Mortgage

A Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations
By March 29, 2018 Read More →

A Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Help You In Your Home Purchase Negotiations

A mortgage pre-qualification is an initial estimate of what type of mortgage a borrower could get. It is limited, though, because it’s only based on what the borrower tells the lender, which might not be the same as what the lender finds out when it goes through a full process of analyzing the borrower and his credit.

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Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions
By March 27, 2018 Read More →

Over 5 Trillion Dollars In Home Equity May Lead To More Cash Out Transactions

US homeowners now have over 5 trillion dollars in home equity which is a very large amount of money! So this year may be the year for a lot of cash out refinances and other home equity mortgage products. Most often, when you are purchasing a home, you are buying at or below the appraised value and you are making a down payment.

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What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018?
By March 22, 2018 Read More →

What Changes Occurred In FHA And FNMA Rules During 2018?

Those who are involved in the mortgage industry must keep updated on changes to FHA, and Fannie Mae (FNMA) loans. Since loan limits and other changes are often made annually, keeping up with these changes helps make sure consumers get the right information at the time of their application.

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The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage
By March 20, 2018 Read More →

The Four Best Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

When trying to decide what to do, compare the cost of refinancing with what it would cost you in additional interest to hold on to your existing loan. While the breakdown is different for every borrower, generally, you’ll need to keep your current house and loan for anywhere from three to six years to break even on the costs of refinancing.

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What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase?
By March 15, 2018 Read More →

What Are The Benefits And Drawbacks Of Putting 20 Percent Down On A Home Purchase?

Several generations ago, lenders required home buyers to have a 20 percent down payment in order to get a mortgage. While there were a few options out there for people who couldn’t save this substantial amount, the reality was that for the majority of people, the 20 percent down was a requirement.

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What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status?
By March 14, 2018 Read More →

What Items Can Change My Mortgage Pre-Approval Status?

When you are purchasing a home, your lender may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home of your dreams. There are some benefits to being pre-approved before you find a home, but oftentimes, people confuse pre-qualifications with pre-approvals.

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Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan?
By March 13, 2018 Read More →

Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan?

Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their application. However, a co-signer on a mortgage loan doesn’t have the same impact that it might on another loan. Furthermore, it poses serious drawbacks for the co-signer.

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Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase?
By March 1, 2018 Read More →

Should You Get Pre-Qualified Or Pre-Approved For Your New Home Purchase?

Often times, home buyers can be disappointed when they find their dream home only to discover they are not able to get a mortgage to purchase the property. There are methods that potential buyers can use to ensure this does not happen to them.

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How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals
By February 27, 2018 Read More →

How To Successfully Use Your Down Payment to Achieve Your Home Buying Goals

When you are considering purchasing a home , understanding the lending guidelines regarding a down payment is important.

Here are a few key tips to consider:

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3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now
By February 23, 2018 Read More →

3 Great Homebuying Tools Millenials Have Available to Them Right Now

The economy seems to be heating up rapidly, but home loan interest rates are still at historically low levels. Real estate values have climbed a bit across the country, but low interest rates and affordable prices makes for an excellent opportunity for new homeowners to get into their first home before it rates and prices rise higher.

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