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Blog Category: First-Time Homebuyer

How Parents Can Help Their Grown Children Finance and Buy Their Own Home

When the time comes to purchase a first home, questions about financing and down payments are sure to arise. The buyer will be asking how much money should I save to buy a home? Parents often wonder how they can help their grown children pay for a home. And everyone is curious about what’s the best way to go ... More

How to Buy Your First Home When You’re Expecting or Adopting a Baby

Is Buying a House While Pregnant Wise? Buying a home always comes with challenges and obstacles. If you’re in the process of buying a house and having a baby at the same time, those challenges multiply. The same can also be true if you are adopting a child. So, which comes first? Mortgage or baby? Truthfully, it’... More

How to Best Navigate Selling Your First Home and Buying Your Second

How to Best Navigate Selling Your First Home and Buying Your Second

How Do You Sell a House and Buy One at the Same Time? If you thought that buying your first home felt like a whirlwind, wait until you decide to purchase your second home. You may find yourself longing for the simpler process of going from a renter to a homeowner. What makes moving from your current home ... More

Mortgage Options for People with Bad Credit

Mortgage Options for People with Bad Credit

How Can I Get Approved for a Loan With Bad Credit? When interest rates are low, it’s a great time to apply for a home loan. But for many borrowers, there’s an “if” involved in that statement. When interest rates are low, it’s a great time to buy a home IF you have a good ... More

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

How Much Can I Borrow With a 700 Credit Score? A high credit score is your golden ticket to a low-interest rate home loan. So if you are among the nearly 58% of Americans with a FICO credit score above 700, your borrowing power is strong. ... More

What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know About Fixer-Uppers

Is It a Good Idea to Buy a Fixer-Upper? While first-time homebuyer loans, grants and other programs can save you a lot, the first place to look for first-time homebuying savings is at a home’s selling price. Buying a home is expensive, therefore anything a first-time homebuyer can do to reduce the cost, like purchasing a lower-cost ... More

First-Time Homebuyer Qualifications and Benefits

What Are the Requirements for a First-Time Homebuyer Loan? Are you curious if you qualify as a first-time homebuyer? Good. Let's begin with this: you don’t need to be purchasing your first home to be a first-time homebuyer. Confused? Don’t be, and don’t allow a misleading name to keep you away from powerful programs that ... More

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

What First-Time Homebuyers Need to Know and How to Avoid Mistakes Buying your first home can be an amazing experience as long as you know the first-time homebuyer mistakes to avoid. Being a smart first-time homebuyer takes a little learning, a little effort and a lot of self-control at certain points. When you follow these eight first-time homebuyer ... More

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Strategies

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Strategies

How Can I Get Money for a Down Payment on a House? When deciding to buy your first home, there are two important factors you need to address right off the bat. One, can I afford the monthly payment? Two, how much do I need to put down on a home? For most first-time homebuyers, the tougher of ... More

First Time Homebuyer Loans and Programs

First-Time Homebuyer Loans and Programs

Which Loan Is Best for First-Time Homebuyers? If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time homebuyer, you are probably wondering about mortgages. How much does a first-time homebuyer have to put down? How can I get a first-time homebuyer’s loan with no credit? Where should a first-time homebuyer start? ... More

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