You earned a college degree because you wanted to improve your life. You wanted to increase your chances of working in a fulfilling, rewarding, and financially-secure career, one where you could flourish and have a high-quality income. For good reason,...

Home Refinance Programs

Most mortgage programs today require some sort of a down payment. Outside of the VA and USDA home mortgage loans buyers can anticipate a down payment in addition to the funds needed for closing costs. This down payment represents...
We’ve seen interest rates gradually rise over the past 12 months or so both as a result of credit market forces as well as a direct result of actions taken by the Federal Reserve. Last March the Fed raised...
Closing costs associated with getting a mortgage is pretty much a given. There are closing costs from multiple parties beyond what your mortgage company may require. Your lender might have a loan processing fee and an underwriting fee among...
You’ll hear it from everyone you talk to. Your friends and family will all tell you that if you have a low credit score, purchasing a home is nearly impossible. If you are fortunate enough to get approved, they...
Refinancing with our minimum-down-payment program allows you to get a top-quality loan on your home. Whether you want to make more investments, or simply prefer to have liquid capital ready when you need it, this program gives you plenty...
While everyone realizes that divorce is part life, the divorce itself can create concerns for lenders. Many hard-working, financially-secure people will go through a divorce at one point or another, but these people will still find difficulty when applying...
What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM) and how does it help Southern California homeowners? First, a brief history on what makes a mortgage loan product a "QM", or “Qualified Mortgage.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an independent agency...
There are two basic classifications for a mortgage loan- conventional and government-backed. Government-backed loans include the VA, FHA and USDA programs. The VA loan is reserved for veterans and others who qualify to buy and finance a primary residence....
Getting ready to apply for a refinance? Selling your home? Are you wondering what your property might be worth beforehand? Here is everything you need for home appraisal. When you first complete a loan application, you’ll notice there is an...