All posts by Colin Robertson

10 Things You Should Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

10 Things You Should Do Before Applying for a Mortgage
March 1, 2021 No Comments »

I recently wrote that you should look for a mortgage before searching for a property to buy because unless you have lots of cash, you’re going to need a loan. Now let’s talk about what you should do before you ... Read More »

Zillow Will Now Buy Your Home for Its Zestimate Price

Zillow Will Now Buy Your Home for Its Zestimate Price
February 25, 2021 1 Comment »

Zillow appears to be putting its money where its mouth is by offering to buy properties at their Zestimate price. No longer is the Zestimate just a number you can fantasize about, assuming your home qualifies for the company’s iBuying ... Read More »

Amerifirst Financial Review: They Take Home Purchase Lending Seriously

Amerifirst Financial Review: They Take Home Purchase Lending Seriously
February 24, 2021 No Comments »

It’s not every day you come across a large-scale independent mortgage lender that has been around since the 1980s, but Amerifirst Financial Inc. fits that description. The Arizona-based company understands that there’s more to the mortgage business than just refinances, ... Read More »

Paying More Today Won’t Lower Future Monthly Mortgage Payments

Paying More Today Won’t Lower Future Monthly Mortgage Payments
February 24, 2021 No Comments »

Just about everyone with a home loan ponders the idea of paying a little extra, whether it’s via biweekly mortgage payments, or just once a year after receiving a sizable bonus or tax refund. Whatever the method, you should first ... Read More »

Look for a Mortgage Before You Search for a Home

Look for a Mortgage Before You Search for a Home
February 23, 2021 No Comments »

While it might look and sound counterintuitive at first glance, it could actually make perfect sense. Instead of assuming that home loan financing is just a cumbersome, yet mostly guaranteed step toward the American Dream, understand that it will dictate ... Read More »

7/1 ARM vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons

7/1 ARM vs. 30-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons
February 23, 2021 No Comments »

When shopping for a mortgage, it’s very important to pick a suitable loan product for your unique situation. Today, we’ll compare two popular loan programs, the “30-year fixed mortgage vs. the 7-year ARM.” We all know about the traditional 30-year ... Read More »

AimLoan Review: You Can Check Their Rates and Fees 24/7

AimLoan Review: You Can Check Their Rates and Fees 24/7
February 22, 2021 No Comments »

Today we’ll take a look at American Internet Mortgage, more commonly known as “AimLoan,” which is a streamlined discount mortgage lender that focuses mostly on conforming home loans. Doing so allows them to do what they do best, offer lower ... Read More »

Why Does Everyone Want Us to Pay Down Our Mortgages?

Why Does Everyone Want Us to Pay Down Our Mortgages?
February 22, 2021 No Comments »

You may have come across one of those articles lately that talks about how a couple paid off their mortgage in five years. Or some other absurdly-fast timeline. While it also sounds super enticing and perhaps inspiring, it’s often just ... Read More »

When Should You Start Looking for a House?

When Should You Start Looking for a House?
February 19, 2021 No Comments »

The short answer: Immediately. That is, if you want to buy a home at some point in the next year, or any time thereafter. We’ll get into the specifics in a moment, but there’s really no sense in waiting if ... Read More »