Buyers Archive

Webcast Recording: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

REALTOR® Magazine recently hosted a live webcast about how reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose of enabling...
February 24, 2017

Live Webcast: Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home

Reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs), can be used to help seniors finance the purchase of a home in addition to their traditional purpose of enabling people to borrow against the equity in a property...
January 12, 2017

10 Articles You Found Most Useful in 2016

We at REALTOR® Magazine are always looking for tips and insights into the real estate business to share with you in hopes of improving your odds of success. This year, we hit a nerve with a few interesting stories...
December 21, 2016

How One Association Uses the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

One tool the Northern Virginia Association of REALTOR® uses to help its members succeed is NAR’s Profile of Home Buyers ad Sellers. This year marks the annual report’s 35th anniversary, and to note the occasion, Ryan Conrad, NVAR’s CEO,...
November 1, 2016

Webcast Recording: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

REALTOR® Magazine presented a live webcast about the Federal Housing Administration’s new condo financing rules on Oct. 28, 2016. The webcast featured Megan Booth and Sehar Siddiqi of NAR Government Affairs, who discussed and answered questions about the new rules...
November 1, 2016

Live Webcast: Understanding the New FHA Condo Financing Rules

HUD officials are developing new rules that will make it easier for buyers to get loans to buy condominium units and improve the process condo projects must go through to get certified by the FHA. The rules, set to...
October 3, 2016

In Some Areas, Renters Earn More Than Enough to Buy

One of the big challenges of real estate markets today is moving renters that want to buy into the homeownership column. Renters wanting to buy is the first step, but they have to come up with a downpayment and...
August 19, 2016

Get That Revolving Balance Below 50 Percent

There’s a good chance the people you’re helping to buy a home will have a limited understanding of their credit score and whether they need to do anything with it before they enter the market. To help you advise...
September 10, 2014

Recession Over, How are Home Buyers Faring?

Habitat for Humanity released its 2013 Shelter Report earlier this week and as part of its release it joined NAR and the REALTOR® University Center for Real Estate Studies to host a discussion on how moderate-income households are faring...
February 8, 2013

Be a Better Buyer’s Rep

Low inventories have created a seller’s market, and your buyers may be tempted to write multiple purchase offers on their favorite listing, for instance, as well as the close second. On the one hand, it may increase the odds...
December 6, 2012