New Book Targets Buyers Shut Out of the Housing Market

A new book aims to expand homeownership for buyers by introducing them to little-known financing options and explaining the buying process step by step.

Online PR News – 29-March-2021 – Portland, Oregon – A new book has just been published to help first-time homebuyers understand how to qualify for financing and complete the home buying process. The book, How to Buy a House: Vital Real Estate Strategy for First Time Home Buyers, was authored by Portland, Oregon real estate broker Yvonne Aileen, who said she was looking for a way to get the word out that home buyers have options for qualifying for financing that usually aren’t explained to them by most commercial lenders.

“There are government programs, down payment grants, and low- and no-down payment options, but if a lender doesn’t offer that program, the buyer will never hear of it,” Aileen says. Aileen says she has been “passionate about affordable housing” and expanding homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income buyers ever since she spent two years on Maui (2015-2017). “I saw locals there going homeless while many homes sat vacant ten months out of the year.”

Because income continues to be outpaced by rising housing prices, Aileen says there’s never going to be a better time to buy than right now. “Buyers can’t save fast enough to keep up and the longer they wait, the harder it will be.”

As a real estate broker for more than 18 years, Aileen has helped several first-time homebuyers secure financing by connecting them to mortgage brokers specializing in first-time homebuyer financing programs. “It’s so gratifying to be able to make that kind of difference in their lives.”

For the last nine years, Aileen has also developed continuing education courses for licensees nationally through The CE Shop, an online education provider based in Colorado, and recently developed one on affordable housing called Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing, which is offered as a national elective.

How to Buy a House: Vital Real Estate Strategy for the First Time Home Buyer is available now on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats; an audiobook will be available soon.