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Fannie Mae’s HomeReady Program Makes Ownership More Accessible

When it comes to homeownership, one of the biggest initial barriers is the down payment. Hoping to generate 20% of the purchase price, many...

With the Right Approach, You Can Get a Low-Credit FHA Loan

The Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, is one of the most important housing organizations in the country. This office, which is a section of...

Advance Approval: Understanding this Important Step

There are a lot of terms that get tossed around in the real estate industry. Sometimes professionals (ourselves included) forget that the general public...

How Should You Structure a Construction Loan for Home Repairs?

You’ve finally found your dream house. Maybe it’s in a kid-friendly neighborhood, with great schools and a wonderful park just a few blocks down....

What You Need to Know About Renovation Loans

Renovation loans are an essential part of the real estate industry. While they may not be used in every transaction, these programs often assist...

Fannie Mae HomePath Connects Homebuyers with Foreclosed Properties

Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is a useful tool for homebuyers seeking an affordable, comfortable home. Designed to help Fannie Mae deal with an unexpected...

What Homebuyers Need to Know About Loan-to-Value Ratio

The loan-to-value ratio is essential to lenders, borrowers, and financial institutions. It can have an effect on mortgage payments, interest rates, and can even...

Understanding Conventional 97 Loans

To qualify for a loan, you usually need to have some money as a down payment. However, saving for this down payment, which usually...

Trying to Understand 2018 Tax Reform: Homeowners FAQ

Tax reform is one of the most important topics in real estate, finances, and personal savings. While the exact effects of the bill have...

The Advantages of Early Payment on 2018 Property Taxes

If you live in San Diego, you could save on your 2018 federal tax bill by paying early on your 2017-18 property taxes. After...