First Time Buyers

McKinney Ranks At Top of Best Places for First-Time Buyers

By Candy's Dirt / July 11, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Nearly 40 percent of 2018’s single-family home purchases were made by first-time buyers — with some places being more friendly to those new to the market than others. McKinney ranked 10th among 300 cities WalletHub looked at in regards to how amenable they were for first-time buyers. The Collin County town ranked 160th […]

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Midcentury Bungalow Is True Blue Perfection For A First-Time Buyer

By Bethany Erickson / February 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
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If it feels like it’s tough to find a great house for a budget-friendly, first-time buyer price under $250,000, it’s not your imagination — it’s getting harder and harder to find a move-in ready, single family home for less than $250,000 in the Dallas area. We’ve even written about the phenomenon a few times. And […]

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Uptown Condo In Walkable Neighborhood Perfect for First Time Buyer

By Bethany Erickson / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments
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When Leah Nolan told us she and her husband were listing their Uptown condo, she was a little wistful. And that’s understandable. Her cozy one-bedroom, one-bath home, 3311 Blackburn St. #215, is a perfect spot for someone looking to enjoy some of the best Dallas has to offer, with an affordable price point that gives […]

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Turtle Creek Gardens: Living Well And Wisely While Saving For Down Payment

By Jon Anderson / November 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

Homeownership is the most consistent way to build up the nest egg you’ll need in retirement. People who downsize their homes are cashing out equity built up over a lifetime (and telling the kids they’re on their own). Sure, there are many reports that claim folks who rent in some areas make out better. But […]

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Myth vs. Reality: 5 Unexpected Facts About Millennial Homebuyers

By Leah Shafer / July 6, 2015 / 2 Comments

There are about 79 million millennials in the U.S., and their purchasing power is estimated to be $170 billion per year. This powerful demographic, born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now represents the largest group of homebuyers at 32 percent, taking over from Generation X. But when it comes to millennial homebuyer behavior, it […]

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Tight Housing Market, Shifting Demographics Make for Big Changes in Homebuyer Profiles

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 1 Comment

First-time homebuyers are being squeezed out, and you gotta move fast to buy! And people are hanging on to their houses for the longest time on record, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. Buyers are living in their homes for ten years, up from six years in 2008, and actually […]

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