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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- New Tax Law Helps a First Time Home Buyer Purchase a More Affordable HomeDecember 27, 2017 - 8:19 pm
First Time Home Buyer Can Use New Tax Laws to Make a Home Purchase More Affordable There’s a lot of good numbers flying around these days about real estate! Existing home sales, new home construction, and other confidence numbers continue to rise. Actually a recent USA Today article stated, “homebuilder confidence hit the highest level in 18 years in […]
- Capital Gains Home Exclusion Rules Help Sellers ProfitDecember 22, 2017 - 5:55 am
The House and Senate income tax reform bills offer a lot of changes to many tax payers. Many are debating the pros versus cons of tax reform. Although, the main goal of the reform appears to be to help the American tax payers and further stimulate the economy. One area that had many in the real estate industry […]
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