First Time Home Buyers

Ways To Use Your Tax Refund If You Want To Buy a Home

April 15th, 2024

Have you been saving up to buy a home this year? If so, you know there are a number of expenses involved – from your down payment to closing costs. But did you also know your tax refund can help you pay for some of these expenses? As Credit Karma explains: “If one of your goals is to stop renting […]

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Builders Are Building Smaller Homes

April 11th, 2024

There’s no arguing it, affordability is still tight. And if you’re trying to buy a home, that may mean you need to look at smaller houses to find one that’s still in your budget. But there is a silver lining: builders are focused on building these smaller homes right now and they’re offering incentives. And that can help […]

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Don’t Let Your Student Loans Delay Your Homeownership Plans

April 8th, 2024

If you have student loans and want to buy a home, you might have questions about how your debt affects your plans. Do you have to wait until you’ve paid off those loans before you can buy your first home? Or is it possible you could still qualify for a home loan even with that debt? […]

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Single Women Are Embracing Homeownership

March 27th, 2024

In today’s housing market, more and more single women are becoming homeowners. According to data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 19% of all homebuyers are single women, while only 10% are single men. If you’re a single woman trying to buy your first home, this should be encouraging. It means other people are making their dreams a reality – so […]

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3 Helpful Tips for First-Time Homebuyers [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 22nd, 2024

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Does It Make Sense To Buy a Home Right Now?

March 20th, 2024

Thinking about buying a home? If so, you’re probably wondering: should I buy now or wait? Nobody can make that decision for you, but here’s some information that can help you decide. What’s Next for Home Prices? Each quarter, Fannie Mae and Pulsenomics publish the results of the Home Price Expectations Survey (HPES). It asks more than 100 experts—economists, real estate professionals, and […]

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4 Tips To Make Your Strongest Offer on a Home

March 18th, 2024

Are you thinking about buying a home soon? If so, you should know today’s market is competitive in many areas because the number of homes for sale is still low – and that’s leading to multiple-offer scenarios. And moving into the peak homebuying season this spring, this is only expected to ramp up more. Remember these four […]

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Your Home Is a Powerful Investment

March 13th, 2024

Going into 2023, there was a lot of talk about a possible recession that would cause the housing market to crash. Some in the media were even forecasting home prices would drop by as much as 10-20%—and that might have made you feel a bit unsure about buying a home. But here’s what actually happened: home prices went up more […]

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Finding Your Perfect Home in a Fixer Upper

March 11th, 2024

If you’re trying to buy a home and are having a hard time finding one you can afford, it may be time to consider a fixer-upper. That’s a house that needs a little elbow grease or some updates, but has good bones. Fixer-uppers can be a really great option if you’re looking to break into the housing market or […]

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The First Step: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 1st, 2024

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