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New Buyers Unafraid to Jump into the Housing Market

With the increasing popularity of mortgage insurance, a 20 percent downpayment may not be status quo anymore for those looking to become homeowners. First-time homebuyers account for nearly half of total homes purchased in the first quarter of 2017, a number that is expected to rise. They are also exploring other options to obtain homes.

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Young People Buying Homes Earlier but for Similar Reasons

According to the second quarter Real Estate Sentiment Index, which polls industry professionals across the country to gain their unique insight about the future of the housing market, young people aged 26-30 are the number one demographic for first time home buyers. Their reasons? Financial investment and starting a family, which echoes past generations' reasons for becoming homeowners. Industry professionals are also confident in rising residential purchases, and in some states, price growth.

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First-time Buyers Account for 60 Percent of Purchases

According to a new report, first-time homebuyers now make up 60 percent of all home purchases. On GSE loans, first-time buyers comprise 47 percent of loans, while on FHA loans, they account for 82 percent. The uptick is likely due to an improved economy, lower unemployment, rising income, and more new home construction

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