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Jun 29 2017

The VA loan allows veterans, active members of the military, and surviving spouses to purchase a home with zero down payment unless required by a lender, or unless a purchase price is more than a property’s reasonable value. In addition, VA loans don’t require private mortgage insurance (PMI). Most traditional home loans require borrowers to […]

Jun 27 2017

When you’re self employed, it’s still very possible to get a mortgage, though it can be more challenging. This video details how you can get a mortgage if you’re part of the fastest growing segment of America’s workforce (freelancers and the self-employed).  

May 24 2017

If you’re planning on buying a home, you have an empowering journey ahead that can provide long-lasting benefits. Whether it’s six months or a year before you buy a home, it’s important to have your finances in order. We recommend improving your credit (most importantly, always pay your bill on time), following a budget, and […]

May 18 2017

For individuals and families considering buying their first home, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and question whether you should keep renting. After all, buying a home commits you to years of monthly home payments (and risk) in an uncertain global economy. Owning a home also provides a long list of benefits, including increased […]

May 15 2017

Those looking for a low to no down payment mortgage have options. From VA loans to HomeReady Loans to loans only available via the state, there are many different mortgages available for those who do not have the traditional 20% down payment. The most common of these home loans is the FHA loan, backed by […]

May 9 2017

These days, saving money has become harder than ever. With wages stagnating, and expenses on the rise, not many first time home buyers have enough saved to make a 20% down payment. Even those that do may not have enough left over to feel comfortable in their home should anything go wrong. Lenders understand this. […]

Apr 27 2017

It’s easy to feel like home buying may not be possible based on your income. Homes are expensive, and it’s not uncommon to hear horror stories about how difficult it is to qualify for a loan, how often borrowers took out loans that were more than they can handle, and more. What you may not […]

Apr 18 2017

If you recently bought your first home (or are planning on it), you have much to look forward to. It’s also important to protect your property. New homeowners are especially vulnerable to  security risks as you’re likely new to your neighborhood and just beginning to understand your home. Here are six ways for new homeowners […]

Mar 23 2017

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 […]

Mar 20 2017

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, you have much to look forward to. In addition to being an excellent investment, owning a home provides you with stability, comfort, and privacy. While many US housing markets are increasingly unaffordable for first-time homebuyers, there are exceptions, and Bankrate recently ranked the top five most affordable […]