Category Archives: Mortgage
The internet has changed how many people shop for a home and one of the most important issues that people will face is whether to fill out a home loan application online or offline. Continue reading
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on everyone; however, there are a few impacts that are being overlooked. In addition to the public health crisis and the tanking of the stock market, there are also impacts of the virus on people’s home values. Continue reading
If you are looking to buy a home one day but don’t think you are ready just yet, you are not alone. One of the most important tasks that you have to complete involves getting your finances in order. There are a few ways to get your finances in order before you buy, no matter how long you have been waiting to buy a home. Getting your finances in order with these simple steps can help you become a more competitive applicant both for a mortgage and a home that is on the market. Continue reading
There are many people who set buying a home as one of their major life goals. There is a lot that comes with owning a home including a major investment opportunity, a sense of stability, and a feeling of pride; however, homes are also expensive. It can be challenging to find a home loan. Continue reading
When someone is applying for a mortgage, it is important to consider the other costs that go along with taking out this type of loan. While many people focus on the down payment, the size of the loan, and the interest rate, there are other costs that might go along with taking out a mortgage. These hidden fees are sometimes referred to as “nickels and dimes” that the lender tacks on to the loan to try to make some extra money. When compared to the size of the loan, many borrowers shrug this off because the loan is so big; however, nobody should have to pay more than they should. It is important to aim for the lowest borrowing costs possible when applying for a mortgage. Continue reading
When it comes to putting a down payment on a house, most lenders are going to ask for 20 percent; however, some lenders will be willing to accept a smaller down payment in exchange for something else. That something else is usually mortgage insurance. If a lender says they are asking for mortgage insurance, which is also shortened to PMI, it is important for everyone to know what this means. Continue reading
When you buy a new house, the first thing you want to do is protect your investment. You already have property insurance. Should you also buy a home warranty?
What Is A Home Warranty?
A home warranty isn?t the same thing as insurance. Home warranties are service contracts. If a covered item breaks down and it?s covered in the terms of the warranty, the home warranty company will pay to fix or replace that item. Continue reading