Becoming a homebuyer is a key step in most people’s financial lives. A home is usually our most expensive debt and our greatest asset. When you buy a home the right way, it’s an investment tool that can set you up for financial success for years to come, but if homebuying is done the wrong way it can become an albatross around your neck that will be hard to get rid of so you can recover and move forward. We help homebuyers navigate an ever-changing real estate market and the often complex and stressful mortgage approval process so people can achieve their dreams of homeownership in the best way possible.
January 9th, 2017 | Meghan Alard
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is taking action to help low-to-moderate income families enter the mortgage market even with budget challenges.
December 7th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new homebuyer assistance program in Maryland provides a means for borrowers burdened by student loan debt to achieve homeownership faster.
Homebuyers, Housing, Student Debt
October 31st, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Student debt and high rent prices may seem like insurmountable barriers to homeownership, but there are programs available to help you overcome them.
September 22nd, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Achieving the American Dream is getting tougher and tougher as home prices continue to rise, but some key areas still offer affordability to new buyers.
September 19th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
As the mortgage default rate nears zero, some believe it’s a sign lending standards are too strict. Here’s what homebuyers can do to get approval.
August 24th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
HUD is calling for an investigation of down payment assistance programs to ensure practices are fair, but homebuyers may simply not be fully informed.
July 29th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A low credit score may not be as much of a roadblock to buying a home as you might think. A good credit building strategy can get you there within the year.
Credit Score, Homebuyers
July 14th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
What’s happening in the political arena across the pond in Britain and the EU has a big impact on the mortgage rates and the real estate market in the U.S.
June 22nd, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
There are mixed reports about the housing market this summer. We look at the reports to see what homebuyers and sellers can expect in real estate this season.