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Tag Archives: First-Time Homebuyers

High Rents Put Would-Be Homebuyers in a Catch-22

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Most renters are putting about 30 percent of their monthly income toward their rental payment, which makes saving for a 10 or 20 percent down payment difficult. This conflict forces first-time buyers and millennials to pursue other options when looking to purchase a home, such as help from family or friends.

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Agency Purchase Loans Become Riskier

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Also according to AEI's July report, 71 percent of Agency purchase loans had down payments of 5 percent or less, and 25 percent of them had DTI ratios greater than the QM limit of 43 percent. The median FICO score for first-time buyers was 709, a bit below the median for all individuals in the United States.

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Treasury Deputy Secretary Says Student Loan Debt Not ‘Inherently Bad’

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Speaking at the 56th annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) on Monday, U.S. Department of Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said she does not see the nation's growing problem of student loan debt leading to an economic meltdown – and student loan debt may not be affecting a borrower's ability to buy a home, depending on that borrower's financial situation.

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