First Time Homebuyer
Bgpic08232007030044 l The group to join if you blog to a first time homebuyer audience. We provide a group which aggregates blog articles about buying your first home. Mortgage professionals, Realtors and other professionals blogging specifically to this market are encouraged to submit articles here. By the same token, we encourage links to the group and the referencing of articles for use in your efforts in educating your clients. Strict adherence to our non-soliciting rules are required and those rules can be found in the featured post of the same topic. Education is the key to success so let's enjoy the educational platform that is the Active Rain First Time Homebuyer Group!
Founder: Ken Stampe
Founded: 08/23/2007
Subscribers: 375

Picture Member Location Type Joined Group Role
Ken Stampe Dallas, TX Mortgage and Lending 08/23/07 Founder
Ella Reape, Realtor 603-821-1140 ~ Selling Homes Throughout Southern New Hampshire Nashua, NH Real Estate Agent 03/08/11 Member of Keller Williams Luxury Homes Division. Servicing buyers & sellers throughout So.New Hampshire. Looking to buy or sell a home? I would love to help. Call 603-883-3343
Teacher A+ Scottsdale, AZ Mortgage and Lending 08/26/08 Community First Financial, LLC is proud to announce our new home buying program that assists educators, faculty, staff and their families with the proper education and guidance to purchasing a home.
Nicole Smith ~ Alabama & Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Orange Beach, AL Real Estate Agent 01/14/08 Service means something to me. When you trust me to serve your real estate needs, you can expect excellence from an honest real estate consultant who puts clients' needs first and treats others well.
Eva Aliaga Boca Raton, FL Real Estate Agent 08/10/08 Whether you are buying or selling property in South Palm Beach county - Boca Raton, Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, I'm here to assist in all your real estate needs. Call Eva at 561-859-9926.
Patty Anaya Citrus Heights, CA Real Estate Agent 01/31/09 Reliable Realty Service exists for the purpose of helping clients achieve their real estate goals. By constantly monitoring market trends in Sacramento and South Placer Counties, we help our clients a
Cyrus Anvari Germantown, MD Real Estate Agent 10/09/07 Cyrus Anvari , Associate Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI, E-Pro, RECS, CNHS, CDPE serving clients in MD, VA, and DC. Dream it, and I will Make It Happen!
Amit Ariel Berkowitz Evanston, IL Real Estate Sales Representative 01/13/09
Walker Armstrong Olympia, WA Home Inspector 12/18/07 Pillar To Post offers the most experienced home inspection in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rochester, Tenino and surrounding areas of Washington. We've been doing inspections since 1999.
Sean Arnould Orlando, FL Mortgage and Lending 09/23/07 Mortgage Planner
Cynthia Austin Paeonian Springs, VA Real Estate Sales Representative 09/30/13 We are focused on buying, fixing up and selling real estate in a straightforward and ethical manner that helps all involved.
Angie Avans Huntsville, AL Real Estate Agent 08/20/08 J.D. Power and Associates has awarded Keller Williams Realty the distinct honor "Highest Overall Satisfaction For Home Buyers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms, 3 Yrs in a Row!"
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807 Chandler, AZ Real Estate Agent 08/07/08 It's all about quality service with us. We specialize in working with buyers and sellers in Chandler, Ahwatukee, and all cities in the East Valley. We are here to help, advise, and answer questions.
Sohail Badruddin Colleyville, TX Mortgage and Lending 03/20/08
Cameron Bagherpour Cary, NC Industry Observer 06/27/08 Real Estate Investments. I focus on Raleigh, Cary and nearby Triangle communities in North Carolina
Debbie Baldes Citrus Heights, CA Real Estate Agent 10/28/10 I am a real estate broker with Executive Properties and New Agent Trainer at Fusion Real Estate in Sacramento, CA. I enjoy helping first time homebuyers become happy homeowners!
Karen Barbour Cary, NC Real Estate Agent 08/26/09 I'm not your average realtor! I can serve everyone but my mission & passion is specializing in Aging in Place, Universal Design & Accessible homes. I'm fluent in ASL ( American Sign Language) .
Mimi G. Barnes Bourbonnais, IL Mortgage and Lending 11/15/07 I'm the Mortgage Lender that goes the extra mile for my customers. I will fit you with the best product that best suits your current situation. You can count on me to be upfront & honest!
Vickie Barrios Las Vegas, NV Real Estate Agent 10/30/07 WELCOME to the BARRIOS and ASSOCIATES! We are a team of service providers that use our 20 years expeience in the Real Estate Industry to make dreams come true.
Curt Baumgarth Mesa, AZ Real Estate Agent 12/18/10 I am a CDPE Certified Realtor that has lived in the Valley since 1976. Please call me if you have any questions. I would love to help you anyway I can and to earn the opportunity to work for you!
Christine Beaur-Mortezaie Long Beach, CA Real Estate Agent 05/28/08 For Long Beach & surrounded communities... beachfront condos, ocean view/waterfront homes? Relocation specialist. Come to and see every property on the Southern California market.
Bruce Bednarski, CIPS, e-PRO, SFR Mount Sinai, NY Real Estate Sales Representative 10/09/09
Lisa Begeny Westerville, OH Real Estate Agent 11/19/08 Professional, full-time, full-service Realtor® serving Franklin and Delaware Counties (OH), including Westerville, Lewis Center, Galena, Gahanna, New Albany, and surrounding suburbs.
Kory Benken Lake Mary, FL Real Estate Sales Representative 08/24/07 I am a REALTOR in Seminole Cnty Florida, which is the number one bedroom community for Orlando!I specialize in residential real estate and commercial.I am also part of a team "On the Mark Investments"
Leigh Bennett Raleigh, NC Real Estate Agent 02/03/09 I can help you with every aspect of buying or selling your home because I’m experienced, because I’m professional . . .and because I care. Service, not just a sale.
Gary Bercarich Smithtown, NY Home Inspector 08/11/08 Family owned and operated Home Inspection Company, servicing all of Long Island and the 5 boroughs 7 days a week. With us you will get at least two certified, home inspectors for the price of one!!
Chuck & Nancy Bianchi Alameda, CA Real Estate Agent 09/14/09 Specializing in the city of Alameda. Homes on the water, homes with deep-water docks, detached family homes, condominiums, town homes, and Victorians for those who love older homes! Call anytime!
Yuri Blanco Nampa, ID Real Estate Agent 03/05/09
Marilyn Boudreaux Lake Charles, LA Real Estate Agent 06/15/10 I am a tech savvy agent that knows how to market properties! Whether buying or selling property in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Carlyss, or Moss Bluff, LA I offer you my real estate expertise!
Brian Brady San Diego, CA Mortgage and Lending 08/23/07 San Diego's VA mortgage expert
Karen Breen Elia Chicago, IL Real Estate Broker/Owner 08/20/09 MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES. Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago's North Side
Terra Bruns Santa Clarita, CA Real Estate Agent 08/24/09 I am a Broker Realtor specializing in short sales, foreclosure avoidance, and negotiating with banks as well as sellers to get the best deal for the buyers I represent.
Kathie Burby Sonora, CA Real Estate Agent 07/17/11 First homes, second homes, retirement or vacation, whatever your needs I can guide you through Tuolumne County's real estate opportunities. Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certified CA BRE#014666398
Tom Burris Baton Rouge, LA Mortgage and Lending 08/23/07 Loan Officer for Loan Simple, Inc. Providing FHA/VA/USDA/Conv mortgage loans. We fund loans across the entire Great States of Texas and Louisiana! 214-763-4629 cell/text/night/wknds.
Lou Burton South Florida, FL Education & Training 03/04/09 Real Estate Trainer seemed like the closest thing to what I actually do, Real Estate Writer. I am constantly looking to stay educated on the American Market for my readers.
Renee Busse Dyersburg, TN Real Estate Agent 05/27/08 Dyersburg, Tennessee is growing! Let me help you relocate across town or across the country. I put my clients best interests first and will go the extra mile to help you achieve your real estate goals
Mike Caira Sterling Heights, MI Mortgage and Lending 10/14/07
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty Mount Dora, FL Real Estate Broker/Owner 03/17/09 Real Estate office in Mount Dora, FL also serving Eustis, Tavares, Sorrento and Leesburg areas. We provide Hi-Tech and Hi-touch Real Estate services for buyers and sellers of Homes in Lake County FL.
John Cannata Frisco, TX Mortgage and Lending 10/28/09 A Frisco Texas Mortgage Expert that specializes in removing the stress from buying or refinancing your home. Call me when buying your first home, tenth home, or just looking to lower your rate.
Simone Cartwright Philadelphia, PA Home Inspector 03/31/09 Abundant is a one stop, full service, home inspection company. We offer a FREE 90 day warranty with every home inspection. We also offer RecallChek an appliance protection program and Abundant has a
Ruel Catao Alcain East Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Agent 12/08/09 Accredited Real Estate Company by Securities & Exchange Commission and Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Philippines and has Mayor's Permit to engage in Real Estate business of all kinds.
Dee Ceylan Danbury, CT Real Estate Agent 09/03/11 Real estate is my full time job and I love doing it. I know sweaty plams and butterflies. I'll be your bridge over troubled waters in real estate. Let's make your experience a pleasant one. Call me..
Fred Chamberlin Oak Harbor, WA Mortgage and Lending 11/10/08 I am a Sr Mortgage Consultant with over 20 years in real estate lending. I specialize in FHA & VA. I am licensed in OR & WA. MLO 271072. NMLS 3274. Guild Mortgage Company
Julia Chicago Chicago, IL Real Estate Agent 11/02/07 "Real Estate Without Limits"
Peggy Chirico Manchester, CT Real Estate Agent 01/19/10 Specializing in residential and investment real estate in the Greater Hartford area for first-time homebuyers as well as experienced sellers and buyers.
Andrew Chong Houston, TX Real Estate Agent 11/18/08 This challenging market is not the time to hire a part-time professional to handle your largest asset situation. Let's start by talking about your needs and goals. I'm here to listen first.
Kimberly Clark Birmingham, AL Services for Real Estate Pros 10/26/08
John Cleek Olathe, KS Real Estate Agent 07/16/08 Author, Seven Steps to Home Ownership. Trainer, active residential Buyer's Agent and Seller's Agent in Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas and Jackson and Cass counties in MO.
Deb Clifton Clayton, NC Real Estate Agent 01/18/09 I can assist clients in McGees Crossroads, Cleveland Community, Clayton, Benson, Dunn, Garner & Southern Wake, Harnett & Johnston Counties.
Michelle Coker Memphis, TN Real Estate Agent 10/22/07 Memphis, TN
Tara Colquitt Philadelphia, PA Real Estate Sales Representative 02/15/08 Learn to manage your credit, money and debt to create wealth in real estate.
Ben Comilang Federal Way, WA Mortgage and Lending 12/21/10 Over 20 years experience in Mortgage and Financial Services. My goal is to make sure we create an outstanding experience for our customers. Specializing in First Time Home Buyers, FHA/VA, 203k, USDA
Kelsie Compton Cary, NC Real Estate Agent 02/18/08 Real Estate Broker in Cary, NC,
Jackie - Atlanta, GA Education & Training 02/08/08 Software Training that Helps Companies recoup tens (and sometimes hundreds) of thousands of dollars in lost productivity each year. I also help companies attract more #ideal clients online w/ SEO.
Lynda Conway Austin, TX Real Estate Agent 01/23/09 Licensed Salesperson in the State of Texas 2002 Austin Board of REALTORS' Salesperson of the Year 2008 Austin Board of REALTORS' REALTOR of the Year Dean of the Austin Board of REALTORS' Leadership Academy Co-Owner of The Turner Team with Bettye Turner Real Estate Instructor Real Estate Expert Witness Real Estate Coach and Mentor
Rob Coon Dallas, TX Services for Real Estate Pros 05/06/09 Credit Restoration Organization. Attorney Owned & Operated. 2 Decades of Credit Industry Experience. State of the Art Technology. Licensed & Bonded. Registered with TX Secretary of State.
Karen Cooper Leander, TX Mortgage and Lending 10/16/07 Helping homeowners buy|finance|keep their homes as their mortgage loan officer, real estate broker and certified foreclosure intervention specialist since 1983
Mike Coppney Lexington, SC Real Estate Agent 04/28/08 I am a local Lexington agent who specializes in helping families. I strive to reduce stress and minimize pressure on all of my clients. I put my client's needs above my own.
Coastal Funding Corporation Inc. Myrtle Beach, SC Mortgage and Lending 08/04/08 Conventional, FHA, VA, U.S.D.A. Single Family (100%) Condo, Manufactured/Modular (95%) Second Home (90%) Investment (85%) Construction Jumbo
Carol Costanzo Charlottesville, VA Real Estate Agent 11/02/10 Hi....I am Carol Costanzo your "go-to" source for everything Charlottesville. I know the history and beauty, and the celebrities we attract. I'm unpretentious and highly accomplished. Contact me!
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Brampton, ON Real Estate Sales Representative 03/21/09 Public Voted us "Best People in Real Estate" 22 times. We service Peel Region, Brampton/Bramalea, Heart Lake, Caledon, Springdale, Mississauga & Georgetown. Call for all your real estate needs today!
Brenda, Ron, Lee Cunningham & Tara Keator Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Agent 05/16/11 Ron & Brenda Cunningham have been Realtors in the Phoenix Metro Area since 1987. They have been recognized in the July 2010 Phoenix Business Journal as one of the top 50 Realtors in the valley!
Leslie Currle Luray, VA Mortgage and Lending 12/04/17 Specializing in world class service, first time homebuyers, and working with credit challenged individuals and providing lending solutions that turn the American Dream into reality.
Thomas D Delray Beach, FL Services for Real Estate Pros 07/28/09 We specialize in IT, computer support and marketing for real estate professionals and home builders.
Michael Dagner Denver, CO Real Estate Agent 03/12/11 As your Denver Homes real estate professional, let's get started making your real estate dreams come true!
Susan Davis Saint Paul, MN Services for Real Estate Pros 06/12/09 Real Estate Virtual Assistant LLC Start-Up; Website is not yet Live
Rick Dean Linthicum, MD Mortgage and Lending 01/21/09
Glena Dee North Las Vegas, NV Services for Real Estate Pros 06/19/10 REALTOR® serving buyers and sellers needs in the entire Las Vegas Valley area. I am fully-trained to handle short sale negotiations. Rest assured that when you hire me to list your short sales, I
Denese DeJerf-Carter Fredericksburg, VA Real Estate Agent 01/14/09 Residential Real Estate covering the Greater Fredericksburg areas of Fredericksburg City and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Orange, Culpeper and Fauquier.
Natalie De Leo Southfield, MI Mortgage and Lending 12/19/07 Michigan Mortgage Broker. NMLS#133494 We pride ourselves with our passion to deliver what we promise. Those referred will "THANK YOU!" Conventional and FHA financing.
Kim DelMonte Plymouth Meeting, PA Real Estate Agent 11/12/08 Use my website for property searches and other real estate information! I am available for referrals -- for you or someone you may know! Let me help you find the perfect property or investment.
Randy Demming Colorado Springs, CO Home Builder 01/29/09 Campbell Homes is a new home builder in colorado springs, building new homes in Colorado Springs since 1965. We offer 2 story homes, ranch homes, and tri-level homes
Cheryl Dickson Oklahoma City, OK Services for Real Estate Pros 11/21/11 PASSION sells! When you truly LOVE your job, your enthusiasm and excitement will flow to those around you! When presenting a home for sale to a buyer, or CMA to a seller, PASSION can close the deal!
Pacita Dimacali Oakland, CA Real Estate Agent 01/03/09 Serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Home buyers, sellers and relocation specialist. Experienced short sale agent. Call me for exceptional real estate service and results!
Michael Dionne Federal Way, WA Title Insurance 03/02/08 Rainier Title provides complete services for all property transactions. Title/Escrow and all ancillary services provided. Please Contact Michael Dionne
Stephanie S. Dixon Yorktown, VA Real Estate Agent 11/28/09 Specialize in Home Sales in Hampton Roads.
JDo Doe Barrington, RI Education & Training 04/17/08
Renée Donohue~Home Photography Allegan, MI Services for Real Estate Pros 02/25/08 Renee has over 30 years of negotiating, sales and marketing experience to bring to your Western Michigan Real Estate transaction. You only pay for photos you want!
Jeff Dowler, CRS Carlsbad, CA Real Estate Agent 08/24/07 I share my passions & the SoCal lifestyle in Carlsbad & nearby (art, recreation, dining, beaches, shopping), plus relocation & real estate. Call/text me at 760-840-1360 if I can help you at any time!
Kurt Duffeck Austin, TX Real Estate Agent 11/13/08 I Put My Heart Into Every House I Sell.
Julie Dumaine-Russell Branford, CT Real Estate Agent 02/05/09
Lisa Dunham Alexandria, VA Real Estate Agent 08/20/11 Real estate consultant assisting home buyers and sellers in Kingstowne, Alexandria, Lorton, Woodbridge and surrounding areas. Experienced in Short Sales and Foreclosures. Licensed in VA and MD.
Trumps Elite Lafayette, LA Real Estate Agent 01/25/15 ABR, SRES, SRS, BOLD Graduate, e-PRO, Residential Specialist in Lafayette, Maurice, Youngsville & Acadiana area of Louisiana.
Sue Ellett Marble Falls, TX Real Estate Agent 09/22/08 Exceeding Buyer & Seller Real Estate Expectations in the Austin, Lake Travis & Highland Lakes/Horseshoe Bay areas. Your Professional Resource. Relocation & USAA MoversAdvantage® Preferred Agents
Christina Ewing Chicago, IL Mortgage and Lending 06/17/08 Top producing Senior Loan Consultant with 12 years experience. I've built my business entirely on referrals from happy custmers and business partners. Call me if I can be of service to you!
Sukhdev Farmah Morrisville, NC Mortgage and Lending 07/27/09 Assisting in selecting the best loans to meet your personal situation and goals.commercial and Residental Mortgages,First time home buyer or refinance.Serving Cary, Morrisville,Durham and Chapel Hill
Jack Feldmann Knoxville, TN Home Inspector 10/26/08 Inspections by a diligent and picky guy. Reports are available, on-line, immediately after the inspection. We also have our "Forever Telephone Support" for questions that may come up later.
Wenceslao Fernandez Jr. Miami Beach, FL Real Estate Agent 01/11/09 CDPE (, and Member of MAR, the largest real estate board in the country and Keller Williams Realty (#3 nationwide). Serving Eastern Miami-Dade County and Miami Beach
Tammy Fertig Riverside, CA Real Estate Agent 10/12/09
1~Laura Filip Whitesboro, TX Real Estate Agent 11/04/14 WELCOME HOME TEXOMA. Service with a Smile that is Texas Style.
Susan T. Firth Yorktown, VA Real Estate Agent 11/28/09 Virginia Peninsula Real Estate Salesperson. Relocation Specialist. Homes, Luxury & Vacation Properties. Military Relcoation & Families on the Move.
Gordon L. Fisher Houston, TX Mortgage and Lending 05/04/08
Arlene Fisher Blaker Owings Mills, MD Mortgage and Lending 04/22/14 I can originate loans for purchase or refinance. I am licensed with Monarch Bank in MD,PA, DC, VA, DE, NC,SC and Florida. We are approved with several different Grants for FTHB. My NMLS#208748
Heather Fitzgerald Greenwood, IN Real Estate Sales Representative 05/01/09 We serve the Indianapolis Real Estate area, as well as Johnson County, Morgan County, Hamilton County, etc. We handle Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Short Sales and Bank Owned Properties.
Robert Flaa Denton, TX Home Inspector 11/17/08 I have been in the construction business for over 30 years then decided to be a home inspector to help people with there validation of there new home! We offer free Thermal Imaging, pool inspections.
Dana Forster Fredericksburg, VA Real Estate Agent 04/02/08 A specified services company that meets your needs, limited services or full service, you decide. We specialize in military relocations. Look forward to assisting you in the near future.
Carla Freund Raleigh, NC Real Estate Agent 06/24/08 Your Real Estate Guide for Homes in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill & Triangle areas. Need to Sell? Carla Sells your Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Raleigh & Fuquay Varina Homes or Real Estate.
Diane Friesen Surrey, BC Real Estate Agent 08/27/10 Prior to becoming a Realtor my background was working in law offices as a real estate paralegal. My experience in Real Estate law is extensive having closed literally 1000's of real estate deals.
SONIA GARNICA Chicago, IL Real Estate Agent 08/26/08
Debra Ghysels Dayton, OH Home Stager 11/10/09 Debra's Designs~Home Staging and Redesign Making your home a Buyer's Desire! Staging a home before it is listed can help you sell in HALF the time as an unstaged home!