The Hidden Costs Many First-Time Homebuyers Have Never Heard Of

Many of today’s homebuyers are suffering from sticker shock—and not just over astronomical home prices. Nearly half of homeowners, 44%, report they weren’t aware of the costs associated with buying a home, according to a Realtor.com® survey in July of nearly 3,000 adults, including 1,800 homeowners. (About 400 of the respondents were buyers who purchased […]

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Be Clear on Co-Signing Perils

Younger home buyers frequently look to parents or grandparents to help them get into a first home. However, rising home prices and interest rates are presenting challenges for first-time buyers these days, resulting in some turning to co-signed mortgage loans.  There’s little doubt such joint purchases are on the rise. Of home purchase loans in […]

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