First-Time Homebuyer

Best and Worst Places for Millennial Home-Buying

November 21st, 2017
Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of...

Regional Spotlight: Mid-Atlantic Awash With Activity

May 8th, 2017
Regional Spotlight—The Mid-Atlantic region is awash with real estate activity this spring, with real estate practitioners in the area expecting a busier season overall, according to a recently released survey. “After a solid 2016, the Mid-Atlantic real estate market is...

NAR: Disconnect Between Homebuyer Aspirations and Realities

February 2nd, 2017
Eight out of 10 non-homeowners recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) identify owning a home as part of the American Dream. Their realities—limited affordable housing, perceived lack of a down payment, and student debt—are hampering those aspirations....

Will Housing become Better under Trump? Half of Americans Think So

January 29th, 2017
Americans are “cautiously optimistic” about the housing market, with 69 percent recently surveyed by ValueInsured believing 2017 will be a better year for real estate than 2016, and 52 percent believing housing will become more favorable under the Trump Administration....

Millennials Patient, Thrifty when It Comes to Homeownership

January 11th, 2017
Though millennials perceive homeownership as a vital component to the American Dream, they are also accepting of the realities of owning a first home, according to a new survey by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Eighty-five percent of the first-time...

Are Higher Mortgage Rates Scaring Off First-Time Homebuyers?

January 22nd, 2017
First-time homebuyers are shying away from their plans to purchase this spring, according to a recently released report by®, due to the surge in mortgage rates in the last two months of 2016. Though rates have deflated since the...

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