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First-time Buyers

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under First-time Buyers, from most recent to least.

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | September 14th

With interest rates reaching their highest levels in 14 years, it is critically important that borrowers understand how points work.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

UrbanTurf Staff | August 22nd

When you buy a home in the District, you will have to pay property taxes along with your mortgage and homeowner's insurance. Luckily, DC has a few way... read»

First-Timer Primer: Is This Condo Building Financially Healthy?

First-Timer Primer: Is This Condo Building Financially Healthy?

UrbanTurf Staff | July 1st

In this edition of First-Timer Primer, we look into the question of how to determine if a condo building where you are considering buying is in good f... read»

First-Timer Primer: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

First-Timer Primer: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

UrbanTurf Staff | June 30th

A Roth IRA is one of those accounts that people feel is totally off limits until you reach the age of 59 1/2. But that is not entirely true.... read»

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Shilpi Paul | June 29th

The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. However, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is another option for fi... read»

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 27th

In this edition of First Timer Primer, we take a closer look at what you are actually paying for when it comes to sending in that monthly mortgage pay... read»

First-Timer Primer Follow-Up: DC Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Part II

First-Timer Primer Follow-Up: DC Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Part II

Nena Perry-Brown | June 14th

As an addendum to our First-Timer Primer on DC’s homebuyer assistance programs, UrbanTurf is highlighting a couple of additional programs today.... read»

1 in 4 First-Time Buyers Will Use Stimulus Funds for Home Purchase

1 in 4 First-Time Buyers Will Use Stimulus Funds for Home Purchase

Nena Perry-Brown | February 8th

A recent survey identifies stimulus funds as the second most-cited source of down payment funds.... read»

Is Cryptocurrency the New Down Payment For Millennials?

Is Cryptocurrency the New Down Payment For Millennials?

Nena Perry-Brown | January 10th

A new survey says nearly 12% of first-time homebuyers sold cryptocurrency to make a down payment.... read»

60% of Young Adults Will Use Pandemic Savings for a Down Payment

60% of Young Adults Will Use Pandemic Savings for a Down Payment

Nena Perry-Brown | June 30th 2021

About 83% of the young adults surveyed had saved money in at least one spending category during the pandemic.... read»

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