homebuyers

Despite Increased Inventory, First-Time Homebuyers Deterred From Purchasing

After taking a direct hit in 2012 during the economic slump, and then rising gently in 2013, the national inventory of homes for sale has jumped 11.8 percent in May. However, most of the homes were in the top and middle thirds of the market. Homes in the most affordable price bracket, most favored by first time homebuyers, has been falling [...]

Five Tips for Buyers in a Seller's Market

Any time the market changes; your buying strategy should too. During a buyer’s market, buyers can make more demands to sellers over their homes’ price and condition. During a seller’s market, buyers have to concede the upper hand to sellers. So, in a seller’s market, these 5 tips will help you get what you want.

 

Insurance 101 for First-Time Homeowners

If you're thinking of becoming a homeowner, you've likely spent time budgeting for additional expenses - property taxes, lawn care, a big-screen TV to fill up that extra space...you get the idea. But have you factored in protection for your new home?
While you're crunching numbers, remember to include homeowners insurance. A standard policy will cover exterior and interior damage from incidents like vandalism, fire, wind and lightning. 

Stress Relieving Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Buying your first home can be both terrifying and wonderful all at once. Be prepared to invest in a financial investment like this by hiring professionals and making smart decisions. If home is where the heart is, allow yourself the time and care in finding the best possible place for you and your family!

7 Ways To Simplify Your Move

It’s no secret – moving is stressful. There are a million and one things to consider and even more to plan and pack. You want to cut down your to do list as much as possible and part of that is getting prepared for the big day ahead of time. These tips will help your transition smoothly into your new home.

How to Succeed in the First Year in Your Home

Moving into a new place can be full of excitement, anxiety, and emotional breakdowns; however, this melting pot of emotions is completely expected and understandable. But once you’re settled in, it will be smooth sailing from there, right? Maybe.

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How Millennial Homebuyers Are at a Disadvantage

Buying a home can prove difficult depending on location, price, and rates; however, chances might be even harder for those a part of this generation: Millennials. For all those individuals born from the 1980s to late 1990’s, also known as the children of the Baby Boomers generation, can anticipate a harder time when looking into the housing market.

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Weekly Mortgage Applications for Homebuyers Hit Highest Level in 9 Years

 

Two weeks of rising rates are taking their toll on homeowners hoping to refinance, but homebuyers are not pulling back.

Mortgage applications to purchase a home rose 1% last week from the previous week and were 7% higher than a year ago. Purchase applications reached their highest level since April [...]