Posts Tagged ‘homebuyer’

January is the New Home Buying Season Opener

Spring starts Home Shopping season, right?  Wrong!  Realtor.com reports January is the new April of  home buying.  Since 2015 people are beginning the home search earlier, with the highest number of 2019 listing views in 1 out of 5 markets. With rising home prices and lower inventories, shoppers are beginning their searches earlier, often using…

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Paying it Forward: Shared Equity Home Purchase Programs

As you consider paying it forward in the season of giving, FannieMae has created a home buying program that does just that.  It is called the Shared Equity Program and it allows borrowers to purchase homes at below market prices.  In exchange, those borrowers must agree to sell the property ONLY to other income-qualified (buyer’s…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home in November

Motivated sellers = more price reductions.  Statistics show more price reductions on home bought in November and December.  If you are looking for your new home now, you can negotiate with confidence, knowing the statistics will bear you up.  If someone offered a higher price, it would have already sold, unless there was a problem…

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Millennials Are Changing First Time Home Buying

The face of majority home buyers in 2019 is millennial.  Their home buying approach is different than previous generations. Tech and connectivity influences Millennial homebuying decisions.  According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, or NAR,  millennial home buyers are looking for smart home devices, starting with locks, lights, thermostats and more.  The…

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Budget to Keep Your Home Great

Buying a home is an exciting time.  It is also a great time to analyze your current spending and whether you need to make some adjustments when you close on your new home.  There are automatically some bills that will be different when you move.  Monthly bills that will change when you move: Your monthly…

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