Tag Archives: Homebuyer

5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get … Continue reading

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FHA Strong Enough for MIP Cut, Analysis Suggests

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 24, 2017 Is now a good time for FHA to reduce hurdles to homeownership with a lower mortgage insurance premium? NAR says yes, but the Trump administration and some members of Congress aren’t … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All … Continue reading

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Survey: Despite TRID, Closing Hiccups Persist

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 17, 2017 More than half of lenders last year gave loan estimates to home buyers that later had to be revised before closing, according to a new survey released by ClosingCorp, a provider … Continue reading

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The Big Down Payment Myth

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may … Continue reading

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Good Schools Give 77% Boost to Home Values

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 08, 2016 Home values can get a big increase from having a highly rated school nearby. According to the new ATTOM Data Solutions 2016 Schools and Housing Report, homes in ZIP codes with … Continue reading

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What Are Americans’ Top Housing Concerns?

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, July 27, 2016 It might not be all low inventory and high prices. It seems Americans have a confidence problem when it comes to the housing market. They’re increasingly apprehensive to move forward, citing concerns over … Continue reading

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Down Payment Aid Programs Save Buyers $17k

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 13, 2016 Down payment assistance programs can help home buyers save big over the lifespan of a loan. On average, qualifying home buyers can save $17,766 over the life of the loan, according … Continue reading

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First-Time Buyers Bypass the Starter House

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, April 07, 2016 Seventy-five percent of first-time buyers say they prefer to not purchase a starter home and instead want to purchase a home that will meet their future needs, according to the Bank … Continue reading

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