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By Mark Taylor, Mark Taylor NMLS# 207897 BK#00013635
(1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
What Is An Escrow Account? Things You Need To Know Whether you are buying a new home or you are applying to refinance your current home, there is a good chance are the lender will require an escrow account. These accounts can be a source of confusion for homeowners. The following article sh...
With the cash-out refinancing program, you can refinance your current loan, whether it's a VA-guaranteed mortgage or not. A VA cash out refinance, is for homeowners who have a VA loan and who want to take cash out of your home equity. Usually, the new loan is limited to 90% of the appraised val...
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By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
NEW FHA mortgage limits for Palm Beach and Broward counties FHA has lowered the maximum loan amount to $345,000. Palm Beach, Miami/ Dade and Broward Counties will all see the reduction in purchasing power with loans because they have been lowered to $345,000 for the maximum loan amount. Pleas...
By Brian Heckman, Brian Heckman- Florida Mortgage Lender
(The Heckman Group)
Let's say you're driving in this neighborhood that you really like and, just like that, you fell in love with one of the houses that's "coincidentally" for sale. The problem is, you're still paying for your current house. You haven't put it out for sale yet, or it has already, but it has yet to r...
Whether you have a first time homebuyer or simply a client with limited funds for a home purchase, a common concern is mortgage insurance. This is particularly true with FHA financing, where monthly mortgage insurance premiums are high. Typically, mortgage insurance is a percentage of the loan am...
What is an FHA Mortgage? A mortgage through the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) is a loan designed for people with slightly lower credit scores and for those who do not have the full 5 - 20 percent down payment readily available as required by a conventional mortgage. Down payme...
What is a Conventional Mortgage? A conventional mortgage is the type of mortgage that applicants with good credit scores and enough savings for 5 - 20 percent down payment generally opt for. Conventional mortgages can be either fixed rate or adjustable rate. Fixed-rate mortgages lock in the i...
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Recently, many borrowers have been opting for a 15 year mortgage rather than a 30 year mortgage. A 15 year mortgage offers the assurance of a fixed term while the borrower pays less over the life of the loan. Typically, borrowers are paying 65% less, compared to a 30 year fixed mortgage. Fo...
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By Susan Goulding, Your Northern CA Contact - Tracy & Mountain House
(Crown Key Realty, We are here to help you Buy, Sell or Manage your property.)
FHA Limits are changing. This is NOT GOOD NEWS for buyes in Tracy, CA. The current FHA limit in Tracy & Mountain House, CA is currently $488,000. The average home sale in Tracy CA in 2013 was $364,000 well within the $488,000 limit and FHA loans were used a lot. SHA loans offer a lot of b...
A REVERSE MORTGAGE on a MANUFACTURED HOME, is exactly as it sounds, it is achieving the opposite of a traditional mortgage or forward mortgage, on a manufactured home. A traditional or forward mortgage, requires a borrower to make a down payment and then equity is gradually built, when the borrow...
(William T. Zumwalt CPA, CTC "The Tax Coach for REALTORS")
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Christmas is a time of year where we find joy in giving. Giving our sons and daughters the hottest toys of the season. Giving our mothers and fathers the lavish trips they deserve. Giving our selves a chunk of undesirable debt and stress! Unfortunately Christmas has become more about gift...
By Randy Shamburger, FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert
Economic News in Review Greenville SC Here is last week’s economic news in review Greenville SC. Retail sales showed a strong performance last week, with solid receipts rung up during November, but volatility in employment scores tempered the elation some were feeling after the previous week’...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 580 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
After a recent reduction to current 2013 loan limits for FHA there is now talk about doing the same for conventional loans insured/guaranteed by FNMA & FHLMC (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac). Demarco announced this as an option to reduce the feds stake and interest in nearly all origination's. Here is ...
By Sylvie Stuart, Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagstaff, AZ
(Keller Williams Check Realty 928-600-2765)
Many Buyers don't understand all of the financing options out there, and there are different loan programs that can affect your monthly payment and how much money you use for a down payment that are good to be aware of. Having a Realtor and a lender who understand changes in loan programs will wo...
Bloomberg news unleashed an exclusive report revealing allegations that Bank of America (BAC) contracted with an outside firm, Urban Lending Solutions, to handle complaints from homeowners fearing the loss of their homes. The article claims homeowners were harmed by deceptive practices duri...
By Joe Gonzalez, King of Prussia FHA Jumbo Mortgage Pre-Approval
(Gateway Funding DMS, L.P.)
Mortgage 101 - An Overview of Escrow Accounts Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account. These accounts are often a source of confusion for homeowners. In reality, these accounts benefit t...