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Tag Archives: First-Time Homebuyer

The Makings of a First-Time Homebuyer

A homebuyers’ journey takes many stages during the course of their life. From renting to owning, the characteristics of homebuyers change, and Liberty Street Economics  and the Federal ...

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The Great Property Divide

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the April edition of the MReport, available online.   As winter turns to spring, people begin to reflect on their lifestyle and ...

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Buying Like It’s 1999

According to a recent report, the second quarter of 2017 revealed first-time homebuyers purchasing homes at the highest rate during a second quarter since 1999. What could be fueling this buying frenzy?

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New Couch Syndrome: The Real Deal

First-time homebuyers spend their money differently than experienced homebuyers after they move, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Using data ...

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The 20 Percent Downpayment: A Thing of the Past?

Recent data hints that the 20 percent downpayment may not be entirely necessary anymore. First-time homebuyers are increasingly pursuing different vehicles to obtain their dream of being a homeowner. They also account for almost half the total homes purchased in the first quarter of 2017, a number which continues to rise.

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Evolving to Serve the Millennial Homebuyer

Outside of pockets of extreme growth such as Silicon Valley, today’s consumers seem to be holding onto their money rather than putting it into a home. In response, the mortgage industry must evolve to reach the first-time homebuyer, and understanding millennials is the key.

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