Thinking of joining the condominium lifestyle? Are you eligible for a VA home loan and want to know if you can use a VA loan to buy and finance a condo? Why do people decide to buy a condominium...
What is a temporary buydown and do you want one? We’ve mentioned here on several occasions about how the mortgage industry seems to think up different lending terms on a regular basis but that’s really not the case at...
There are many players and terms involved when buying a home. So many that you never even knew they existed. Did you know there is an escrow agent? Metes and bounds? Lender vs Real Estate Agent?  These are just...
Buying a home means there is a lot of preparation before making a final offer to buy. You decide where you’d like to live based upon your own set of standards such as square footage or number of bedrooms and...
Knowing where you stand credit-wise before shopping for a home loan can save you both time and money. Lenders employ a matrix of sorts that combines a down payment amount and credit score to come up with a mortgage...
With all the gyrations in the stock market in recent years, investors have looked beyond stocks and considered other types of investments as they adjust their portfolios. Hard assets, those that you can feel, touch and see have always...
Jumping into the real estate market for the very first time can be a little scary at first. For some, anyway. Why? There are several reasons. For one, buying a home is no small purchase and will likely be the...
Coming up with funds to close on a home purchase is perhaps the single greatest barrier first time home buyers face. At least there are still too many who believe that. Yet despite the easy access to information and...
Future homebuyers are certainly aware they’ll need to have some sort of a down payment when obtaining a home loan. Unless they’re VA eligible or buying a qualifying property in a rural area using a USDA mortgage, there will...
When you make an offer on a home, it’s not always just about the price. That’s certainly one of the most important facets but there are other features that can have an impact, such as a non-contingent offer. Having already applied...