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Jan
25
2020
FHA Commissioner Montgomery, leave down payment assistance alone
The agency is seeking to curb programs that help lower-income and minority residents become homeowners. Saving up for a down payment, even a 3.5% down that FHA often requires, is an insurmountable struggle for a plethora of low-income, hard-working Americans. But about 150,000...
Jan
23
2020
Breaking Down Mortgage Closing Costs
Whether you are buying a home or are refinancing, there are fees required to finalize the loan. We lump all these together and call them closing costs. With refinance loans, the closing costs are a bit less because certain elements are missing (such as title fees, home appraisal fees, and...
Jan
17
2020
What’s driving this week’s spike in mortgage applications?
It’s not just lower rates. Military tensions with Iran, a robust economy and a slow holiday season all helped trigger a 30% jump, experts say. What the heck? The Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly mortgage survey indicates a 43% refinance increase and an overall 30.2%...
Jan
15
2020
The Ultimate Home Shopping Guide for First-Time Homebuyers
Are you buying a house for the first time? Not knowing what to expect can make things unnecessarily overwhelming and daunting. To help reduce the stress of the unknown, we've broken down the timeline to buying a home in this step-by-step guide. Keep in mind that this is just a general...
Jan
10
2020
What to Expect When Buying a Foreclosed Home
Foreclosed homes are some of the best home purchase deals you can find but that doesn’t mean that you should through caution to the wind when considering purchasing a foreclosed home.    In fact, some foreclosed homes can end up costing you more money (or headaches)...
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