First Time Buyer

First Time Buyer

You have a desire to own a home and make a smart financial investment when purchasing your first house. Here you’ll find home searching tips, relevant housing market statistics, financial and investment information, articles about first time buyer grants, along with plenty of other valuable resources.

What to Look for in Your First Home

What to Look for in Your First Home

06/16/16

Most first time home buyers are well aware that the process of searching for and buying a home can be an overwhelming experience, and all the decision making involved may be stressful. There is so much involved in the process, from researching mortgage companies and interest rates to thinking about ...
Home Buying Trends of 2016

Home Buying Trends of 2016

05/24/16

2016 will continue to see the climb in home sales and prices of the past few years, albeit not as rapid. But homebuyers should not see this slow down as a sign of a faltering market; it’s simply the market nearing its return to normalcy. 2016 will no doubt continue to be a fantastic year to bu...
How to Save For a Mortgage Down Payment

How to Save For a Mortgage Down Payment

02/23/16

The allure of owning your home is enticing. The privacy to do as you please and the freedom to create the environment of your dreams take over our thoughts as we fork over the latest rent payment. If you think owning a home is impossible, think again. If you have decent credit and a stable job, it c...
The Fed Raised Interest Rates in December: What Does that Mean for Me in the Year Ahead?

The Fed Raised Interest Rates in December: What Does that Mean for Me in the Year Ahead?

01/27/16

In December 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to raise interest rates for the first time in seven years. This freeze in interest rates was seen as necessary in response to the worst recession since The Great Depression. But now the economy is trending upward, and the Fed is seek...
Is It Cheaper to Buy a House In the New Year?

Is It Cheaper to Buy a House In the New Year?

01/08/16

Once the glitzy New Year’s parties are over and 2016 has officially begun, it’s time to put those resolutions for a fresh start into effect. If this is the year you’ve determined to be the one where you finally buy that new home, don’t hesitate because the beginning of the ye...
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When Looking for a House to Purchase, Look for These Clear Signs of Value

When Looking for a House to Purchase, Look for These Clear Signs of Value

12/17/15

For most first-time home buyers, signs of a home’s value aren’t immediately apparent upon initial glance. However, if you know what to look for, you can start determining its value before you even pull up to the curb. The neighborhood. Doing your research on the neighborhood will tell ...
8 Ways to Help Save for a New House

8 Ways to Help Save for a New House

10/07/15

Save some money for a new house—sounds easy enough, right? Well, it turns out that saving enough money to purchase a house takes some tough decisions and temporary life changes. But if you can get through it, you will be rewarded on the other side with the home of your dreams. But how do you ...
Owning a Home Can Help You Retire Comfortably – and Maybe Even Early

Owning a Home Can Help You Retire Comfortably – and Maybe Even Early

08/13/15

Retirement seems so far away when we are young. It’s easy to completely forget about it when life is moving fast and our only worries seem to be what is right in front of us. But eventually that day will come, and those who prepare early will still be living the good life when night clubs...
5 Steps to Buying Your First Home

5 Steps to Buying Your First Home

05/20/15

Buying your first home is one of the largest and most exciting decisions of your life. It’s the beginning of your life’s next chapter. A home is more than just the place you live--it’s a reflection of you. When you choose your first home, you’ll ultimately decide on one that ...
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Splendid Spaces: Bringing the colors of the fall indoors

Splendid Spaces: Bringing the colors of the fall indoors

10/01/14

Taking a hayride, visiting a pumpkin patch, playing a game of pickup football, and having a Thanksgiving feast. If you're like me, then you're probably able to picture these activities in your head pretty easily. What do you see? Do you see the light yellow hay? How about the orange pumpkins or the ...

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