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First-Time Homebuyer

homeownership, Affordable housing, first home, habitat housing

A Guide for First-Time Homebuyers: Questions to Ask Your Realtor®

Buying your first home is an exciting journey, but it can also be overwhelming. To help you navigate the process smoothly, we've compiled a list of...

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Support & Celebrate National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month! Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is proud to celebrate this time dedicated to recognizing the many benefits of...

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mortgage, mortgage lender, types of mortgages

The Path to Homeownership: Employment Requirements for A Mortgage

If you're beginning the journey of buying your first home, it is critical to have an understanding of employment requirements to be eligible for a...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Homeowners have the chance to build wealth as they pay off their home loans. Plus, a...

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Realtor, homeownership, first-time homebuyer

Find A Realtor® Who Specializes in First-Time Homebuyers

There’s a first time for everything. Buying your first home is exciting—but it can also be overwhelming.

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Who Counts as a First-Time Homebuyer? Definition & Eligibility – couple at desk, homebuyers – TC Habitat

The Definition of a First-Time Homebuyer is Broader Than You Think

Editor's note: The following information was updated in 2023 to include additional homebuyer resources.

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Do You Have to Put 20% Down on a House?

A down payment is an amount you pay in cash “up front” when buying a home. A down payment is not part of your mortgage loan. A bigger down payment...

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What Are the Disadvantages of a Contract for Deed?

Buying a home is a big financial commitment. There is typically some sort of down payment, there may be closing costs associated with entering into a...

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