House to Home

Countdown to Homeownership

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 10/20/16 6:30 PM

Maybe you are kicking around the idea of buying a home but you’re still a few months out?

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Home, Buying, homebuying, preparedness, prepping, planning, timeline

Homebuying Affordability Increases

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/28/16 8:15 PM

Thanks in part to income increases and lower mortgage rates, it’s more affordable to be a homeowner in most markets nationwide, according to an article on NationalMortgageNews.com.

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Topics: Mortgage, First Time Home Buyers, Mortgage Market, homebuying, mortgage rates

First Time Homebuyers Challenge

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/16/16 8:30 PM

While the number of first time homebuyers from August 2015 to August 2016 went from 35% to 51%, different challenges for first time home buyers emerge.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, homebuying, homebuyer

First-Time Homebuyers Rising

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 7/25/16 7:30 PM

Mortgage News Daily reports that first-time home buyers increased in June by a “modest percentage”, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Market, Home Buyer, home buyers, Mortgage Market, home buying

4 Fixer-Upper Tips

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/28/16 8:30 PM

Buying a fixer-upper is a popular maneuver for first time homebuyers and those looking for their dream home without the dream home price tag.

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Renovate, Home Buyer, home buyers, renovation, home buying, fixer-upper, rehab

Down Payment Savings Tips

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/15/16 5:30 PM

One concern of many first time home buyers is saving money for a down payment. Saving, after all, can be difficult to do when you’re already paying rent, right? Wrong!

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Topics: First Time Home Buyers, Savings, Home Buyer, homebuying, tips, downpayment, down payment

Confidence in Homebuying

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/13/16 4:30 PM

If having the confidence to take the first step toward homeownership seems like a distant dream, then you should wake up. Those who lack confidence in homebuying could be missing out on the advantages of an otherwise opportune time to call yourself a first-time home buyer!

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Topics: Mortgage, First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, home buyers

Home Repair Costs

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 6/8/16 6:30 PM

Now that you’re officially a homeowner and your victory dance is done, you’re tasked with keeping your home in good shape.

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Topics: Rates, First Time Home Buyers, Home, Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, repair

Explanation Letter: Explained

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 5/4/16 8:30 PM

If you’ve begun the process as a first time homebuyer, at some point or another, you could be asked to provide a Letter of Explanation. If it sounds scary – know that it’s not.

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Topics: Loans, First Time Home Buyers, Home Loans, home buyers, letter of explanation

The Skinny on Student Loans

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 4/4/16 7:30 PM

Student loan debt is a hurdle facing many millennials as they become interested in becoming first-time homebuyers. But is it a hurdle that can’t be overcome? Here’s the skinny on student loan debt and mortgages.

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Topics: Loans, Mortgage, First Time Home Buyers, Credit, student loans, Home Buyer, reduce, DTI, debt

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