Articles & Op-eds

Buy a Home Without Breaking the Bank

July 16, 2019

Buying a home is one of life’s biggest financial milestones, but people often think it’s out of reach because of the costs involved, including the myth that you have to put 20% down. The fact is, you don’t necessarily need … Continued

Data confirms buyers don’t need to wait decades to save up to buy a home

June 20, 2019

By Brad Shuster June is National Homeownership Month, and this year we celebrate amidst a national conversation about how best to reform the U.S. housing finance system to sustain and grow homeownership in a safe and affordable way. This should … Continued

Private insurance plays a critical part in home mortgage ecosystem

February 19, 2019

Private mortgage insurance remains the longest serving, time-tested way to help low down-payment borrowers qualify for home financing in the conventional market.

Mortgage insurance: Added cost to homebuying or smart way to get in?

January 24, 2019

The homebuying process is exciting, but can also seem fraught with added costs, like a home inspection, title insurance and closing costs. And if you can’t afford a full 20 percent down payment on a conventional home loan, then you … Continued

Take a Second Look at Your Homebuying Options

October 1, 2018

Buying a home is an exciting process, but for many people it can also seem out of reach. While many renters would like to buy, there are several factors that may lead potential homebuyers to believe they may not be … Continued

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