Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 07/11/2021
Financial Tips Every New Homeowner Should Know
Photo by William Fortunato from Pexels Buying a home is a big decision made up of dozens of smaller decisions. With so many moving parts in the process it's difficult to know you’re making the best choices. Some of the most important choices in buying a home have to do with finances. Here we will go over some...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Mortgage Pre-Approval Guide
Buying your first home can be stressful enough without worrying about whether your mortgage loan pre-approval is going to go through. That’s why it’s such a good idea to know the requirements before you narrow down your home search. Here are the top items your mortgage broker or lender will need in order to pre-approve you for a...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Who are the Best Candidates for a High-Priced Loan ?
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
How Do I know if I Qualify for an FHA Loan?
FHA loans have long been a valuable resource for Americans who want to fulfill their goal of homeownership but who don’t have the benefit of a lengthy credit history and equity. If you’re hoping to buy a home in the near future but want to explore all of your options in terms of financing, this article is for you....
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Financial Assistance Programs for Your New Home
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve been evaluating your finances. As a first-time homebuyer, there are programs in place to help with the down payment. According to the December 2019 Realtor Index Confidence Survey, first-time homebuyers accounted for 31% of all sales, and 77% put down less...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Types of Mortgages for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
How Credit can Impact Your Mortgage Payments
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
What are the Benefits of Pre-Approval for a Mortgage ?
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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Posted on 02/09/2020
Your Loan: The First Step to Buying a New Home
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay If you’re in the market to purchase a home, it can be a confusing process. Interest rates, types of loans and what may apply to you can all sound like a foreign language. It’s always best to have some background knowledge before going to see a mortgage broker to make sure you’re...
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Posted on 01/26/2020
Which is Smarter: Paying Off the Mortgage or Investing?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Often, when discussing ways to get out of debt, the subject of “mortgage versus investments” comes up. If you have a mortgage, your monthly budget likely revolves around paying it first, meaning investment ideas take a back seat. One way to free money up to invest is to pay off the mortgage, and...
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Posted on 07/28/2019
The First Step in Your Mortgage Qualification Process
Potential home buyers should obtain a pre-qualification letter from their lenders to access a home loan. This letter communicates what the lender thinks about you being qualified for a mortgage up to a certain amount and is dependent on the data you gave about your assets, income, and expenses. Pre-qualification is just the primary step, and it provides...
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