Tag: first-time homebuyers
If it’s your first time jumping into the real estate market, the homebuying process can be a little intimidating. Luckily there are programs and advice specifically geared to helping first-time homebuyers like yourself to achieve dreams of homeownership without a lot of hassle. Learn what to expect from the market so you can get to closing day in a snap!
Jan 09, 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.
Jan 02, 2017 | Meghan Alard
We offer 5 pieces of advice for setting financial priorities in 2017, so you can protect your finances from economic volatility and prepare for new laws.
Oct 31, 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.
Sep 19, 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.
Aug 24, 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.
Jul 29, 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
Jul 14, 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.
May 02, 2016 | Meghan Alard
2015 was a big year in mortgage lending, outreaching 2014 across the board, but is this a true real estate recovery or a return to risk subprime lending?
Mar 02, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Homeowners break even in two years with the affordability of buying a home versus renting, but how do you overcome obstacles to secure a good mortgage?