March 24, 2009 // Franchising.com // Morris Plains, N.J., – All parents want the same things for their children when they become adults. They want them to find their way in the world and feel a sense of security, comfort and happiness. For many young adults, getting out on their own includes the ability to purchase their first home.
Not surprisingly, many parents look at the opportunity offered by today's real estate market and wonder how they can help their kids make the dream of homeownership a reality. To educate parents on how they can enable their kids to purchase a home, Weichert, Realtors is offering a free brochure entitled "With Your Help."
"There has never been a better time to purchase your first home," said James M. Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors, one of the nation's largest independently owned real estate companies. "Housing prices are as affordable as they have been in years, interest rates are historically-low, and the government recent passed an $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers."
Through the brochure, Weichert outlines the pros and cons associated with some of the more common ways parents can assist a child when purchasing a home which include personal loans, loan co-signing, equity sharing and gifts. To receive a copy of the brochure, call the Weichert customer service center at 1-800-USA-SOLD or call or visit your local Weichert sales office.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in approximately 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance.