Your very first step before you even begin to look at homes is a loan application. A loan application can take a matter of minutes! The application helps determine your budget, loan program, as well as other important information crucial to your home buying process. Click the “Apply Now” button at the top of the… [Read More]
2018 was quite the year! We’ve seen interest rates volatile and home prices increase, causing affordability to be one of the biggest hurdles in home buying. There have also been fantastic changes to student loan calculations, as well as increased loan limits for different programs. Interest rate forecaster’s predict may hold around where they currently… [Read More]
An Escrow account is an interest free account that collects your homeowner’s insurance and property taxes through you monthly payment. When the time comes that these particular bills come due, your Escrow account pays them on your behalf. In some instances you may elect to waive escrows, but can depend on the loan program as… [Read More]
Most people assume you need to find a Real Estate agent before anything else in the home buying experience. Actually, you need to speak with a trusted local lender. If you haven’t spoken to a lender, how do you know how much home you can afford? How do you know which loan program is best… [Read More]
Shopping for a mortgage is the responsible thing to do. Why wouldn’t you make sure you’re getting the best deal possible? This may not necessarily mean the lowest rate. Everyone’s situation is different…a person who does not plan on living in the home long term, may be better off focusing on their costs.
Peak home buying season is already under way, but are you ready? As your Real Estate Agents will tell you, the market is extremely competitive and it is certainly a seller’s market. They literally cannot build homes fast enough to meet the demand. So what are you doing to make your offer stand out? Are… [Read More]
Home prices are continuing to rise and so are interest rates. What does this mean for you? Not only is the home you liked a year ago more expensive, but the money financed for your mortgage has also become more expensive. If you have given any serious thought to buying a home in the near… [Read More]