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3 Year-End Steps For Every Renter

3 Year-End Steps For Every Renter

Along with year-end parties, comes New Year goal setting, right? It’s time to look forward and envision where you see yourself this time next year. Is owning a home on your list of goals? Before you stumble upon that dream home while out looking at holiday lights, take these three simple year-end steps that will […]

Don’t Make This $9,000 Home Buying Mistake

Don’t Make This $9,000 Home Buying Mistake

Among life goals, homeownership is second only to retirement – ranking higher than getting married, having children and traveling the world, according to Bank of America’s Homebuyer Insights report. Where do you rank homeownership? If you’re here, you might agree that owning a home is a top priority.   Yet, you may be overlooking the wide […]

Agent Builds Veteran Homebuyer Resources He Wishes He Had

Agent Builds Veteran Homebuyer Resources He Wishes He Had

After 10 years of service, three deployments and 500 missions in the U.S. Army, Austin-based REALTOR® Raoul Rowe transitioned to civilian life, earned an IT degree and became a licensed REALTOR®. Today, he’s using his personal experience to help more veterans transition back home and succeed in their path to homeownership. “It felt like you […]

How Long Does It Really Take to Save For a Down Payment?

How Long Does It Really Take to Save For a Down Payment?

Are you willing to wait seven years to save for a down payment? According to Zillow, that’s what it will take for buyers today, making it the longest to save for a down payment since the height of the housing crisis in 2008. We know buyers are up against rising interest rates and home values […]

Don’t Overlook This Work Perk: Employer-Sponsored Down Payment Assistance

Don’t Overlook This Work Perk: Employer-Sponsored Down Payment Assistance

By Liz Keuler, Editor – Readynest by MGIC When you last accepted a new job, you probably researched benefits – everyone wants to know about health insurance, vacation time, the 401k match and whether or not there’s free coffee. But did you ask about employer-sponsored down payment assistance? If it’s been a while since your […]

Do 21 Million Under 40 Renters Know Their Homeownership Potential?

Do 21 Million Under 40 Renters Know Their Homeownership Potential?

Saving for a down payment is a considerable barrier to homeownership. With rising home prices and interest rates and tight lending standards, the path to homeownership has become more challenging, especially for low-to-median-income borrowers and potential first-time homebuyers. Yet most potential homebuyers are largely unaware that there are low– and no–down payment assistance programs available […]

Olympic Hopeful is a Real Estate Hero With Down Payment Resource

Olympic Hopeful is a Real Estate Hero With Down Payment Resource

Amber Bennett is simultaneously pursuing two big goals – her dream to compete in the Olympics in beach volleyball and her real estate career. “Most athletes need to find a flexible job to earn a living while training. As a Realtor, I can have a career on my terms without giving up my Olympic dream,” […]

Programs That Can Help You With a Down Payment on a Home

Programs That Can Help You With a Down Payment on a Home

If you’re like most first-time homebuyers, the down payment is your biggest hurdle to getting into a home of your own. It makes sense — buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ve ever made and you don’t have the proceeds from a previous home sale to use for your down payment. Down payment […]

Down Payment Help for Our Community Heroes

Down Payment Help for Our Community Heroes

Nearly 13 percent of programs offer special incentives for law enforcement, first responders, educators and military The Down Payment Resource (DPR) Second Quarter 2018 Homeownership Program Index (HPI) shows that the number of total programs increased to 2,527, up 24 programs from the previous quarter. Eighty-six (86) percent of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, […]

5 Affordable Housing Principles for Every Real Estate Pro

5 Affordable Housing Principles for Every Real Estate Pro

Our company is celebrating 10 years in business this year. And yes, that means we launched a housing startup in the shadow of the housing crisis. We wanted to solve a long standing problem in real estate — helping homebuyers and professionals access hard-to-find information about homeownership programs. Milestones like this give you an opportunity […]


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