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Mortgage and Lending - Bay Equity - Bay Equity NMLS #76988
My blog will try to provide you insights into mortgage lending, my prospectives into the real estate market and general information. I provide this based upon my 39+ years in the real estate, building and now for the past 23 years the mortgage industry.

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2014 

Home equity is the difference between what your home can sell for and what you owe on it. Generally, the longer you own your home, the more equity you build. This is money you can use before you sell your home through a home equity loan. Just keep in mind that a home equity loan is secured with y...
02/24/2014
Before an owner can market a property to buyers that want to use a FHA loan, he will want to familiarize himself with the FHA's standards. FHA won't insure loans on just any property. While their standards aren't as stringent as they used to be, a home needs to be in relatively good condition to ...
02/24/2014
When you are purchasing a home, your broker may recommend you obtain a mortgage pre-approval before you find the home of your dreams. There are some benefits to being pre-approved before you find a home, but oftentimes, people confuse pre-qualifications with pre-approvals. So the question many bu...
02/24/2014
In your imagination it seems like a great idea – you purchase an older run-down property and you have the chance to fix it up and turn it into the home of your dreams. To Renovate, Or Not To Renovate: However, the renovation project that is simply a quick montage in your imagination will actually...
02/19/2014
Often-times, when you are searching for a new home, it may seem obtaining a pre-approval for your mortgage loan is a waste of time and energy. However, there are some significant benefits to a pre-approval which should not be overlooked. In many cases, buyers can use a pre-approval for leverage w...
02/19/2014
Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their loan application. However, a co-signer on a mortgage loan doesn't have the same impact that it might on another loan. Furthermore, it poses serious drawbacks for the co-signer....
02/12/2014
Before applying for a mortgage, borrowers need to build a plan for how they are going to manage their credit both going into the mortgage process and as they navigate through it. Lenders like to know that borrowers have a strong likelihood of repaying the loans they take out and, as such, look ca...
02/12/2014
If the temperature in your home is too hot at night, then you can't sleep. If it's too cold during the day, then you have to wear excessive layers. Everyone has his or her own idea of the ideal temperature, but to keep it on that perfect number can get expensive. So, below we've outlined five way...
02/10/2014
Generally when you are purchasing a home, you are buying below the appraised value and you are making a down payment. The good news is this means you have "instant equity" in your home. For some homeowners, this means may be considering taking cash-out from your home equity in order to pay off cr...
02/06/2014
So you find yourself with a little bit of extra money – perhaps due to a raise, an inheritance or an unexpected windfall? Should you put all of your money toward paying down the mortgage on your home? Or would you be better off placing your extra cash into a savings account? Deciding whether to p...
02/05/2014
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