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Zillow Announces St. Louis, MO as the Top Market in the Nation for First-Time Home Buyers 

St. Louis, MO – April 15th, 2024 – Gershman Mortgage is proud to share the huge announcement that St. Louis has been crowned the best city in the nation for first-time home buyers by Zillow! It’s no secret that St. Louis is a wonderful place to raise a family, enjoy many different cultures, and participate in countless memorable experiences. Gershman Mortgage was founded and is headquartered in St. Louis, and is proud to serve our local communities, helping them with their dreams of becoming homeowners. We are so honored to be recognized by an organization such as Zillow, a trusted and heavily used platform for real estate needs. 

Zillow factored in the following metrics when creating their ranking: 

  1. Rent affordability: the proportion of median household income dedicated to rent payments 
  1. Inventory availability: the proportion of Zillow listings that the median household can afford comfortably, spending no more than 30% of their income on the monthly mortgage payments 
  1. The ratio of affordable homes for sale to renter households 
  1. The amount of households made up of people aged 29-43 

Over 50% of Gershman Mortgage’s closed loans in 2023 were for first-time homebuyers, a fact that we are immensely proud of.  

Along with this huge kudos for St. Louis from Zillow, we are excited to announce a new promotion specifically for first-time homebuyers not only in St. Louis, but in all 22 states we are licensed in! 

We are offering a $250 lender credit for first-time homebuyers who get a pre-approval from Gershman Mortgage between April 10th and July 31st, and close on the new purchase by November 1st 

In conclusion, St. Louis stands out as an exceptional destination for first-time homebuyers, offering affordability, diverse neighborhoods, a strong job market, cultural richness, educational excellence, a vibrant real estate market, and a tight-knit community. Take the leap and make St. Louis your home sweet home! 

When you are ready, contact a Gershman Mortgage Loan Officer to start your journey home today.


About Gershman: Communities, families, and homes are at the heart of what we do at Gershman Mortgage. Our founding principles are based on the core values of honesty, integrity, the entrepreneurial spirit, and putting our customers first. We are passionate and committed to customer service and strive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers. We are a customer-centric company devoted to creating and maintaining long-lasting relationships.

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