Using gift funds for your downpayment? For first-time home buyers, the lack of down payment is among the greatest roadblocks. Family members willing to pitch in financially are a boon to getting into a home sooner than it would happen otherwise. In fact, 25 percent of … [Read more...] about Gift funds – 25 Percent of First Time Home Buyers Say Yes
By now you’ve heard that the Federal Reserve dropped its key interest rate by .25%. How can you best take advantage of these falling rates? I have clients who want to refinance for any number of reasons but originally thought the best approach was to wait for rates to drop … [Read more...] about How to Best Take Advantage of Falling Interest Rates
Down payments are common for first-time homebuyers. It seems that the initial financial stab at home ownership is among the greatest roadblocks of owning a home, especially in high-cost urban housing markets. Gift funds are often the answer. Family members willing to pitch in … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with gift funds as a down payment?
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I usually don’t put share links to apps that I love, but in this case, it can help you when you're saving for a down payment – really. I use it myself. When the market last year skyrocketed in the early months then took a nosedive at the end of the year, I still did well. To … [Read more...] about Saving for a Down Payment? There’s an App for That.
With today’s surging real estate prices, you may be priced out of the market. If you can't afford to buy where you want to live, there is a solution. Don't stand by the sidelines as values keep shooting upwards. If you do, prices will always be just out of reach. Maybe you … [Read more...] about Help! I’m Priced Out of the Market!