First Time Home Buyer Tips: How to Negotiate Repairs

As discussed in one of my articles, a home inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. It allows you to identify issues with the property and know if there are needed repairs that have to be done on the property. Now, the results of a home inspection can be...

5 Ways you Can Get Around Lender Overlays

Lender overlays may prevent you from getting the mortgage you thought you were a ‘shoe in’ to receive. Lender overlays are guidelines a lender adds to a loan program’s basic guidelines. They are common, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll never get the loan you need. You...

Are you Ever too Old to Qualify for a Mortgage?

Can you be too old for a mortgage? According to the law, you cannot. A lender cannot discriminate against you for your age. But they can deny your application for other reasons, such as credit issues or debt ratio problems.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage...

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...

Top Contingencies to Include in Your Condo Purchase Contract

You are buying a condo – that’s an exciting purchase! Before you sign on the dotted line on that purchase contract, though, make sure you have the proper contingencies in your contract. Without them, you won’t have a leg to stand on should you need to back out of the...