Category: Budget / Plan to Buy

Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

Not surprisingly, many young military veterans receive little financial education during active duty. Because they are laser-focused on defending our country and doing their duty, there is time for little else. So, once they have been discharged, many are just beginning to learn about saving, as well as how to build their credit and buy.....

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Home Affordability – Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

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Home Affordability

The all-important spring home-buying season is upon us, and there are a few reasons for buyers to be optimistic. Mortgage rates have dropped compared to last fall, inventories are rising and signed contracts jumped 4.6 percent in January, according to the National Association of Realtors. Yet problems persist, especially when it comes to affordability. The.....

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Can’t Afford to Buy? Here’s a Path to Homeownership

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Can’t Afford to Buy? Here’s a Path to Homeownership

With interest rates and home prices continuing to rise, millions of potential first-time homeowners struggle to find a way to qualify for a mortgage loan and afford their first home. And these potential first-time home buyers will continue to face plenty of obstacles in 2019. Part of the problem has been a lack of affordable.....

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First-Time Homebuyer DPA Earns High Marks

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First-Time Homebuyer DPA Earns High Marks

Down payment assistance programs and first-time homebuyer solutions have been around for decades, but few programs succeed on a consistent basis – much less thrive. U.S. mortgage lenders have worked with community development programs and budget-challenged state housing programs over the years, but some mortgage originators find such sources to be difficult solutions for their.....

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Real Help for First-Time Homeowners

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Real Help for First-Time Homeowners

With housing prices continuing to climb higher throughout the country, first-time home buyers are finding it more difficult to afford a home. And the price increases are expected to continue at least through 2020. The latest Reuters poll of nearly 45 analysts taken May 16-June 5 showed the S&P/Case Shiller composite index of home prices.....

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Real Estate Niche: Luxury Student Housing That Gets an “A”

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Real Estate Niche Luxury Student Housing That Gets an A

Rising Demand for Luxurious Student Housing Housing options for college students have expanded exponentially, not unlike the choice of majors and courses now available. And after freshman year, the housing that students can move into both on and off campus is light years from what most of their parents experienced decades before in uninspired buildings.....

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