Buying a Home? Do You Know the Lingo?

Down Payment – This is a portion of the cost of your home that you pay upfront to secure the purchase of the property. Down payments are typically 3 to 20% of the purchase price of the home. There are zero-down programs available through VA loans for Veterans, as well as USDA loans for rural areas of the country. Eighty percent of first-time buyers put less than 20% down last month.

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See our featured work on Houzz along with reviews from our customers who have bought and closed on new homes built by Executive Construction Homes. When building a new home in the Columbia, Lexington, Elgin, Blythewood or surrounding areas, always ask for references from previous clients. We take pride in our level of customer satisfaction, and strive to continue in building innovations. See more plans and information

A Stunning $441 Billion Paid in Rent

Many Millennials have postponed the purchase of their first home while waiting for the economy to recover. This has increased demand and dramatically lowered vacancy rates. In a recent article on the MarketWatch, economics reporter Ruth Mantell explains:

Did it make sense to wait to buy a home?

The experts are predicting that homes will appreciate by another 4% and interest rates will increase by a full percentage point by the end of 2015. If you are in a position to be able to buy a home now before these predictions become reality, contact a local real estate professional and start the process.

Renting in Lexington, Irmo or Columbia?

Over the last six years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth.

Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups.

Waiting to file your taxes?

New homes often offer tax benefits. find out about how you can save money.