The 30 Year Fixed

A Strong Option in a Weak Economy If you have been weighing your options in the housing market you may want to make your decision to buy or refinance now while rates as well as home prices remain low. The 30-year fixed rate mortgage loan has long been the steady favorite of products offered to ...

What is Your Home Worth? The Truth About Appraisals

The first thing appraisers look at is the outside of the home. Curb appeal does matter, because the condition of the exterior of your house, including paint condition and the landscaping, directly reflects the interior of your home. A good looking lawn implies that the interior is taken care of as well. A common misconception ...

What FICO Score is used?

Planning Ahead for Home Ownership:

Establish good credit habits. Use credit cards responsibly. Create a spending budget and don’t exceed the limit. Keep up with your monthly payments, making sure to pay them on time. Start saving for a down payment. The larger the down payment you can put on a house the less interest you will have to pay ...

What These Changes Directly Mean to You, the Borrower (HARP 2.0)

Underwriting Requirements Relaxed What’s new:  A more relaxed view on foreclosure and bankruptcy rules; meaning your HARP loan could be approved, regardless of how recently a borrower filed bankruptcy or experienced a foreclosure. What that means for you:  As previously stated, you won’t be counted out for a mortgage late when that could normally eliminate ...

A Quick Mortgage Glossary Guide

Many mortgage terms are confusing to buyers, especially first-time home buyers who are unfamiliar with the buying and loan application process.  Here is a quick glossary to help you in your home buying process.

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