Mortgage Tips

Simple mortgage tips to help you better prepare for the mortgage process and ideally save money on your mortgage.

What Is a Non-Conforming Mortgage Loan?

What Is a Non-Conforming Mortgage Loan?
January 16, 2019 No Comments »

If you’ve been doing some mortgage shopping/research lately and happened to come across the phrase “non-conforming loan,” you might have some questions. At first glance, you probably understand that the loan in question doesn’t conform, but to what exactly? Well, ... Read More »

When Should You Start Looking for a House?

When Should You Start Looking for a House?
January 10, 2019 No Comments »

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

12 Home Selling Tips for 2019

12 Home Selling Tips for 2019
January 8, 2019 No Comments »

While the recent stock market rout will undoubtedly make prospective home buyers feel a little bit poorer, lower gas prices and cheaper interest rates may have the complete opposite effect. Regardless of what happens to the economy, chances are that ... Read More »

2019 Mortgage Rate Forecast: We Could Be in for a Big Surprise

2019 Mortgage Rate Forecast: We Could Be in for a Big Surprise
December 19, 2018 No Comments »

Just like that another year has passed, well almost, so it’s time once again to look forward to what the next 365 days might bring. Will 2019 be a winner for mortgage rates, or will home buyers and refinancers face ... Read More »

2019 Mortgage and Real Estate Predictions

2019 Mortgage and Real Estate Predictions
December 11, 2018 No Comments »

First off, here are my 2018 predictions in case you want to see how they panned out. Overall, I think I did alright, though my call for the 30-year fixed to end 2018 at 4.5% didn’t quite materialize. There’s actually ... Read More »

10 Things You Should Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

10 Things You Should Do Before Applying for a Mortgage
December 5, 2018 No Comments »

I once 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 »

Can I Lower My Mortgage Interest Rate Without Refinancing?

Can I Lower My Mortgage Interest Rate Without Refinancing?
November 16, 2018 No Comments »

Here’s an interesting one. Is it possible to snag a lower mortgage rate without refinancing? While it’s not all that difficult to refinance a home loan, it does take a bit of time and energy, and you generally need to ... Read More »

What Is Verification of Employment for a Mortgage?

What Is Verification of Employment for a Mortgage?
October 31, 2018 No Comments »

When you apply for a mortgage, underwriters will comb through your finances to determine if you’re a good candidate for a loan. This includes verifying a lot of personal information, including your income, assets, credit history, and employment. Without these ... Read More »

Sell Your House or Rent It Out?

Sell Your House or Rent It Out?
October 15, 2018 No Comments »

If you already own some real estate, perhaps a house or a condo, and are looking to move on, you might ask yourself if it’s better to sell it or rent it out. This is an especially pertinent question when ... Read More »

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Mortgage

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Mortgage
October 10, 2018 No Comments »

You’ve heard the news – mortgage rates surpassed 5% and don’t appear to be coming back down anytime soon. While that’s up for debate, the trend is clearly not your friend when it comes to securing a low interest rate ... Read More »