According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 8 in 10 Americans say buying a home is a priority, and 28 million Americans actually plan to buy within the next 12 months. Homeownership provides many financial and nonfinancial benefits, so that interest is ... » Learn More about How To Make Your Dream of Homeownership a Reality
What You Should Know About Closing Costs
Before you buy a home, it’s important to plan ahead. While most buyers consider how much they need to save for a down payment, many are surprised by the closing costs they have to pay. To ensure you aren’t caught off guard when it’s time to close on your home, you need to ... » Learn More about What You Should Know About Closing Costs
What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?
If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. In the last year, high inflation had a big impact ... » Learn More about What Are Your Goals in the Housing Market This Year?
Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers
Are you prepping to buy your first home? If so, one of the steps you should take early on is making sure you’re financially ready for your purchase. Here are just a few of the financial fundamentals you’ll need to focus on as you set out to buy a home. Build Your Credit Your credit ... » Learn More about Financial Fundamentals for First-Time Homebuyers
Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year
If you’re buying or selling a home this year, you’re likely saving up for a variety of expenses. For buyers, that might include things like your down payment and closing costs. And for sellers, you’re probably working on a bit of spring cleaning and maintenance to spruce up your house ... » Learn More about Using Your Tax Refund To Achieve Your Homeownership Goals This Year
6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month
Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. Today, 65.6% of Americans call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to ... » Learn More about 6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month
Great News for Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Home Buyers
Great News! Home Ownership in Corvallis and Albany just got more affordable. FHA announced this morning in mortgagee letter 2017-01 that they are dropping the monthly mortgage insurance premium. The annualized rate was .85% and it will now be .60%, a reduction of .25%. On a 250,000 FHA loan, that ... » Learn More about Great News for Corvallis and Albany, Oregon Home Buyers