Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 08/01/2022
Are Your Eligible for a VA Loan? Basic Info to Know
A loan from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs can be an excellent choice for financing a home purchase. While VA benefits are generally reserved for veterans, there are a few exceptions with mortgage programs. Here are some other ways you could be eligible for a VA loan: Active Duty Fortunately, you don't have to have served in...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
The Major Variables Affecting the Price of Homes
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
Mortgages: Which 15-year loan is right for you?
Mortgages can be a very flustering part of the homebuying process, just based on the sheer volume of available options. Most homebuyers choose the 30-year fixed rate option, as long as they meet the criteria. But what about the 15-year option? What choices are available for homebuyers, first-time and experienced? How do you know which one to pick?...
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Posted on 03/22/2021
Thing You Need to Know About Applying for a Jumbo Mortage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 09/07/2020
Points: How They Benefit You
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
Mortgage Options for Luxury Properties
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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