launches 3 new affordability tools for buyers

The tools, available on iOS, Android and desktop, provide buyers with a detailed estimate of what it will financially take to own a home.

Helping buyers find a home for the fam? Share these 7 tips

If you’re working with a buyer who’s in the market for a new house — whether it’s a starter home or their forever home — and has long-term plans to start a family, there are a few recommendations you should make to ensure that they make a smart decision.

‘Millennials should not buy homes’ and other lies consumers fall for

There’s a lot of misinformation about down payments and loans that is spread to and believed by consumers. Here’s how we can help change the false narratives at an agent level.

Millennials are influencing their parents’ homebuying decisions

Millennials are a driving force in the housing market, whether buying homes themselves or influencing their parents’ decisions, according to an NAR survey.

Gen Z should start saving now to afford a home by 2031

The average Gen-Zer will need to save $304 per month for the next 12 years to afford a 10 percent down payment and closing costs for a median-priced home ($386,310) by the time they’re 30.

Homebuyers spend an average $40,000 in one-time fees

The one-time fees of moving into a new home could set you back roughly $40,000, according to a new study from — a Zillow Group company — and Thumbtack. It’s a cost that comes as a shock to many first-time homebuyers, the companies say.

How millennials can achieve their homeownership dreams in 4 steps

We’ve all heard the advice that if millennials would just give up their avocado toast they’d have enough money to buy a home. The fact is they are grappling with much more significant financial barriers.

Challenged by a Down Payment? The Easiest Markets to Save For

One of the biggest challenges for first-time homebuyers is saving. Coming up with a down payment is a hurdle for the majority of millennials, shows study after study—but, there are areas where the average earnings are enough to save sufficiently, according to an analysis recently released by The easiest market? Chicago, where the average […]

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6 facts you should know about VA loans

If you’re not already familiar with what VA loans are, who can utilize them and how they can help your business, read on — we’ve got a lesson for you.

Buyers Have High Hopes for Spring

Getting Equipped to Win Buyers are flocking to the market this spring, with high hopes even as they face a frenzy of multiple-offer situations, according to new® research. Currently, inventory is down 8.5 percent year-over-year. In addition to the buyers out in droves for the first time, many have been on the hunt for […]

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