Buying a Home Articles

Down payment assistance is available in Illinois, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or not. Check out this list of available programs and the requirements you need to be aware of to make sure you qualify.

Do you need help with your down payment to purchase a house in Florida? You’re in luck: Florida has a host of down payment assistance programs available. Here are the requirements for the most popular programs.

There are many key steps to a home purchase where mistakes can be made. First-time homebuyers, in particular, need to build credit, set a budget, and choose a good real estate agent and mortgage lender early.

How can gig-economy workers — Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts, freelancers — get a mortgage when they can’t verify stable income? Lenders are slowly adapting, but here’s what you can do now to get a mortgage.

Ilyce R. Glink, best-selling author of “100 Questions Every First-time Home Buyer Should Ask,” answers questions about buying a house in today’s homebuying market.

First-time homebuyers knee deep in the search for their first home need to ask the right questions to make sure their first-choice house is the right fit. Ask a Lender asked experienced Realtors what questions they pose before buying.

Down payment assistance is available in Texas for homebuyers who need it — whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or not. Find out what programs are available and whether or not you qualify.

Should homebuyers be worried about a recession?
July 3, 2018
  |   Updated: July 3, 2018

The rate on 10-year Treasury bonds has been stagnant, indicating investors fear the economy is slowing, while the rate on 2-year bonds has been increasing. If the 10-year rate should fall below the 2-year rate, it could indicate a recession is looming.

It is essential for first-time homebuyers to be informed about their options, rights and responsibilities. Homebuyer education classes and housing counseling are a fantastic first step on the path to homeownership.

We all know about the financial perks of owning a home, but what about the social benefits? Ask a Lender looks at how being a homeowner can positively impact your health, happiness and family, as well as your outlook on life.

Home construction has lagged behind the level needed for a healthy stock of homes for sale, creating a deficit of up to 5 million units. Recent increases in new construction should help unlock the housing market over the next two years.