In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below):When you continually hear how rates are […]Read More Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home […]Read More Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days. The question is, if you […]Read More Keys to Selling Your House Virtually
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The uncertainty the world faces today due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many things to change. The way we interact, the way we do business, even the way we buy and sell real estate is changing. This is a moment in time that’s even sparking some buyers to search for a better deal on a […]Read More Today’s Homebuyers Want Lower Prices. Sellers Disagree.
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If you’re looking to buy a house, you’re probably eager and excited. That’s fine, but just keep in mind that in this heightened emotional state, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment and behave, well, not perfectly. This can lead to trouble since, just like anything else, buying a home comes with its own […]Read More 5 Unwritten Rules Home Buyers Might Not Even Realize are a Big Deal
The association says changes to FHA financing qualifications will bring more entry-level homes to the market, helping to meet buyer demand. REALTOR® Magazine Staff The National Association of REALTORS®, after reviewing the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new condominium financing rules, says the guidance affords property owners greater flexibility in the qualification process for […]Read More NAR: New Condo Rules Will Open More Doors for Buyers
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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 […]Read More Be Clear on Co-Signing Perils