Posts Tagged ‘down payment’

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from HUD, Census and […]

Owning a Home is Important to All Generations

Friday, October 12th, 2018

All generations agree that homeownership is an important piece of the American Dream, but there are still many people who are unsure of how to achieve that dream in today’s market. Let’s get together to get you on the right path and to talk about how you can achieve your American Dream in our market […]

Having Trouble Saving Enough for Your Down Payment? Crowdfund It!

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

You read that right! First-time buyers across the country are getting creative when it comes to saving the necessary down payment to buy a home. Many couples are asking their wedding guests to contribute to their “Down Payment Fund” rather than fulfilling a traditional registry. This is fueled by the fact that many couples live […]

You don’t need 20% for a Down Payment to Buy a Home!

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for homebuyers, but it doesn’t have to be! Almost half of all homebuyers are unfamiliar with alternative down payment options (which allow as little at 3% down). Whether you have just started to save for a down payment, or have been saving for years, you […]

It’s Tax Season… Use Your Refund to Jump Start Your Down Payment Savings!

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Coloradans can expect an estimated average tax refund of $2,539 this year when filing their taxes. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals; for anyone looking to buy a home in 2018, this can be a […]

How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each state? Using data from the United […]

Millennials Flock to Low Down Payment Programs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A recent report released by Down Payment Resource shows that 65% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with a low down payment of 6% or less in the month of January. The trend continued through all buyers with a mortgage, as 62% made a down payment of less than 20%, which is consistent with findings […]

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down payment to Buy NOW!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a […]

3 Questions most Buyers don’t know the answer to

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions every buyer must know the answer to: What is the minimum down payment required to purchase a home? What is the minimum FICO score required to qualify for a mortgage? […]

Mortgage Rates are STILL at historic lows

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year ago (3.80%).  This is great news for homebuyers who are dealing with rising prices due to a low inventory of homes for sale in many […]



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