First Time Homebuyers

Local Market Cool Down? Research Indicates Wave of New Buyers Coming

By Bethany Erickson / May 13, 2019 / 0 Comments
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While the housing market might be lightly tapping the brakes as of late, a new report found that a wave of new buyers is coming — although how robustly they arrive will vary from city to city. While there was an impressive wave of first-time home buyers over the last decade, Zillow did the math […]

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Late-Bloomers To Home Ownership, Couple Now Ready to Sell Oak Lawn Townhome

By Bethany Erickson / February 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
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When self-described “late-bloomers” Meltem Ballan and Nathen Hinson made their first foray into the Dallas real estate market when they bought their Oak Lawn townhome in 2013, it was almost as renters. “My husband and I are in our 40s,” Ballan said. “I studied too long to have a Ph.D., and never married until I […]

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Single Females Strong Force Among Homebuyers

By Candy's Dirt / January 6, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports Single female buyers made up 18 percent of all homebuyers, National Association of Realtors®’ 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed recently. That statistic means that for the second consecutive year, single female buyers were the second most common household buyer group, behind married couples, which account for 63 percent of […]

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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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BobMortgage Zone: What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a Home?

By Joanna England / August 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Credit scores are these mythical rankings that, depending on where your credit score lands, can make or break your ability to get a home loan. Right?  Well, yes and no, as our most-trusted mortgage adviser explains in the latest episode of BobMortgage Zone. Are you putting off purchasing a home until your credit score improves? […]

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Seth Fowler: The End of Affordable Housing as North Texas Knows It

By Seth Fowler / July 11, 2017 / 3 Comments

“Eli’s coming..Eli’s coming…Well you better hide your heart, your loving heart…Eli’s a-coming and the cards say… a broken heart.“ Yes, I am going to compare the Dallas-Fort Worth housing market to “Eli’s Coming” by Three Dog Night, a song about a womanizer on his way to breaking hearts. “Eli’s coming” also means that something evil or […]

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