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First-time Buyers

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

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 | March 31st 2021

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 »

What a $15,000 Homebuyers Credit Could Do in the DC Area

What a $15,000 Homebuyers Credit Could Do in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | March 17th 2021

The advanceable tax credit proposed by President Biden wouldn't cover the typical down payment in the DC area. ... read »

Local Bank Offers $10,000 in Homebuying Help for Essential Workers

Local Bank Offers $10,000 in Homebuying Help for Essential Workers

Nena Perry-Brown | January 26th 2021

Eagle Bank is offering home purchase assistance grants for workers deemed essential due to the pandemic. ... read »

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | November 3rd 2020

The interest rates announced by Freddie Mac each week are not quite as good as advertised, as they usually carry points with them. Here is a quick... read »

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

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

UrbanTurf Staff | October 7th 2020

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... read »

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

UrbanTurf Staff | September 29th 2020

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... read »

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

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

Shilpi Paul | August 26th 2020 | 2 Comments

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

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 22nd 2020

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... read »

FHA Significantly Expands Eligibility for Would-Be Condo Buyers

FHA Significantly Expands Eligibility for Would-Be Condo Buyers

Nena Perry-Brown | August 14th 2019

The new rules go into effect in October. ... read »

$132,500: The Median Income of First-Time Buyers in the DC Area

$132,500: The Median Income of First-Time Buyers in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | January 9th 2019

First-time homebuyers in the DC area earn nearly $55,000 more than non-buyers. ... read »

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