Items Tagged with 'MJ Watkins'


  • From HW Magazine

    Providing education for first-time homebuyers is essential

    Mortgage insurance can help with cost concerns
    First-time homebuyers are a significant segment of the real estate market, making up 34% of all homebuyers last year. As the market heats up and eyes turn to homeownership, lenders and agents have an opportunity to position themselves as trusted advisors for this segment. Helping to make the dream of homeownership a reality for first-time homebuyers (FTHB) requires understanding of what motivates them, what unique challenges they face, and the resources available to ease the process.
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    First-time homebuyers: Should I rent or buy?

    MJ Watkins at Radian discusses the hurdles first-time homebuyers face, and a solution.
    At Radian we want all FTHB to be prepared, so we provide tools to help them understand how buying their first home could be within their reach. A key part of a buyer’s educational journey includes a discussion about the benefits of mortgage insurance -- a financial tool that creates a path to homeownership by allowing buyers to purchase sooner with less money down.
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