Are you buying a home from a family member? Family transactions may have pluses for both the buyer and seller. A major benefit to buyers is a gift of equity. So what is a gift of equity? It is a little known rule which allows equity in a family member’... Read More
Student loan debt and payments play a large role in buyers qualifying for a mortgage loan. With escalating costs of a college education, many graduates carry the heavy burden of debt. Luckily there are many programs providing student loan payment relief. But w... Read More
It is no secret that student loans cause debt ratio issues when qualifying for a home loan. While mortgage lending hasn’t caught up with student loan debt payment options, there are great solutions available. So let’s share creative ways millennials... Read More
FHA loans are well known for helping buyers obtain a very affordable house payment. Well FHA, one of the most popular loan programs, just became even cheaper because HUD lowered FHA PMI rates for the 2nd time in 2 years. The Federal Housing Administration will... Read More
Well, 2016 is over and what a year it was! The real estate market had a great year which was supported by very low rates and an improving economy. As a mortgage lender, we try to do more than just close mortgage loans. Providing education is a cornerstone ... Read More
The dreaded VA Appraisal! Yes, that stage of the purchase that makes realtors and sellers cringe. Really, a VA appraisal isn’t that bad when you know what the appraiser is looking for. We have actually written several helpful articles referencing appraisa... Read More
There are so many reasons NOT to be a Cash Buyer Becoming a cash buyer is not easy and usually takes dedication over time. So it usually doesn’t happen overnight. Therefore, don’t put on the blinders and only consider paying all of that hard earned i... Read More
Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac will now offer bigger home loans effective January 1, 2017! The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced the new maximum loan limits for the United States. Conforming loan limits have not increased in 11 years because of t... Read More
VA home loans are such a great way for our military to affordably finance a new home. The benefits are many and our service members deserve it. We also feel that education and answering questions for Veterans and Service Members is key. Some of the most pop... Read More
Streamlined Process for USDA Refinance Boom! USDA just got bigger and better! USDA just got much better! Rural Development loans have provided affordable payments with no down payment for years. But now good just became awesome!! Homeowners with a USDA mortgag... Read More
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- Mortgage Rates Trend and an Improving Economy – How it Impacts YouMarch 13, 2017 - 4:41 pm
It has started. You hear the buzz everywhere talking about the future of interest rates, economy, and real estate market. How many times will the Fed raise rates this year? Should I lock in a mortgage rate now? How is the job market doing? Are housing prices going up? No one has a crystal ball no […]
- What is a Private Road Maintenance AgreementMarch 7, 2017 - 9:13 am
Private roads. These 2 words can make Realtors cringe! Because agents know these words may cause some issues during the loan process. But there are solutions. So while looking for the perfect home, let’s say you come across the perfect one on a private road. “No big deal to me!” says the buyer. Well, private roads […]
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