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Buying a Vacation Home or Investing in a Timeshare?

Buying a Vacation Home or Investing in a Timeshare?

Having a place to escape to when they take time off is a dream for many people. There are plenty of options out there for finding a consistent vacation spot. Two of the most popular are buying a vacation home or buying into a timeshare group. The one that

Jan 31, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Need Help with a Down Payment? A HomeReady Mortgage Might Be Right for You

Need Help with a Down Payment? A HomeReady Mortgage Might Be Right for You

If you are itching to get into homeownership but don’t have much of a down payment saved or much of a credit history, you might think you’ll just have to wait. However, through its sponsored entities like Fannie Mae, the U.S. government has created mortga

Jan 26, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What is the Difference Between a Mortgage Interest Rate and the APR?

What is the Difference Between a Mortgage Interest Rate and the APR?

As you start applying for a mortgage loan, you will probably hear the terms “APR” and “mortgage interest rate” a lot from lenders. What do these mean, what is the difference between them, and how do they affect your home loan? Mortgage Interest Rate When

Jan 24, 2023 | Interest Rates

2023 Conforming Loan Limits Jump $79,000, Giving Borrowers Plenty of Mortgage Options

2023 Conforming Loan Limits Jump $79,000, Giving Borrowers Plenty of Mortgage Options

Last week the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the new conforming loan limits (CLL) for mortgage loans in 2023 and based on U.S. home price growth, they are increasing to 12% for the coming year. The new conforming limit will be $726,200 fo

Jan 19, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Your Mortgage Closing Checklist

Your Mortgage Closing Checklist

You’re in the home stretch: you’ve found a great home, made an offer and been accepted. You’ve gone through the home inspection appointments and resolved any issues and now you’re waiting for the mortgage underwriting process to wrap up before you finally

Jan 17, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Can I Build a House with a VA Loan?

Can I Build a House with a VA Loan?

If you are an active-duty or retired service member, you are likely familiar with the many benefits of buying a home with a VA loan. The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees mortgage loans that have some of the best rates and terms on the market. But

Jan 12, 2023 | VA Loans

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