All about the “closing” – what should you expect at your closing?
Once you’ve gotten through arguably the hardest parts of the home buying process (finding a home, getting pre and final mortgage approval from a lender, negotiating the sale of the home including final price and any conditions associated with your purchase) you are finally...
Top 3 Tax Tips and Tricks for First Time Home Buyers in 2016 or 2017
Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including tax advantages! Home ownership generally brings with it multiple ways to lower your tax bill via deductions home owners are able to take which renters are not eligible for.
If you were a first time homebuyer in 2016 and...
All About Buying a Short Sale Property
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate professional looking to add to your portfolio, buying short-sale homes can be a lucrative way to move into home ownership. Short sales, often also known as “distress sales”can be a way to build instant...
Under Water on Your Loan? How HARP May Be Able to Help You!
The housing market is red hot again in many areas of the county but there are still millions of homeowners who are underwater or just treading water on their mortgage, meaning that they either currently owe more on their mortgage that what the home is worth or they are close to a break-even...
Buying a Home With No Credit
Are you a first time homebuyer with NO credit history? If you’ve strived to live debt-free until now, you may be faced with an unintended consequence of having taken out no loans – you don’t have any established credit history. Your credit score and credit history...
All About Jumbo Mortgage Loans
In many areas of the country, you can buy a nice single-family home for well under $400,000. In other areas, particularly those with high costs of living, single-family homes begin at a half million dollars or more (sometimes much, much more!), especially if you want to...
3 Quick Ways to Boost Credit Score & Be Ready to Buy in 2017
When you meet with a mortgage lender, one of the pieces of information that they will rely heavily on in determining whether or not to lend you money at all, and if so, how much to lend you, is your credit score. If you’re hoping to buy a home in 2017 but your credit score isn’t...
How to Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio
How Much Home Can You Afford?
When you apply for a mortgage, your prospective lender will check several factors, including calculating your debt-to-income ratio in order to determine the amount of mortgage to extend to you. You can get a jump start on the home buying...