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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: 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 »

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | February 12th 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 »

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 »

Buyers Week: The Escalation Clause

Buyers Week: The Escalation Clause

UrbanTurf Staff | March 16th 2018

In this article, UrbanTurf takes a look at escalation clauses, which can be useful in bidding wars. ... read »

The Return of the First-Time Homebuyer

The Return of the First-Time Homebuyer

Nena Perry-Brown | February 22nd 2018

Millennial's reticence (or inability) to become homeowners has been widely reported, however a new report finds that first-timers returned with a... read »

Newly-Proposed Bill Would Expand HPAP Eligibility in DC

Newly-Proposed Bill Would Expand HPAP Eligibility in DC

Nena Perry-Brown | February 8th 2018

The bill would expand the availability of home purchase assistance for first-time buyers with higher incomes. ... read »

Debt Forgiven: Homebuilder Aims to Lure Buyers With Student Loan Forgiveness

Debt Forgiven: Homebuilder Aims to Lure Buyers With Student Loan Forgiveness

Nena Perry-Brown | September 26th 2017

A study by nonprofit NeighborWorks America finds that 25 percent of millennials say they are delaying a home purchase because of student loan debt.... read »

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