Home Buyers Archive

FHA Lowers Pricing to Reflect Less Risk

The FHA announced important changes to the pricing of its mortgage insurance today. This change will help to shore up the long-term solvency of its mortgage insurance fund, improve affordability and sustainability for most borrowers, and price in a...

2015 Resolution: Save for a House?

Many people make New Year’s Resolutions as the calendar flips from December 31st to January 1st. Often times, at the top of the list (along with trimming the waist line) is saving money and paying down debt. Many people...

Building the Buyer and Seller Relationship

Buyer and seller use of a real estate agent in the process of buying or selling a home remains at a historical high. On the buying side, 88 percent of buyers purchased a home while using a real estate...

Identifying Top Metro Areas Attractive to Baby Boomer Buyers

Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of Baby Boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants on the labor market. NAR...

Thanksgiving: Home for Hosting — Or Maybe Just Dining Out

The American Dream of homeownership is not only about a financial investment, it’s about a place to call home. The number one reason 24 percent of buyers buy a home is the desire to own a home of their...