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You, Yes, you! Have you wanted to buy a home for a while now?
Well, I believe 2018 is the perfect year for that!
Join the Down Payment Movement and Be Motivated and SUCCEED in saving for your first home with us!
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I would like to welcome you to the Down Payment Movement.
This is a collaboration of personal finance bloggers from all across the United States who are teaming up to help you — yes, you — save up for your down payment, walk with you and succeed together.
We’re bringing people together. We have a goal to motivate our readers to save up $1 million dollars in total over the next year. We have a lot of great stories, tips and information to share with you, and we hope you’ll join us.
If you’re wondering why we started this and how it all works, just keep reading for more information about the movement and what it means to you.
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Why did we create the Down Payment Movement?
As personal finance bloggers, we have dedicated many hours of our lives to educating our readers and helping them become more confident in their finances. My life motto is” to enrich, encourage and empower. I will be doing the encouragement part of that with the Down Payment Movement.
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Lately, we’ve heard from more readers — not to mention friends and family — saying that they cannot afford to buy a home even though they greatly would like to accomplish this goal.
We’ve also read news clipping conjecturing that today’s first-time home buyers are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to saving up for and purchasing a home.
The reports have titles like “Why Millennials Can’t Afford to Buy a Home” or “Millennial Home Buyers Are Here, But Their Struggle is Real.” Although these may be realities the more we glorify, share and speak into these “struggles” the more they will come to fruition.
That Changes Today.
We will be breathing new life into you and your endeavor on owning your own home.
We will support you in the (not so) fun parts of this movement.
We will be here for questions and will share in your successes as I know for a FACT they will happen.
How will the Down Payment Movement help you?
When you sign up for the Down Payment Movement, you’re no longer doing this alone. You have a group of people who are rooting for you to succeed. We will support, hold each other accountable and be the best community group of people wanting to accomplish the same goal – First Time Ownership. Man, that rolls off the tongue so nicely.
Over the next 12 weeks we have a lot of great educational materials to share with you, including our 12-week home buying course which gives you all the basics of the home-buying process, including the following:
- Session 1: How to Know If You’re Ready to Buy a Home
- Session 2: How Much Home Can You Afford
- Session 3: What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a Home
- Session 4: How to Get Pre-Approved to Buy a Home
- Session 5: How to Choose a Real Estate Agent
- Session 6: How to Find the Right Home for You
- Session 7: What to Look for When Home Shopping
- Session 8: How to Make a Successful Offer On a Home
- Session 9: How to Apply for a Mortgage
- Session 10: Is It Better to Have a 20% Down Payment
- Session 11: How Does Mortgage Insurance Work
- Session 12: What You Need to Know About Closing Costs
In addition the course, we will be publishing new blog posts here on the blog in which we’ll share our own personal home-buying stories and our best tips for prospective home buyers. We’ll talk about things like how to save for a down payment faster and how to stay motivated to reach your goal.
You really don’t want to miss it! (You can sign up right now by clicking “Join the Movement” in the upper right-hand corner of this page)
Who is behind the Down Payment Movement?
We are a group of 15 personal finance bloggers who have all joined forces to motivate you to save for your down payment. You can read about each of us on the Partners page or you can click on any other the links below to read their stories!
The Down Payment Movement is brought to you by:
- PT Money
- Michelle Schroeder
- Tracie Fobes
- Jim Wang
- Barbara Friedberg
- Teresa Mears
- Joseph Hogue
- Casey Fleming
- Diego Corzo
- Max Smith
- Buddy Broome
- Michael Dinich
- Benjamin Feldman
- Alanna Anthony
Join the Movement
When you sign up, we’ll ask you to pledge a specific dollar amount you will save every month — for example, $100 or $350. This way, we can track our progress toward the goal of saving up $1 million in one year!
We shall reach and pass our goal with your help.
Join the movement today.
Always Moving Forward,
As a certified credit counselor and syndicated writer at MaxMyMoney, Max has coached over 250 Millennials to help take the stress out of money. When Max is not coaching, you'll find him reading financial books, indoor cycling, or visiting local pawn shops looking for swiss-made watches.