3 Strategies to Beat an "All Cash" Offer
As the housing market across the country continues to rebound, many areas have become “seller’s markets” – a market in which there are more buyers than there are homes for sale and where sellers are more likely to have their choice of buyer and to be able to...
All About ARM Mortgage Loans - Should You Get One?
There are many mortgage products available on the market today, which is great for buyers who now have more than one option for purchasing a home. There are your traditional 15-year or 30-year fixed rate mortgage loans (which are often just called conventional mortgages), adjustable...
How to Increase Your Credit Score By 100 Points Or More - Quickly!
If you are looking to buy a home in the near future, you know that credit matters. While you can get approved for a mortgage with a credit score below 600, the best terms and lowest interest rates are likely to go to those home buyers with scores above 700. So if you’re in the low 600 range...
All About Jumbo Loans
In many areas of the country you can find a great single family home for less than $250,000. In other areas of the country, that’s what you’ll need for a down payment on the home of your dreams. In those areas where the cost of living, and the cost of housing, is higher than...
3 Things to Think About When Buying a Vacation Home
Although owning a vacation home may sound like a lot of fun (and it can be!), don’t purchase without doing some homework first. Unlike owning a timeshare where you are likely to have some concerns taken care of like housekeeping, security and other measures, buying a second home...
Is a 15 Year OR 30 Year Mortgage Loan Better For You?
If you’re looking to buy a home, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is whether to go with a 15-year or a 30-year mortgage loan. There are some simple and straight forward mortgage calculators available online that will give you a good ballpark figure of what you can...
Can I get a Mortgage on a 'Tiny Home"?
All across the county people are looking to streamline their lives and downsize into small and in some cases tiny, homes. Tiny homes may be all the rage, but can you get a traditional mortgage on a tiny home? Does it matter whether your tiny home has a foundation or is on wheels? If...
Can I Refinance My Manufactured Home Loan?
Mobile and manufactured homes are one of the most affordable ways to get into home ownership; unfortunately however, some lenders are hesitant to extend mortgage loans on mobile homes or manufactured housing. If you currently own either a mobile home or a manufactured home or are in the...
What are "Interest Only" Mortgage Loans, and How Do They Work?
Are you thinking about buying a home but not sure what you can afford? Have you wondered about interest only mortgages and what advantages and disadvantages they may offer? If so, then you’re in luck because we’ve collected some great information about interest only...
What Happens at Closing?
So you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’ve been preapproved for a mortgage by a lender and you’ve submitted your offer, with earnest money deposit, to the seller. The seller has accepted your offer, you’ve had a home inspection performed and now...