Steve's Stories

FHA and VA loans are essential to first-time buyers, who account for about 4 out of every 5 FHA purchase loans. However, in today's market, sellers are quick to dismiss offers that come with this type of financing. Here's why
Sep 30
Self-employment has advantages, notably the home office deduction and eliminating commute time. Getting a mortgage, however, is not one of them. Here are a few tips that address the newly stiffened requirements for approval
Mar 25
When he became president of NAREB a year ago, Donnell Williams found that Black millennials with incomes over $100K are not purchasing homes. Here's what he did to shift their perspective on homeownership
Oct 29
Opinion
The idea is that most people begin their homeownership journey with a starter home and make their way up to more expensive housing. But is that theory still valid — especially now during a pandemic?
Aug 11
From where we stand now, the future of the real estate market looks challenging. If you're grappling with the rapid change, here are a few things you can do to prepare for future market shifts
Mar 20
Helping millennial homebuyers find the right loans for them
Feb 25
Angelic behavior for a few months won’t erase past poor decisions
Feb 21

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.

Feb 16