Things to Know Before You Buy a Home in a Flood Zone

Before you can close on a mortgage, your lender will need to know a few things about your home. The most important is the value. They cannot lend you money if the value of the home isn’t high enough. Second most important, however, is if the home is in a flood zone....

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...

When is a Mortgage Payment Considered Late?

You’d think if you missed your mortgage payment due date (usually the 1st of the month) that your mortgage payment is late. That’s not the case though. You have a little longer than you think to get your mortgage payment into your lender before you pay the late...

How do You Buy a House in a Different State?

Buying a house in your own state is tough enough. When you have to look out of state for a home, the problems just get exacerbated. Before you start the process, learn the simple steps you should take to help make the process as easy as possible for you.YOU NEED...

The Credit Score Flexibility of FHA Loans

One of the best mortgage programs you can use as an alternative to a conventional home loan is an FHA loan. The FHA loan makes homeownership available to potential borrowers who: a) have no money to pay for the conventional 20 percent down payment or at the least the...

The Best Way to Get a Competitive Interest Rate

What’s the largest factor you think about when shopping for a mortgage? If you said the interest rate, you are like most other borrowers. Even ¼ to ½ of a change in the interest rate can have a dramatic effect on your payment. It’s no wonder you want the lowest...

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Why do You Need a Realtor for a New Construction Home?

Building your own home from the ground up is exciting. You get to choose many aspects of the home right from the start that you otherwise could not do with an existing home. Remember, however, it is still a home purchase and possibly one of the largest investments you...

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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...

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