6 Steps for Buyers Competing in a Tight Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re the newbie buyer on the block right now, it’s tough out there. How can you be more competitive when you’re up against tight inventory and higher prices? Plus, if you’re currently renting, you don’t have equity from a home sale to help fund your down payment.

These six ideas can help you (finally!) score a home of your own. keep reading

Manufactured Homes, Plus Down Payment Assistance, Could Be an Affordable Housing Solution

Down Payment Resource, the nationwide database for homebuyer programs, today released its Fourth Quarter 2020 Homeownership Program Index (HPI). The number of total programs is 2,305, and over 81 percent (81.4) of programs currently have funds available for eligible homebuyers.

Down Payment Resource (DPR) communicates with 1,129 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.

One notable change in the Fourth Quarter 2020 HPI was a 3 percent increase in the number of programs that allow for manufactured housing. As low inventory and price increases hinder first-time homebuyers, manufactured homes may be an affordable option. keep reading