In this blog post, we examine the programs that are available to home buyers in the 7 states where Divvy operates. It’s not always easy to buy a home today, especially since home prices have appreciated in recent years while rents and other expenses have also increased. That can make it tricky to save up… Continue reading A Guide to Home Buying Assistance Programs
When shopping for a home, most people imagine all the amazing features their new home will have. But very few of them imagine getting a whole lot of land, a pond, a barn, apple trees, a modern kitchen with granite countertops, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Divvy customers Tammy and Tom weren't imagining all that… Continue reading Moving Into a New Home with a Pond, Apple Trees, and a Barn
When you submit a mortgage application, it’s exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Your hopes for the future rest in someone else’s hands, and that’s never easy. If your mortgage application is declined, it can be a very frustrating feeling. At Divvy, we understand how much it hurts to have your mortgage denied,… Continue reading What Happens if Your Mortgage Application is Declined?
The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks have ignited outrage across the United States and the world. We at Divvy share this outrage. We are looking more closely, not only at issues of police brutality, but at problems in our own industry. It is clear that the… Continue reading Understanding and Dismantling Systemic Racism in Housing
When buying a home for the first time, there are all kinds of things you must learn in a short period of time. It can feel a bit overwhelming as you evaluate your options and try to make good decisions. One of the terms you may hear when trying to buy a home for this… Continue reading What is PMI and How Does It Affect Home Buyers?