Category: First-Time Homebuyers

5 Jun 2012

Real Estate and the Next Generation

familyThere’s a new generation of homebuyers in town, and they’re about to change the way we sell real estate.

Generation Y, or the Millennials, is represented by a cadre of more than 51.5 million potential and future homebuyers born between 1979 and 2001, according to a Wells Fargo study. There are 6 million more Millennials reaching the prime home-buying age than Baby Boomers did in 1977.

What makes this generation different – and the focus of a paradigm shift for Realtors and sellers – is what its members value and what they expect from a real estate transaction.

13 Sep 2011

Allen Tate Company Launches First-Time Homebuyers Guide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 13, 2011) –Buying a home for the first time can be exciting, overwhelming, frustrating, and confusing  – all at the same time.

With first-time homebuyers accounting for nearly half of home sales, Allen Tate Company (allentate.com) has recently launched a First-Time Homebuyers Guide at firsthome.allentate.com. Designed for first-time buyers, but relevant to anyone buying a home, this comprehensive guide includes practical tips and advice, interactive tools and helpful resources to navigate the journey to homeownership.

Special features of the guide include printable articles on a variety of topics, a mortgage payment calculator and a lifestyle search tool that helps buyers find compatible neighborhoods. Content is targeted to individuals just thinking about buying; those who are ready to start the process; and those who have recently become homeowners.

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