Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 05/15/2022
The basics of recasting your mortgage payments
Recasting mortgage payments is a little-known gem when it comes to homeowner finances. It’s often viewed as a method to lower monthly payments without extending the length of your loan term. But what exactly is mortgage recasting? Are there any disadvantages to it? What about my interest rates? Will my overall loan balance increase or decrease? Here’s a...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Important financial real estate terms to know
The more real estate terms you understand, the more comfortable you will be in your home buying process. This is especially true for financial vocabulary related to real estate transactions. To help familiarize you with some of these important concepts, here is a quick guide to financial real estate terms: Fixed rate mortgage A fixed rate mortgage is...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
The basics of a 15-year fixed mortgage
Prospective homebuyers and current homeowners know that a mortgage is likely to go hand-in-hand with your home, unless another arrangement has been made. However, there are many options available for those monthly mortgage payments, most commonly through 30-year fixed rate mortgages and 15-year fixed rate mortgages. Most know about the 30-year option, but what about the 15-year fixed...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Here's Why You Should Consider a Bigger Down Payment When Buying a Home
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Mortgage Basics
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 07/21/2020
3 Ways to Prepare Your Credit Before House Hunting
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels Shopping for a new home should be an exciting experience, but if you are unsure of where you stand with your credit, it can be a little nerve-wracking. Having good credit will not only help you to secure more favorable interest rates for your mortgage, but it can also help you to...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Financing with a Mortgage Lender
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 11/03/2019
From FHA to USDA - Choosing Your Mortgage
Photo by Alexander Stein via Pixabay When it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with...
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Posted on 03/04/2019
Coming to Friendly Terms - Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and Freddie Mac
Ginnie, Freddie, and Fannie are friends of the real estate mortgage and housing industry. You hear about them whenever you read very deeply about how mortgages work. But who are they? And what do they have to do with you? What’s in a name? These three entities are nicknames for mortgage agencies established by the United States Government....
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