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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 Calculator: Traditional vs. TruePath Mortgage

Updated April 1, 2024 Our Mortgage Calculator is no longer available. Are you interested in buying your first home, but can’t afford a down payment?...

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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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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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TruePath Mortgage: A Best-Kept Secret for Home Buyers and Sellers

Jen LaCroix, Open Market Lending Manager, and Steve Stinson, Junior Community Loan Officer, recently sat down with John Mazzara of RE/MAX Results to...

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The Home Loan Impact Fund Celebrates 500 Closings [VIDEO]

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Bremer Bank marked a major milestone in our partnership by celebrating 500 loan closings as part of the Home...

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Why Real Estate Agents Should Rethink Down Payment Assistance

To say the housing market is tough is an understatement. Anyone working in real estate can tell you first-hand stories of homes going for tens of...

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Neighborhood Research Tools for Homebuyers Like Neighborhood Scout

There is nothing quite as exciting as buying your first home. It’s such a big deal – life-changing, in so many ways. You want to get it just right,...

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Comparing Mortgages for a First-Time Homebuyer in Minnesota

Buying your first home is a complex process (here’s a guide that could help you). A big part of it is selecting the right mortgage. It’s a financial...

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