Mortgage Applications Slide Down in Latest Weekly Survey

In the week ending July 7, the volume of mortgage applications had acutely gone down 7.4 percent for the previous week. This data** is reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.SURVEY HIGHLIGHTSThe overall Market...

Different Insurance Policies You Can Get to Protect Your Home

Every homeowner understands the importance of protecting their homes. Which is why many would take the necessary measures to make their homes a safe place to live in.However, we can’t protect our homes from everything. Whether it’s caused by a natural phenomenon or...

Recent Rules Will Reduce FHA Reverse Mortgage Default Rates

A study published in July revealed that default rates on reverse mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration could be reduced by as much as 50% in light of the agency’s recent rules changes.This development comes as the FHA wishes to codify those changes...

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...

Should You Use Home Equity to Pay Off Debts?

If you are buying or refinancing, now might be the perfect timing to lock in on your rate. According to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey(PMMS) Report from Freddie Mac, average mortgage rates just hit the year’s lowest as 30-year FRM fell by 7 basis points to...

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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