When Does the HARP Program End?

The chance to use HARP to refinance your Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan is coming to an end very soon. The program ends December 31, 2018. This does leave plenty of time for you to still take advantage of the program if you wish to do so.WHAT IS HARP?HARP was designed...

Homeownership Costs Every Home Buyer Need to Prepare For

Buying a home comes with costs that you need to prepare for. Every home buyer should save more than enough funds in order to cover out-of-pocket fees that come with home buying a home.It’s true, there are low- to no- down payment mortgage options for low-income...

How to Invest in Real Estate With Little Money

Do you avoid investing in real estate because you don’t think you have enough money? You might be surprised to learn that there are several ways that you can go about investing even without a large stash of money.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders.Whether...

Do Lenders Verify Employment the Day of Closing?

Lenders always verify employment before you close on a loan. It’s not enough to supply your paystubs or even your tax returns. Lenders need to hear from a third party that you are employed. This helps the lender determine that your income is as accurate as you...

Bottom of the barrel mortgage rates inch higher

After nearly two months of declines, mortgage rates inched higher this week. Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) showed the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing from an average of 3.78 percent to 3.83 percent. This is the first time rates...

Can you Take Over Someone’s Mortgage if It’s Assumable?

Does taking over someone’s mortgage seem easier than getting your own mortgage? You might be in for a little surprise. Today, an assumable mortgage still requires approval, just like you would need if you took out your own mortgage.Looking for Current Mortgage...

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Take Advantage of California First-Time Home Buyer Programs

Do you live in California and are trying to buy your first home? Did you know that there are California First-Time Home Buyer Programs available? These programs are run by CalHFA. You do not apply for the loan directly through CalHFA. Instead, you apply with a CalHFA...

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