What Is The Deal With Interest Rates?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a homeContinue reading “What Is The Deal With Interest Rates?”

Student Loans and Buying a Home. Will This Impact You?

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations. Due to this, student loan debt has soared to $1.5 trillion and represents the largestContinue reading “Student Loans and Buying a Home. Will This Impact You?”

The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step! In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buyingContinue reading “The Absolute First Step When Buying a Home.”

I hate paying interest on my mortgage. Let me show you how to save some money..

One of the most common loans you can get to buy a home is a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. If the thought of paying for your home over the course of 30-years seems daunting, here are some easy ways to shorten that term which will actually end up saving you money over the life ofContinue reading “I hate paying interest on my mortgage. Let me show you how to save some money..”

I can afford the home, but I can’t afford the entire down payment. What should I do?

  AFMSI d/b/a Region Mortgage NMLS ID 179785 Little down payment does not mean they are an unqualified buyer Welcome back everyone! This week I want to discuss something that comes up quite frequently in my line of work. I hear it constantly from 1st time home buyers. They have a good job, they pay theirContinue reading “I can afford the home, but I can’t afford the entire down payment. What should I do?”

Closing Costs? Why Pay Them? Who Pays Them? I Don’t Like It

Some of the most common phrases that I hear when talking with buyers are, “What are closing costs? Who pays them? Why are there closing costs?” A very common misconception is that closing costs are the fees that lenders make on the purchase or refinance of a property. Many clients believe this as fact, that is until I enlighten them andContinue reading “Closing Costs? Why Pay Them? Who Pays Them? I Don’t Like It”

Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.

Looks like I am going to give you a two for one in blog posts this week. I know I did one yesterday, but since I have fallen behind, I have to make up the difference. So with that said welcome to my blog. I want to inform you about something that can absolutely destroyContinue reading “Do NOT do this when applying for a home loan…seriously.”

Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.

If there is one downside to a booming housing market, it’s that there are not enough homes on the market to satisfy the amount of buyers. You can refer to this as a seller’s market. Not enough homes on the market can mean buyers paying more for a home. This is not a bad thing,Continue reading “Housing Shortage Causing Bidding Wars and Spike in New Construction.”

Why trusting a smart phone to close your mortgage is anything but smart.

So if you weren’t living under a rock, I assume that you watched at least a portion of Super Bowl 50. The game itself might not have been that impressive, but I did see some funny commercials. One in particular comes to mind, it was Rocket Mortgage from Quicken Loans. The commercial made it seemContinue reading “Why trusting a smart phone to close your mortgage is anything but smart.”