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Financing an Investment Property, Part 2

How do I finance an investment property for the first time? Last week I offered a 5 step blueprint to help answer this question. Mortgage rates are still low and a lot of homeowners want to know the best way to access capital to expand their real estate portfolio. What’s more, new legislation in California […]

What Are the Differences: Jumbo Loan vs. Conforming

Okay, the main difference between a conforming home loan and a jumbo loan is simply the loan amount. Conforming loans are labeled conforming because they conform to guidelines set by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. For most parts of the country the maximum loan amount to still be considered a conforming loan is $484,350. Anything […]

Conventional Loan Approval: Basic Guidelines

Conventional loans are by far the most popular choice among home buyers. Conventional loans are those underwritten to standards set forth by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When a loan is approved using these guidelines it is then eligible for sale in the secondary markets. Selling a loan allows the lender to continue making mortgages. […]