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Aug
28
2021
Mortgage market nearly crashed in early COVID-19 days
Mortgage conference participants share recent consumer wins and losses. By Jeff Lazerson | jlazerson@mortgagegrader.com | MortgageGrader.com | August 28, 2021 You’d think our recent experience with the Great Recession liquidity crisis would have been an easy reminder as to...
Aug
22
2021
Freddie Mac combines mortgage and renovation financing
Borrowers can get cash to fix up both their primary home, vacation home and rentals. By Jeff Lazerson | jlazerson@mortgagegrader.com | MortgageGrader.com | August 22, 2021 How about a simple, low-cost solution for a combination of home financing and home improvements? ChoiceReno...
Aug
19
2021
How Much Down Payment Do You Need To Buy A Home?
If you're considering buying a home, you might wonder how much is required as a down payment. Here is a quick run-down of the requirements of the down payment per loan type. Do You Need To Put 20% Down On A House? You'll often hear the down payment expressed as a percentage. For example, a 20%...
Aug
14
2021
15-year fixed-rate mortgage remains near all-time low
Refinance activity has jumped to its highest level since February. By Jeff Lazerson | jlazerson@mortgagegrader.com | MortgageGrader.com | August 14, 2021. This week’s mortgage rate bump-up seems to matter little as mortgage rates have stayed so low for so long. At 2...
Aug
11
2021
Thinking About Refinancing Your Investment Property? Read This
If you own an investment property, you already know that getting a mortgage for this type of property is different than a refi of a primary home. If you recall, the qualifying requirements for getting an investment load are more stringent than a primary home loan.  Let's take a look at...
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