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18
Apr

Finding Your Way Home

If your resolution is to get into a new home this year, it’s important to find the right one. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right location and the right type of home for you. Whether you currently rent or own your home, you already understand the importance of location. It’s …

13
Feb

Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes Make Healthy Families!

Energy efficiency saves money for renters and homeowners alike. Single family developers and builders of multifamily rental properties, now more than ever realize and capitalize on the benefits of cost saving sustainable construction and energy efficient amenities. “Green” building has gone mainstream. We want our first-time home buyers to reap the benefits a healthy and …

2
Feb

Home Inspections save you lots of money

What to Expect From Your Home Inspection So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid …

23
Nov

Housing, family and holidays go hand-in-hand!

Without families there would be no housing and the holidays bring families together like no other time of the year. Whether near or far, we find a way to celebrate with others during the holidays, and Thanksgiving is the kind of holiday that draws us towards home.  Each family has its own Thanksgiving traditions, and …

16
Nov

5 Questions to ask your Realtor

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may be wondering what is the first step for buying a home.  The first step for first-time homebuyers is often choosing a Realtor to help locate the right home, in the best neighborhood at a price you can afford. But how do you find the best ones out of all the available …

6
Nov

Looking to buy a home? Start with some housing websites and cool apps

Here is a home buying tool box for anyone who is looking to buy a home in the near future. Luckily, there is no shortage of online resources and apps to help prospective buyers think critically about how much mortgage they’d truly be comfortable with — regardless of what the bank may be willing to …

2
Nov

Obstacles to Homeownership: Perceived or Real?

The belief Americans have in the power of homeownership and their desire to participate in the American Dream may be hampered by some perceived obstacles preventing them from reacing that goal. However, studies have shown that many of the obstacles mentioned are not real. A recent study by Fannie Mae titled, What Do Consumers Know …

1
Nov

More single women buying homes

First-time buyers increase after 3 years of declines. That according to an article by Kelsey Ramirez of HousingWire magazine. Single-women increased their share in the market, hitting levels not seen since 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors’ annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey. While married couples make up the largest share …

11
Oct

Take The Energy Efficiency Test

Are You the Brightest Bulb? Let’s find out together. Do your homework when considering financing energy perks for your home. Shop around for an option that best suits your situation, making sure you understand the terms and risks of each option. When it comes to saving energy – and money – in the home, we …

6
Oct

What is a Brown Bag home buyers meeting?

Well, I am so very glad that you asked that question. A Brown Bag home buyers meeting is a mini version of a regular 8-hour home buyers meeting. Our Brown Bag partners include loan officers, credit counselors, Realtors and home inspectors. Here at the Housing Finance Authority (HFA), Brown Bag events are an opportunity for us to …

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