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Financing options, New Realtor Struggles, & Squatters

A guide to financing options for first-time home buyers

One of the biggest hurdles ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ for first-time home buyers is financing ๐Ÿ’ฐ their purchase. Thankfully, there are numerous loan products and down-payment ๐Ÿฆ assistance programs designed to help consumers ๐Ÿ› achieve their dream of homeownership. One good source for down-payment assistance programs in your area is Down Payment Resource.

New Realtors Pile Into Hot Housing Market. Most Find It Tough Going

The red-hot ๐Ÿ”ฅ housing market has achieved a number of milestones ๐Ÿชจ this past year. Perhaps the most telling is this: There are more real-estate agents than homes for sale in the U.S. This phenomenon reflects both the extremely tight supply of homes ๐Ÿ  on the market and how surging prices are persuading tens of thousands more Americans ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ to try their hands ๐Ÿคฒ at selling real estate.

Couple buys California dream home, but seller refuses to move out in eviction moratorium loophole

A California ๐ŸŒ‰ couple got more than they bargained for when they discovered ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ a pest in their new home: the former owner, refusing to give up the keys ๐Ÿ” and leave, thanks to a coronavirus ๐Ÿฆ  eviction loophole. Tracie and Myles Albert experienced a nightmare ๐Ÿ‘ปafter they put down money ๐Ÿ’ธ on a beautiful four-bedroom home in Riverside on Jan. 31, 2020.

Existing home sales fell sharply in February, as supply dropped by the largest amount on record

Closed sales ๐Ÿท of existing homes in February dropped โ†˜๏ธ a larger-than-expected 6.6% compared with January โ˜ƒ๏ธ, according to the National Association of Realtors. That put them at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 6.22 million units, which was 9.1% higher compared โš–๏ธ with February 2020.

How to Pay for a House in Cash -- Without Having the Cash

In case you haven't heard๐Ÿ‘‚, it's an extreme seller's market right now. That means when houses go on the market, particularly starter homes that are favorites for flippers ๐Ÿ›  and buy-and-hold investors ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, they're selling like hotcakes ๐Ÿฅž, usually for top dollar ๐Ÿ’ต.

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