Four New Year Steps for Every Renter

 

Life is full of surprises. Don’t let the unexpected events of last year keep you from setting new year goals for 2021. 

It’s time to look forward and decide on your priorities for the coming year. If owning a home is on your list, these four simple steps can help jump start your journey to homeownership.
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Homebuying Success During a Pandemic

Buying a home is more challenging than ever in today’s Pandemic-driven housing market.  While mortgage rates are historically low, so is inventory.  Housing prices in the U.S. are up an average of 4% vs. last year at this time, and many markets are consistently experiencing overbids and multiple offers.  

This doesn’t mean first-time buyers should give up on buying a home, but it does take more planning, time, and effort.  Given below are some tips to help you more easily navigate the process. keep reading

Latest HPI Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Homeownership Programs

Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for homebuyer programs, today released its Third Quarter 2020 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The number of total programs is 2,340, and over 81 percent (81.1%) of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers, down a little less than 2 percent from the previous HPI. 

Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,138 program administrators to track and update the country’s wide range of homeownership programs, including down payment and closing cost programs, Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs), affordable first mortgages and more.  keep reading