Home Mortgage Terms: Loan to Value Demystified

You’ve read here before about the sometimes confusing language lenders use on a daily basis. When financing a property you’ll encounter these terms and...

How to Get Your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE)

For those who qualify for this outstanding loan program and want to buy and finance a home with as little cash as possible, there...

Bi-weekly Mortgage Payments- Will You Pay Your Mortgage Down Faster?

Mortgages today are fully amortized. No more of this “negative amortization” stuff or “payment option” loan programs where mortgage loans would actually increase over...

10 Biggest Benefits of a VA Home Loan

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 provided benefits to returning soldiers after WWII. Among these benefits was the VA home loan program and today...

Buy a Home That Needs Minor Repairs With An Escrow Holdback

When you first make an offer on a home and produce an earnest money deposit those funds are held by a third party and...

Pitfalls of Seller Financing

Seller financing historically hasn’t been very common. When a property owner wants or needs to sell a home, the sellers typically want to get...

Effect of Brexit Pushing Down Mortgage Rates

We’re definitely in a global marketplace. That’s not really news but there are so many interactions between countries and financial institutions. Sometimes, most times,...

Home Mortgage Loan Guide: 10 Steps to an Easy Approval

Getting a home loan involves multiple parties and a lot of moving parts. Your mortgage lender is the one that keeps all these parts...

HARP Loan 2016

For those of you paying attention to mortgage rates, and we here at Home Point surely do, you may have noticed that rates are...

Escrow and Impound Accounts: Can You Cancel Your Existing Account?

Impound accounts, referred to as escrow accounts in other parts of the country, are monthly payments made to the loan servicer that go toward...