >
Across the country, states are stepping up to the plate to help future home buyers through programs that help them save the money they need, tax-free, to purchase their first home. It turns out these programs help current homeowners, too. Read More >
The House recently passed a bill to create the First-Time Homebuyer’s Savings Plan that would allow first-time homebuyers, or those re-entering the housing market, to save money, tax free, toward the purchase of a home. Read More >
The Alabama House and Senate closed out the month of March with near-unanimous support of the First-Time Homebuyer and Second-Chance Savings Account (FHSA) bill, or HB248. Read More >
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is working with the state legislature to create a First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account Program in Pennsylvania. Read More >
The Mississippi legislature recently passed the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act, which allows you to save the money you need in a tax-advantaged savings account, to go toward the purchase of a home. Read More >
Seattle is fast becoming known as one of America’s hottest housing markets and home prices are reflecting the coinciding increase in demand. Read More >
To illustrate how the new law might affect a first-time homebuyer, consider the example of Barbara Buyer. Read More >
Efforts to help potential first-time home buyers save for down payments using special tax-favored accounts have been gaining traction in state legislatures. Read More >
Coming up with a hefty down payment will no longer be a huge hurdle for people buying their first home in Iowa. Read More >
The Minnesota legislature recently passed a new law that included the First Time Homebuyers Savings Account Act, which now allows individuals or couples to save the money they need in a tax preferred savings account to go toward the purchase of a home. Read More >
The road to homeownership is shorter than you think. The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act makes it easier to save and puts you one step closer to buying a new home. Read More >
Coming up with a hefty down payment will no longer be a huge hurdle for people buying their first home in Mississippi. Read More >
A series of speakers present their topics in the same order prospective homebuyers will go through as the look for their first home. Read More >
The legislators in Salem are currently considering the Oregon First-Time Homebuyers Savings Program, a new idea to help prospective home buyers start saving for their first home. Read More >
If you happen to be thinking about selling, first timers may be your largest audience so it makes sense to know what they’re looking for and want in a home. Read More >
Legislatures across the country are considering bills that would create savings accounts for first-time homebuyers. Read More >
For some time, parents have been able to save money for their children’s education through tax-favorable 529 accounts. Now, the Iowa Association of REALTORS® is fighting to give similar benefits to first time home buyers. “With home prices slowly risin … Read More >
NAR’s annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows that the share of sales to first-time home buyers in the 2016 survey has ticked up to 35 percent. Read More >
The new Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers shows a rebound from two segments of buyers who have been missing in action recently: first-time buyers and single women. Read More >
Saving for a down payment is the number one obstacle preventing First-time home buyers from achieving the dream of homeownership. Read More >
One of the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) top priorities during the 2016 legislative session was the NY First Home proposal. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman Phil Ramos, will help first time homebuyer … Read More >
The Madera Association of REALTORS will be awarding $25,000 in grant to prospective Madera homeowners to fund their down payments at this year’s Madera Business Extravaganza and Home Expo. Read More >
The Delaware Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Delaware State Housing Authority to inform first-time home buyers about the programs available to help them. First-time home buyers in Delaware have various down-payment assistance and closin … Read More >
Finding affordable housing is a major challenge in Massachusetts, but the North Shore Association of REALTORS® is actively working to help lower-income buyers discover housing options. Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s largest and most exp … Read More >
There is no question that buying a home is expensive. Although a monthly mortgage payment may be reasonable, and may be no more than a family might pay to rent a home, buyers have to come up with cash for a down payment and for closing costs. The Maryl … Read More >
Buying a home can be an intimidating process. A home is the most expensive purchase most people will ever make. The process is complicated, with stacks of papers to read and sign, and rules to follow at every step. To help make the process of buying a … Read More >
The first-time homebuyer savings account is a unique way to allow parents, grandparents and other relatives to help family members save for their first home. Read More >
“Affordable housing” can mean different things in different markets. In Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties, it usually means condominiums, which now make up about 60% of local housing inventory. For many potential condominium buyers, finding fin … Read More >