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First-Time Buyer Video Series

If you’re considering buying your first home, there’s a new video series to add to you watch list. Produced by the National Association of Realtors, the eight-episode series is not your typical how-to tutorial.  Instead, the series is produced in the style of House Hunters and other popular tv shows. …Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Jan 06,2021 | Tagged in: , , , ,

Buying a First Home During a Pandemic

Buying your first home can be nerve wracking.  Buying it during a pandemic could make it more so.  But, don’t let anxiety stop you.  Paul Hope, writing for Consumer Reports, offers a few tips for buying smart  in the era of COVID19.  He notes that there is reason for optimism…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Jun 30,2020 | Tagged in: , , ,

What Millennials Want in a Home

Millennials are now the largest segment of the home-buying population. That means that if you’re selling your home, it’s a good idea to know exactly what features can attract millennials and differentiate your home from others in your neighborhood. Michele Lerner, writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, explains what appeals to…Read More

Filed under Buying a home on Feb 25,2020 | Tagged in: , , , , ,

County Loans for First-Time Home Buyers

If you have not owned a home in the last three years, you could receive up to $10,000 for closing costs from Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery Counties to help you buy a home in one of those counties.  Eligibility depends on income and other factors, and the funds may…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Dec 24,2019 | Tagged in: , , , , ,

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

It’s fun to look at online real estate listings, and exciting to be searching for your first home.  But excitement can quickly turn to shock if you make some common mistakes as you start the home buying process.  This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer covers some of the most common…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Nov 07,2019 | Tagged in: , , ,

First-Timer Flashback

Buying a first home involves plenty of anticipation and stress.  It also offers lessons you’ll only learn after going through the process.  To help newbies navigate through their own first-time home buying experience, Realtor.com offers “What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home.” The article highlights a…Read More

Filed under Buying a home on Aug 21,2019 | Tagged in: , , , ,

Are You Mortgage Ready?

First time home buyer? The first month of the year is the perfect time to resolve to be mortgage ready. There’s a lot to know about applying and qualifying for a mortgage, about types of loans, interest rates and settlement costs. You’ll also want to understand your options in lenders,…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Mortgage on Jan 10,2018 | Tagged in: , , ,

Top 10 Tips for First Time Buyers

Buying a home is a big deal, both in the excitement factor and the investment reality. It’s easy to focus on what you want vs. what’s best for you in terms of affordability, home condition, location and your future. If you’re buying your first home, here are 10 tips to…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers on Nov 16,2017 | Tagged in: , , ,

Buy, Baby, Buy!

The cost of renting an apartment, condo or home rose this past spring, outpacing the rise in home prices. For renters waiting for the right time to buy a first home, that time may be now. In an article published in USA Today, Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s head of economic research,…Read More

Filed under Home Buyers, Renting on Jun 29,2015 | Tagged in: , , ,

3% Down-Payment Loans Help First Time Homebuyers

Many first time home buyers can afford the monthly cost of mortgage, but come up short on the cash requirements for a down payment. That may change with the help of new government programs that will offer 3% down-payment loans to qualified borrowers. Fannie Mae’s My Community Mortgage program, open…Read More

Filed under Buying a home, Home Buyers on Jan 02,2015 | Tagged in: , ,

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