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Maximum loan amounts for home mortgages have been increased for 2017. This is will help many home buyers buy more home at conventional and FHA/VA interest rates. For home purchases using mortgages that exceed maximum limits, buyers must use Jumbo loan products. Often the Jumbo loans have differen...
FHA has reduced their monthly mortgage insurance premiums. This reduction means lower mortgage payments for home buyers using FHA financing. The reductions for the typical single family home buyer in Chattanooga will lower the mortgage insurance for a $150,000 loan about $100 monthly to about $75...
Doctors can take advantage of special mortgage programs that allow for lower down payments and purchase prices higher than normal conventional limits. These programs are offered to licensed medical doctors and residents, including dentists, optometrists, and pediatricians. While often a standard ...
Good communication is essential to closing your home mortgage on time. It is so important that communication should be one of the main qualities buyers should evaluate in selecting a mortgage loan officer to help with their home purchase.Some communication expectations:Returned phone calls – this...
VA home loans offer 100% mortgages for eligible veterans. This includes mortgages for purchases and for cashout refinances. Even for new home construction. VA One Time Close mortgage allows for veterans to finance the construction of a new home with 100% financing.The VA construction permanent lo...
Here are some reminders for home buyers, about things to do and not to do which can impact your home mortgage closing. Buying a home is best when it is a planned life event. A couple months before beginning the home search and mortgage preapproval process, looking at your credit and assets is rec...
USDA Rural Development is an excellent home mortgage program for eligible buyers and homes. The program allows no down payment, 100% LTV mortgage. While there is mortgage insurance, the monthly premiums are less that the premiums for FHA and have actually been lowered effective 11/1/2016. See my ...
Home buyers can become confused with the different mortgage loan options. Most often buyers find that there is one best option for their circumstances and meeting with an experienced mortgage loan officer early in the process can help clarify the best mortgage type. This should be done before sub...
VA loans have an income requirement in addition to the more common debt to income ratio, DTI. VA’s Residual Income can affect a veteran’s loan approval, especially at the lower income levels.VA Residual Income is based on family size and region and loan size: Table of Residual Incomes by RegionFo...
Manufacture homes are eligible for financing with FHA, VA, and conventional loans. For many buyers looking for maximum square footage at a lower price, manufacture homes can be an attractive option.The most important additional step for financing a manufactured home is the requirement for an engi...

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