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Should You Rent-to-Own a Home?
If you want to buy a house, but don’t qualify for a mortgage or have money for a down payment, a rent-to-own agreement may be a good option.
What Is the Minimum Credit Score to Buy a House in 2022
The minimum credit score for buying a home in 2022 hasn’t changed, but with interest rates inching up, the impact of a credit score on the cost
Good Neighbor Next Door Program Helps Teachers, Law Enforcement, Firefighters & EMTs Buy Homes
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development instituted the Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) sales program in 2010. The idea remains the same a
How Startup Companies Are Helping Home Buyers Win Bidding Wars
In today’s ultra-competitive housing market, a number of startup companies are addressing new realities in home buying with a strategy based on an
How to Buy a House with Little to No Money Down
The belief that you need a 20% down payment to secure a mortgage on a home is largely a misconception. At one point it was true, but these days not
What Programs are Available to Help African Americans Become Homeowners
If home is where the heart is, it’s also where wealth building frequently happens in America. That’s not a coincidence. “Homeownership has
Tech Companies Provide Housing Assistance in California and Washington
What started as a housing squeeze 30 years ago is now a full-blown crisis in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. The median home price in San
First-Time Homebuyer Trends for 2022
If you turned on the news at any point last year, you’ve heard the housing market was wild in 2021, but what will it bring in 2022? Home prices
How Much Down Payment Do I Need for a House?
Owning a home was part of the American dream even before there was an America. It’s true. In the tumultuous years leading to the Revolution, the
Should I Tap My 401(k) to Buy a Home?
First-time home buyers are often young and financially stressed, struggling with student loan debts, car payments and the costs of raising young