According to our last article, “Next Year’s Perspectives on Housing,” 2017 is going to be full of home buying opportunities. Mortgage rates remain lower than the previous decade, homebuilder confidence is high, and home buyer sentiment has stayed strong. One element of the housing market, however, has drastically changed within the past year: the nation’s homebuyers. Not only is the demographic of buyers shifting, but also are their home buying concerns and priorities. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about today’s homebuyer.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are mortgages insured by the government that allow homebuyers to qualify more easily. This type of mortgage is the government’s main strategy to promote homeownership throughout the nation, especially among those who have a harder time qualifying for other loan types. Although an FHA loan may not currently be the least expensive option, it may be the best; here are four reasons why.