Be a Better Buyer: Ramp Up Your Homeownership Knowledge With These Resources

We’ve all heard it before — financial literacy and education is key to helping us become more prepared homebuyers. But, the internet is a big place. So, where do you begin? What experts should you follow?

We pulled together a short list of resources recently highlighted at an Urban Institute seminar about Barriers to Accessing Homeownership. Whether you want a person to be your guide or favor online tools, you’ll find something that fits your needs in this line up. keep reading

Be a Savvy Homebuyer in Your Market

We all have that savvy friend. You know, the one who seems to have a resource, tip or connection for every hurdle in life. Do you have a go-to person for home buying? Fortunately, with a little research YOU could be that person for yourself and others in your life.

Research paid off for this New York buyer

Take a note from Kimberly Lewis, a textile and wallpaper designer, who bought her first place in Brooklyn after doing her homework, having a vision, and packing some extra patience until she found just the right place…at the right price. keep reading

How to Start Saving for a Home When You’re Still Renting

by Beth Kotz

If you’re used to living in a cramped apartment and paying rent to a landlord who never fixes anything, then you’ve probably dreamed about ending the tenant life and finding yourself a home to call your own. It doesn’t need to stop as a dream, nor does homeownership require extraordinary wealth. With some prioritizing, planning, research and smart money management, you can afford a down payment on a home. keep reading