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Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle Renovation program is an essential option for many borrowers. Sometimes a borrower wants to purchase a home that needs significant upgrades, repairs, and improvements, but most mortgage products only provide enough funding for the purchase of...
Sometimes in the dead of winter, homeowners start to think of making some changes to their home. Just to freshen up the place and move some things around. Maybe upgrade the kitchen with new appliances and while they’re at...
You just found the perfect home for your exact needs. It has the interior layout you love, a large yard for children, and a western-facing view that gives you a front-row seat to vibrant sunsets. But it’s not quite perfect....
For most home sellers, there are two priorities: sell the home for the best price, and sell it quickly. Good marketing, effective listing, and an energetic seller’s agent can be extremely helpful, but there are also important features to...
It can be difficult to pay for repairs, which is why so many people choose renovation loans. When an emergency repair, such as a leaking roof or cracked foundation, occurs in your home, it needs to be handled quickly....
When you remodel a home, you can reasonably expect to increase the value of your property. But by how much? What’s the return-on-investment, or “ROI” on a remodeling project? Will you get all your money back? Will you make...
If you find the almost-perfect home, one that has the best location, the right floor space, and the perfect amount of rooms, but also needs repairs and maintenance, you might pass on the property. Before you disregard the almost-perfect...
The HomeStyle Renovation Loan program is designed to give borrowers the option to purchase a home and make improvements and renovations to the property, all while having one single loan. This program provides simple, flexible, and affordable financing for...
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...
Suppose you find the perfect house for your family. It has a wonderful backyard, a spacious kitchen, and three excellent bathrooms, which will make a weekday morning far more peaceful for your growing family. It seems like the perfect...