Category: Buyer Tips

Most aspiring buyers can still afford a home — but not for long Despite a red-hot real estate market, most aspiring buyers can still afford a home — if they can find one. But it may not be that way for much longer. Households bringing in at least $68,000 a… Read More

New programs to provide financing at competitive rates will help investors buy single family rental homes Mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced programs to provide long-term financing at competitive interest rates that could encourage more investors to acquire single-family rental (SFR) properties, the… Read More

Here’s why first-time homebuyers shouldn’t postpone their quest for homeownership After the financial crisis, homes were on the market at a deep discount, and potential buyers were scared property values would drop further. Now the situation has flipped, and first-time homebuyers fret that escalating prices mean they’ll never obtain a… Read More

If you’re ready to buy, the time is now — existing homes are selling at a breakneck pace Homes across the nation are selling at a breakneck pace — reaching levels not seen since the height of the housing boom more than a decade ago. Sales of existing homes (which… Read More

Think you can’t afford to buy your first home? Here’s some programs and grants that can help Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they… Read More

Here’s some things all 20-year-olds should know before buying a home Buying a home can be daunting, especially if you’re young, and there’s quite a few things you need to know before buying a home. Twenty-somethings (many of them new to saving and some carrying student-loan debt) can be intimidated… Read More

Zoinks! Here’s 6 ways home buyers scare off sellers & how to avoid losing out on your dream home Once you’ve found a home you’re dying to buy, you want things to move forward. And that means that sellers need to accept your offer already! But in order for that… Read More

Don’t make these 10 house-hunting mistakes You’ve been thinking about settling down and buying a home for a while now, and you finally think you’re ready. It’s time to go house-hunting! But hold up—you need a game plan. House-hunting is about more than popping into a few… Read More

Here’s 7 ways to get the best deal when buying a house Attention, coupon-clipping queens and Craigslist kings! If you’re an avowed bargain shopper who believes only chumps pay full price, the thought of buying a house at (or sometimes even above!) asking price can be painful. You’re used to… Read More