Posts Tagged ‘first time buyer’

  • Glen & Frederikke, “The GreenHouse Group Just Nailed It!” | Testimonial & 1st Home Celebration

    Nov 28, 17 • Boney • UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

    Glen & Frederikke, “The GreenHouse Group Just Nailed It!” | Testimonial & 1st Home Celebration. The GreenHouse Group Celebration & Testimonial Of Buying Their First San Diego / Ocean Beach Home With The GreenHouse Group. And THATS what we love to do: meet great people, and help co-create great things, and leave them better than how we found them. If you are wondering whether now is the right time to own a home of your own, and want to make sure that you get the right team to help you get there, perhaps this sounds like something you might want to talk to us about. If so, feel comfortable contacting us at 858-863-0261. This was done with the help of Jesse Ibanez as REALTOR from The GreenHouse Group in San Diego,

  • Sheldon says, “(GHG) Best Group Of Folks To Work With!” | Testimonial The GreenHouse Group

    Sheldon says, “(GHG) Best Group Of Folks To Work With!” | Testimonial The GreenHouse Group http://www.TheGreenHouseGroupInc.com And THATS what we love to do: meet great people, and help co-create great things, and leave them better than how we found them. If you are wondering whether now is the right time to own a home of your own, and want to make sure that you get the right team to help you get there, perhaps this sounds like something you might want to talk to us about. If so, feel comfortable contacting us at 858-863-0261. This was done with the help of Jesse Ibanez, Carmen Harris as REALTORS, all from The GreenHouse Group in San Diego,

  • Jennifer & Robert “From Day 1 To Dream House” | Testimonial of The GreenHouse Group

    Jennifer & Robert “From Day 1 To Dream House” | Testimonial of The GreenHouse Group http://www.TheGreenHouseGroupInc.com And THATS what we love to do: meet great people, and help co-create great things, and leave them better than how we found them. If you are wondering whether now is the right time to own a home of your own, and want to make sure that you get the right team to help you get there, perhaps this sounds like something you might want to talk to us about. If so, feel comfortable contacting us at 858-863-0261. This was done with the help of Jesse Ibanez, Craig Sutliff as REALTORS, all from The GreenHouse Group in San Diego,

  • Tim & Chrissy, “We Never Felt Like You Guys Were Pushing Us” | The GreenHouse Group

    Tim & Chrissy, “We Never Felt Like You Guys Were Pushing Us” | The GreenHouse Group http://www.TheGreenHouseGroupInc.com And THATS what we love to do: meet great people, and help co-create great things, and leave them better than how we found them. If you are wondering whether now is the right time to own a home of your own, and want to make sure that you get the right team to help you get there, perhaps this sounds like something you might want to talk to us about. If so, feel comfortable contacting us at 858-863-0261. This was done with the help of Jesse Ibanez, Craig Sutliff as REALTORS, all from The GreenHouse Group in San Diego,

  • Is Renting Really Cheaper Than Owning a Home?

    by Anna Sobrevinas | 04 May 2017 | MPA Mortgage Professional America | www.mpamag.com The responsibility of owning a home can be intimidating for people who’ve only rented in the past, but new data from Zillow suggests renting can actually cost more. Zillow’s analysis found out that sans increasing monthly housing costs, a typical renter can buy a home almost 50% more expensive than the median valued home and still get to keep the same amount of monthly housing budget. The median US home value is $196,500, while the median rent in the country is $1,416 per month – an amount enough to pay for monthly housing expenses needed to own a $289,505 home. “The decision between buying and renting is a financial trade-off between saving more each month on a mortgage payment versus spending more on rent but taking advantage of the location and lifestyle amenities urban renting often offers,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “Recent slowdowns in rent growth may take some of the edge off for renters saving to become homeowners. This is good news, since saving a down payment, qualifying for a loan and finding a home available at a manageable price remain hurdles for millions of aspiring buyers.” Renters in Cleveland can afford a $174,194 home while retaining monthly housing costs, which is representative of more than 80% of homes on the market now,

  • Do You Qualify For A Down Payment Program? Here’s How To Find Out

    Do You Qualify For A Down Payment Program? Here’s How To Find Out

    Source:  Down Payment Resource Did you know the average down payment assistance benefit is more than $8,000? That could be a major jump start to buying your first (or next!) home. And, who wouldn’t want a boost to their down payment savings? Homeownership programs can help you get in a house much more quickly and give you a valuable cash cushion for those other expenses, like the home inspection and home repairs. You could save on save on your down payment and closing costs, or even get ongoing tax credits. But, who qualifies for down payment assistance? First, it’s important to know that there are actually two components—both you and the the home you are buying must meet certain criteria, which vary by program. Our Down Payment Resource program search gives you the opportunity to answer a few simple questions to determine if you (and the home you want to buy) may meet the basic qualifications for a program. What are the criteria for the buyer? Family finances matter. There are household income thresholds, credit score minimums and cash reserve requirements. Income thresholds are based on the area median income—up to 120 percent in high cost markets. Income limits are almost always based on household size, so limits for a family of five are significantly higher than for a single person. Most programs will require some money down from the homebuyer, as well as homebuyer

  • Mortgage Credit Certificates = More Money In Your Pocket

    Blog Source: Down Payment Resource – downpaymentresource.com – February 2, 2017 While the total number of programs remained consistent, the HPI saw an increase in Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs) across the country, representing more than 8 percent of all programs. Between 2010 and 2015, state housing finance agencies increased MCC issuances to homebuyers by more than 400 percent, according to preliminary data from National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). The MCC is a tax credit program that allows eligible homebuyers to claim a percentage of the mortgage interest they paid as a tax credit on their federal income tax return. The percentage of mortgage credit allowed varies depending on the state or local housing agency that issues the certificates, but the credit itself is capped at a maximum of $2,000 per year by the IRS. The buyer may continue to receive an annual tax credit for as long as they live in the home and retain the original mortgage. “The mortgage interest rate tax deduction has long been a core homebuyer benefit, but most homebuyers are unaware of Mortgage Credit Certificates. This credit directly impacts a homebuyer’s bottom line by reducing their annual tax bill,” said Chrane. “We see more lenders adding MCCs to their product offerings.” Qualifying homebuyers are permitted to use an MCC alongside another type of down payment assistance program, such as a grant or forgivable

  • Renters! 2017 Is Your Big Opportunity

    I was talking to a property manager this past weekend who has been managing rentals in San Diego for 30 years.  I asked him what he is seeing for 2017 and he said all of his properties are seeing on average 4% rent increases this year. This is true for the rest of the country as well.  Rent was up nationwide in 2016 so will that trend continue in 2017? So far the answer looks to be yes.  Here’s a better question for all the renters.  What is your pain tolerance for another rent increase in 2017?  And here’s an even better question.  With home value increasing how much equity did you earn last year by paying rent? If you are paying $2,500/mo in rent and you see a 4% increase that calculates to $100 more rent per month.  Right now with mortgage interest rates where they are that $100 = $20,000 in home price.  Another current fact is that mortgage applications are down and lenders are looking for ways to increase loan volume which means they have enhanced credit guidelines so that borrowing money is easier. Click here To Find Out How Much Your Rent Translates To Home Purchase Power.   By David Hughson Mortgage Planner / Turning Renters Into Homeowners

  • Will & Chelsea, “3rd Time Working w/ The GHG & They Always Blow It Out Of The Park!” | Testimonial

    Will & Chelsea, “3rd Time Working w/ The GHG & They Always Blow It Out Of The Park!” | Testimonial http://www.TheGreenHouseGroupInc.com And THATS what we love to do: meet great people, and help co-create great things, and leave them better than how we found them. If you are wondering whether now is the right time to own a home of your own, and want to make sure that you get the right team to help you get there, perhaps this sounds like something you might want to talk to us about. If so, feel comfortable contacting us at 858-863-0261. This was done with the help of Jesse Ibanez, Craig Sutliff as REALTORS, all from The GreenHouse Group in San Diego,

  • Foreclosures & “Squatters” #AskJesseHow Show | Home Buyer & Home Seller FAQ’s | Episode 8

    Dec 12, 16 • Boney • #AskJesseHow ShowNo CommentsRead More »

    #AskJesseHow Show | Home Buyer & Home Seller FAQ’s | Episode 8 http://www.TheGreenHouseGroupInc.com/AskJesseHowShow This episode we talk about Foreclosures back in SD County? What happens if you come across one as a buyer? Do you approach it the same way? And, what happens if the seller or tenant “squats” in the property and wont leave once you’ve bought it? Gang, Need your help here. First off, I’m looking for some feedback to see how I can make this series work best for you. Suggestions, format, etc. Thank you in advance for that. Secondly, I’m looking for some questions for our next show. I’d prefer they come from you, our immediate crew, versus “the internets.” Use this post, use twitter, use facebook, use instagram … which ever platform works best for you, by simply using the hashtags #FTHB (for first time home buyer) or #FTHS (for first time home seller) #FAQ’s (for frequently asked questions). Others that will work: #homebuyers #homesellers Looking forward to this being a cool tool for both of us: you to get some good questions answered and our opportunity to swim a little further upstream and meet you where youre at

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