First-Time Homebuyer

11
Sep

Co-Buying A Home Can: Pros and Cons

You don’t have to be married to live out the American dream of owning a home. Co-buying is a way for unmarried individuals to get out of the cycle of renting and begin building equity in a home through shared ownership. It’s been gaining popularity over the last few years with co-buyers purchasing 16.3% of […]

4
Jun

How to Buy an Affordable Home: Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Nearly a third of homes sales go to first-time buyers, a group as enthusiastic as it is inexperienced and whose dreams are as big as its bank accounts are small. There were 2.1 million first-time home buyers in the U.S. in 2017, about 300,000 more than the historical average. The first thing they learn is […]

11
Apr

Biggest Home Buyer Mistakes: What First Time Buyers Need to Know

Few things are more exciting, or terrifying, than buying your first house. You’re joining forces with a spouse or partner, or bravely going alone, on one of life’s great adventures and biggest investments. “The ache for home lives in all of us,” Maya Angelou said. The house hunt sends your hopes soaring, then plunging like […]

14
Feb

First-time Homebuyer Trend for 2018

Long on the fence, first-time homebuyers are hopping into the market at levels not seen in nearly a generation. According to Genworth Mortgage Insurance, first-time buyers gobbled up 601,000 domiciles in the third quarter of 2017, a 6% year-over-year surge, accounting for a purchase-column rate not seen since the third quarter of 2000. The surge […]