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New Program Allows Renters to Get a Mortgage with as Little as a Security Deposit

New Program Allows Renters to Get a Mortgage with as Little as a Security Deposit
November 29, 2017 No Comments »

Home Partners of America and New Penn Financial have joined forces to offer renters the ability to get a mortgage with as little as their security deposit. The joint venture aims to alleviate one of the main obstacles to owning ... Read More »

2018 Conforming Loan Limit Jumps to $453,100

2018 Conforming Loan Limit Jumps to $453,100
November 28, 2017 No Comments »

It’s that time of year again, when the FHFA announces the conforming loan limit for the upcoming year. And like last year, it’s going up! This marks just the second increase in the past decade thanks to that pesky housing ... Read More »

Quicken Loans Offering Cyber Monday Mortgage Deal

Quicken Loans Offering Cyber Monday Mortgage Deal
November 27, 2017 No Comments »

I was curious if any mortgage lenders were getting in on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and it turns out at least one is. Unsurprisingly, it’s Quicken Loans, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders out there. I ... Read More »

Are Mortgages Simple Interest and Compounded Monthly?

Are Mortgages Simple Interest and Compounded Monthly?
November 21, 2017 No Comments »

People seem to be fascinated with how mortgages are calculated and paid off, but when it comes down to it, there’s nothing too mind-blowing happening. Each month, a portion of principal and interest are paid off as mortgage payments are ... Read More »

Flagstar Offering Zero Down Mortgages to Michigan Home Buyers

Flagstar Offering Zero Down Mortgages to Michigan Home Buyers
November 13, 2017 No Comments »

Flagstar Bank is the latest mortgage lender to offer a home loan with zero down payment requirement. They even go a step further by offering to pay the borrower’s closing costs too. Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the new ... Read More »

21 Mortgage Questions That Are Commonly Asked, Answered

21 Mortgage Questions That Are Commonly Asked, Answered
November 8, 2017 No Comments »

I thought it would be helpful to create a post that answers a lot of common mortgage questions in one convenient place. So without further ado, let’s get started. 1. What will my mortgage rate be? Let’s start with what ... Read More »

Capital One to Stop Offering Mortgages

Capital One to Stop Offering Mortgages
November 8, 2017 No Comments »

It’s feeling a little like 2007 today. Back then, I was writing posts like this on a daily basis. Capital One has announced that it is exiting the mortgage business, seemingly surprising given the current real estate climate that is ... Read More »

OfferPad Home Loans: iBuyer Links Up with loanDepot to Provide Bridge Financing

OfferPad Home Loans: iBuyer Links Up with loanDepot to Provide Bridge Financing
November 7, 2017 No Comments »

A so-called direct home buyer by the name of OfferPad that agrees to purchase homes in as little as 24 hours has announced a new joint venture with loanDepot to provide financing to those who use its platform. Specifically, the ... Read More »

The Five Most Common Uses of Home Equity Lines of Credit

The Five Most Common Uses of Home Equity Lines of Credit
November 1, 2017 No Comments »

In case you hadn’t heard, home equity lines of credit are expected to get a lot more popular in coming years as homeowners take advantage of all that recent home price appreciation. A new TransUnion study reveals that some 10 ... Read More »

10 Takeaways from the Annual Realtor Survey

10 Takeaways from the Annual Realtor Survey
October 31, 2017 No Comments »

The National Association of Realtors just released its 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and there are lots of interesting tidbits. Let’s explore 10 of them. 88% of Recent Buyers Financed Their Home Purchase First things first, an overwhelming ... Read More »