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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: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

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

UrbanTurf Staff | November 29th 2022

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 | October 18th 2022

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»

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | September 14th 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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 Follow-Up: DC Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Part II

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

Nena Perry-Brown | June 14th 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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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