Many real estate professionals, lenders, and tax payers fear that the proposed income tax plans could drastically affect the housing market in a negative way. These fears include more Americans choosing to rent instead of own, interest rates going up, and owners ... Read More
Are you currently renting? Is your lease coming up for renewal? Before you extend your lease for another year or two, why not consider exploring the possibility of buying instead of continuing to pay someone else’s mortgage? First of all, we are not goi... Read More
The end of a marriage is a trying time for a family and it typically doesn’t happen often in someone’s life, so it is hard to prepare for what happens or needs to happen. In addition to the emotional toll it places on a family, a separation can also wre... Read More
Unlike paystubs on a civilian job, an enlisted service member’s paystub may show the expected end of the employment or career. The military paystub, called a Leave & Earnings Statement (LES), states the Expiration of Term of Service. For short, thi... Read More
If you have applied for a VA mortgage, chances are that the scenario was run through an automated system. These days mortgage lenders use Automated Underwriting Systems (AUS) for preapprovals for about every type of loan. Obviously, not all loans get approved. ... Read More
Homebuyers received great news about the USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan program! In 2017, USDA drastically reduced the guarantee or funding fee they charge upfront on USDA loans, plus lowered the annual fee also. So the great news is that the USDA gua... Read More
Buying a home is the American dream for many and there are a lot of programs available to accomplish this dream. But what happens when the buyer needs a little extra funds in order to purchase? That is where a gift can be very beneficial. Although it is importa... Read More
Capacity, credit, collateral, and capital are considered the 4 C’s of mortgage lending. Basically, these are the main areas lenders review to qualify a borrower. But these 4 categories are broken down into many subsets. This article is going to discuss th... Read More
Individually, these areas mentioned in the title are great advantages of VA home loans. But what if all of them happened on the same purchase? Well, they did and we closed it! So, we bring understanding VA home loans to another level. Check out some of the th... Read More
The VA appraisal process is different from other appraisal types. A term that strikes fear is when the VA appraiser invokes the Tidewater Initiative. Realtors, buyers, sellers, and lenders worry about the purchase falling apart. But if everyone moves quickly en... Read More
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- 2018 FHA Loan Limits Increases Homeownership Opportunities for BuyersDecember 8, 2017 - 11:37 am
After the recent announcement of the conforming loan limits increase, FHA has now announced their own increase. Housing prices have continued to climb which is a good thing to owners, but can be a struggle for home buyers. As a buyer sits on the sidelines as a renter or living with family, prices are rising. […]
- 6 Reasons to Get Your Certificate of Eligibility Before BuyingDecember 8, 2017 - 6:30 am
In order to get a VA loan, it is important to make sure that the Veteran is first eligible for VA. Often, we are able to get the VA Certificate of Eligibility for the Veteran within a couple minutes online. But, there are times that this information is not available online. Therefore a Veteran has a […]
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