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Get Approved for an FHA Mortgage with 3.5% Down

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 […]

Buy a Home in 2022 and Get Your Best Mortgage

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 […]

When It’s Time to Choose a New Mortgage Broker

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 […]

How to Decide: Should I Build or Buy a Home?

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. […]

Tis the Season for Buying and Selling

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 […]

How to Qualify for a Bigger Mortgage

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 […]

Can I Buy a House Without Paying Closing Costs?

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 […]

Clear Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

Homeowners across the west coast have been asking how they can maximize their home equity options, and reverse mortgages are becoming a popular topic. For the first time in a decade, many homeowners have more than 20% home equity. What’s more, while many have relocated over this past year, most homeowners over the age of […]

When is it Better to Use a Mortgage Broker?

Deciding to use a mortgage broker is a big decision and one that can save you a lot of money. Most people shop around for the lowest mortgage rate, which is a smart move. But it’s not always the best financial move. The truth is, your mortgage is a complex financial agreement that defines every […]

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 […]