Purchasing a home is one of the biggest personal and financial decisions you will ever make. With the constant evolution of the housing and job markets, it can be tough to determine a rough number to save in order to buy a house, and without a rough number to shoot for it’s hard to set … Continue reading "How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?"
Buying a home can be a long and complicated process, especially for first-time homebuyers without family or friends to give them pointers. It isn’t made easier by the fact that many of the steps to buy a home may happen at the same time, or slightly staggered, or in different orders depending on your personal … Continue reading "Getting To Know The Home Buying Process"
In 2019, the US Federal Reserve issued a report stating that homeowners had a median net worth of $255,000. Renters, on the other hand, had a median net worth of $6,500. This staggering difference in wealth represents an enormous advantage for some homeowners—and possibly their children. “You enter the middle class through homeownership, right? That’s … Continue reading "Building Generational Wealth Through Homeownership"
Being a homeowner takes a whole lot of know-how that isn’t immediately obvious to a first-time homebuyer. To begin with, the financial commitment of owning a home doesn’t end at closing—borrowers have to be prepared to budget so they can afford a monthly housing payment and other home expenses. While this might be an easy … Continue reading "The Benefits of Homebuyer Counseling and Homebuyer Education"
Becoming a homebuyer these days sure can be challenging. Many people don’t have the advantage of purchasing a home right away and become renters first. Owning a home is a decision that has to fit your lifestyle and goals. Most of the time, however, this takes years of preparation before having the ability to buy … Continue reading "How Lenders May Be Able To Turn Renters Into Homeowners"
Many loan officers and realtors have been there before. You’ve found an excited borrower, maybe a young family, looking to purchase a home—maybe even for the first time. The process is exciting and daunting for your borrower and your borrower needs a lot of help, advice, encouragement, information–you name it. Still, you can’t help but … Continue reading "My Potential Homebuyer Can’t Afford the Down Payment and Closing Costs. Now What?"
2021 is already shaping up to be a big year. Among many changes coming with president-elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, Representative Marcia Fudge (OH), has been selected to be the next secretary of HUD (Housing and Urban Development). CBC Mortgage Agency would like to wish her a warm welcome, and we look forward to … Continue reading "CBC Mortgage Agency Welcomes Secretary-designate Marcia Fudge"