An FHA home loan is one of the best options for new homeowners and first-time homebuyers. FHA mortgages have more flexible requirements for approval and offer some of the lowest mortgage rates available. With an FHA loan, you can get approved with a lower down payment and an imperfect credit history. FHA loans are government-backed […]
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Buying a new home or refinancing your mortgage can put you on the right track toward building wealth and a secure financial future. So it makes sense to put some effort toward getting the best mortgage you can. Searching for low rates is where most homebuyers begin. These next steps will help you get the […]
Buying a new home or refinancing your mortgage can help you build wealth and put you on the fast track to reach long-term financial goals. So it makes sense to shop for the lowest mortgage rate. At first glance, this seems like a smart move, but it’s not always the best financial move. But choosing […]
When you refinance a mortgage or buy a new home, the escrow process can take 30-60 days and an escrow account will often be required. Escrow accounts are created to protect both buyers and sellers in the homebuying process, along with mortgage lenders and real estate agents. In short, an escrow account is a temporary […]
If you’ve been house shopping for a while, you may have considered building your dream home from the ground up. In some states, it’s much cheaper to build your own home, but in other areas it can be even more expensive. Costs of materials, construction, architects, blueprints, and getting everything delivered can be a struggle. […]
Traditionally, we think of spring and summer as the best seasons for buying or selling a house. But these past several months keep testing tradition. As we enter into winter holidays, house sales keep inching up, mortgage rates are hovering at 3.5%, and the housing market is as busy as ever. Several homeowners are continuing […]
Mortgage rates are starting to inch upwards and home prices aren’t slowing down. Whether you want to refinance and build out your current home or buy your next home with a larger lot in mind, homebuyers across the country are figuring out how to qualify for a bigger mortgage. For many homebuyers, shopping for their […]
If you’re one of many unmarried homebuyers ready to buy a home with your partner, there are a few things to know. For one, marrieds and unmarrieds are treated differently when it comes to state laws and taxes, and buying a house together puts you straight in the crosshairs of both. A few things that […]
Closing costs can be a heavy financial burden when you’re ready to buy a home or refinance your mortgage. With every home purchase or refinance, closing costs are part of the mix. For new homebuyers especially, deciding how to pay closing costs can be overwhelming and stressful. All that said, you definitely have options! An […]
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Board announced its decision to reduce its bond-buying program. So how does this affect mortgage rates? Each time the Federal Reserve makes an announcement, the markets respond. Whether the shift is small or large, clients often want to know if the fed announcement will impact mortgage rates. More importantly, […]
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