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...

What to Bring to Your Home Closing

Your closing day is finally almost here! You are within days of receiving the keys to your new home in your hand. Before you head out the door to go to your closing, though, you should know what you need to bring. The more prepared you are, the easier the process will...

First Quarter Data Show Good Start For Mortgage Lending

It’s a good start for mortgage lending – or at least that’s what the numbers say. In a latest data report released by Equifax, the first quarter of the year has seen increases in mortgage activity, owing to the positive financial wave that Brexit resulted after its...

How to Refinance Your VA Loan With Bad Credit

If you have a VA loan now, you may have a way to refinance it even if you have bad credit.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders.Typically, lenders require you to have a minimum credit score in order to qualify for a refinance. It makes sense since the lender...

How You Can do a Free Title Search on a Property

Before you buy a home, you need to know the property’s status. Are there owners out there that still have rights to the property? Does the property have any liens on it? These factors could affect your ability to own the property and even give you a legal nightmare...

Top 5 Refinancing Programs For Underwater Mortgages

The U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23 has opened a window for U.S. consumers to refinance their mortgages as rates have dropped. With rates nearing historic lows, there has been a reported increase in the number of refinancing applications the past...

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Senate Okays Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act

After Brexit, more exciting news and developments are coming to homebuyers as the senate passes the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. Once it becomes law, HOTMA will open ample opportunities for low-to-moderate-income homebuyers who would like to initiate...

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Property Listed for Sale – Can you Refinance It?

You listed your property for sale, but it is taking a long time to sell. In the meantime, you decide to refinance. Why not save some money while you wait for your house to sell? Or maybe you want to take cash out to fix the home up in the hopes that it will sell...

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How Do You Maximize Your Open House Visit?

So you decided to buy a new home. You then scoured for hours looking for an affordable and suitable property online, compared lenders and processed your financing documents. Before long, you’ll be on the lookout for sale signs on the street and if you’re lucky,...

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