Mortgage Too High? How to Refinance Your Home



When you secure a mortgage for a new home or for one that you already own in order to make improvements or to cover an emergency, you might think that you can afford the rate that is offered. After a few years of paying the same rate,

Higher Mortgage Rates stifling the plans of first time home buyers



The recent surge in mortgage rates is hindering the plans of first time home buyers to purchase this spring.  According to a report recently released by the realtor.com, the increase in mortgage rates in the last two months of 2016 have

First Time Buyers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know



Regardless of the market cycle, first time buyers always make up a significant portion in any market. That’s just as true today with millennials entering the first time buyers’ market at an ever-increasing pace.

Expenses That Can Surprise First Time Buyers



It’s a tough and tight market out there for everyone looking to buy a home in this strong sellers’ market. Second and third time buyers have a few advantages because they have been through the process before and know there are buying expenses beyond the down payment. Additionally, now that most homes are no longer […]

DPR and eHome America Announce Expanded Partnership During National Homeownership Month



eHome America and Atlanta based Down Payment Resource recently announced an expanded partnership to help enhance awareness of online homebuyer education and the availability of programs for down payment and closing cost help, affordable mortgages and tax credits. Homebuyers can now benefit from a redesigned online education platform, enabling them to directly explore available homeownership […]

Tips for First Time Homebuyers



Buying a home is an awesome experience; its fun to search for new homes in your budget, and even more fun to think about how you would decorate it, having family get-togethers, and maybe starting a family in your house. But, all too often, people make mistakes, especially when it comes to buying their first […]

Homebuyers Worry Most About Cost and Competition in Latest Redfin Survey



SEATTLE — May 27, 2016 — Affordability is the main concern keeping homebuyers up at night, according to a survey of 975 buyers conducted this month by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. One in four respondents cited affordability as their top concern in buying a home, making it the most common response. Competition […]

Sales of Existing Homes Increased in May



According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, sales of existing homes increased in May to reach their highest pace for nearly 6 years. This increase is at least partly due to greater numbers of first-time buyers. All major regions saw sales increase in May with the Northeast registering the greatest differences. The total […]

Finding Out What’s Really Important in a Home



Buying a home can take a few short months or even years to complete, particularly when it is your first home. An article in AOL.com points out that your criteria will probably change along the way, but it does pay to think about what’s important to you in a property before you really start searching. […]

Lennar Corp., ready to build homes to rent



Lennar Corp., one of the nation’s largest home builders, is “considering” a move to build homes intended to rent if first-time home buyers continue to be reluctant, said Stuart Miller, the builder’s chief executive, in a quarterly conference call Thursday.

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