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Home Buying

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Home Buying, from most recent to least.

Did Homeownership in the U.S Just Shoot Up?

Did Homeownership in the U.S Just Shoot Up?

UrbanTurf Staff | July 28th 2020

New numbers released today reveal the largest rise in homeownership in twelve years. However, those statistics may be a little misleading.  ... read »

First-Timer Primer: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a Home?

First-Timer Primer: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a Home?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 22nd 2020

To help home buyers and sellers both novice and seasoned, UrbanTurf is running a series of primer articles this week about the buying and selling... read »

30 Percent of DC Area Renters Can Afford to Buy in the Region

30 Percent of DC Area Renters Can Afford to Buy in the Region

Nena Perry-Brown | March 7th 2019

A recent analysis by the Urban Institute examines how affordable it is for renters in the DC area to buy a house. ... 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 »

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 »

$11,342 a Year: The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home in the DC Area

$11,342 a Year: The Hidden Costs of Owning a Home in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | August 2nd 2017

A recent analysis finds that DC area homeowners can spend up to $945 a month in addition to their mortgage payment to maintain their home. ... read »

How Trump’s Tax Proposal Would Affect DC Area Households

How Trump’s Tax Proposal Would Affect DC Area Households

Nena Perry-Brown | May 17th 2017

As a funding measure has passed and new tax reform is being proposed, Trulia is examining how Trump's tax proposal might impact homebuying. ... read »

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Repress Home Value Growth in 2017?

Will Rising Mortgage Rates Repress Home Value Growth in 2017?

Nena Perry-Brown | February 10th 2017

Experts expect that rising mortgage interest rates, likely to reach 4.75-5 percent by the end of the year, will have the largest impact on mortgage... read »

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

First-Timer Primer: Renting Out Your Basement

Lark Turner | June 7th 2016 | 7 Comments

UrbanTurf talked to a reader who recently bought a house with a rentable English basement for details on what to consider in this scenario. ... read »

Is Housing Inventory Finally Increasing in the DC Region?

Is Housing Inventory Finally Increasing in the DC Region?

Nena Perry-Brown | April 11th 2016 | 2 Comments

While the growth in home inventory in the DC area has been tepid for the past year and a half, there was a sharp increase in the number of new... read »

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