Don’t believe it if someone tells you that an entrepreneur or small business owner can’t get approved for a mortgage—there are plenty of self-employed borrowers enjoying their own homes. But like any life change, it’s important to approach the mortgage process with your eyes wide open, and you should plan to come prepared to mitigate… Continue Reading Self Employed? A Mortgage is Possible: Here’s what to expect if you have a variable income
Being your own boss can mean hard work, long hours and big rewards. It can also make applying for a mortgage much more intimidating. While traditional employees can provide lenders with W-2s and consistent paychecks, being self-employed complicates the income verification process. However, by understanding what lenders will be looking for, and taking the time… Continue Reading Making The Case For A Mortgage When You're Self Employed
Itching to move into your new home as soon as possible? Try these time-saving tips to get your mortgage approved and processed without delay, so you can settle in and enjoy your new home. Fortune favors the prepared, and so does the mortgage process. Come Prepared & Be Transparent Whether you’re renewing a license at… Continue Reading I Need to Move Into My New Home ASAP. How Can I Speed Up the Mortgage Process?
Shopping for your first home is exciting. But, it can also be overwhelming. What you won’t see on most of those home-buying television shows is the preparation that goes into applying and qualifying for a mortgage, often before the shopping process even begins. A little proactive effort before falling in love with a home can… Continue Reading Buying A Home? Prepare Your Paperwork
When you apply for a reverse mortgage loan, you will need to provide some documentation. It is a good idea to create a checklist of all the documents that you may need for the reverse mortgage process. This video breaks down the documents you should gather before applying for a reverse mortgage.
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you can make. It takes most people 30 years to completely pay off their home, as around 90% of homes are purchased using 30-year mortgages. Because of the high value of your home, and long timeframe needed to pay it off, it’s critical to thoroughly evaluate… Continue Reading Home Inspections: a Critical Part of Your Homebuying Experience
FHA loans are one of the most common types of mortgages, especially for first time home buyers, and those without enough money available for a down payment. Backed and insured by the Federal Housing Administration, these loans allow borrowers to buy a home with a lower down payment and generous terms. FHA loans are some… Continue Reading FHA Loans: Your Complete Introductory Guide
If you’re planning on buying a home with a mortgage, you can expect substantial paperwork during the mortgage application process. This paperwork helps lenders verify important information about you, such as your income history and overall financial stability. If you begin gathering important documents several months before applying for a mortgage, it can help make… Continue Reading Want to Apply for a Mortgage? Here are Six Important Documents You’ll Need.
Throughout the real estate process, you’ll find yourself coming across critically important terms you may not yet be familiar with. Two terms that can be especially confusing are “inspection” and “appraisal.” Both of these are similar, in that an expert walks through a property in order to spot trouble areas, but they both play very… Continue Reading Inspection vs. Appraisal – What’s the Difference?