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Look over these steps to prepare your home for an appraisal and help the appraiser view your property in a more favorable light.
The VA mortgage has some wonderful benefits along with a few obstacles that borrowers need to understand. Learn the pros and cons of the VA loan and make a good, educated decision about your home purchase.
The FHA 203k loan is a good way to buy a home and also get the extra money that can be used for renovations, repairs or both. There are good points and bad points to the loan and all of these should be considered before making a decision to purchase a property.
The title seems misleading, right? Every mortgage lender goes to great lengths to explain to real estate agents and borrowers how mortgage insurance is necessary, how to calculate the amounts and when the mortgage insurance will likely fall off the mortgage. However, how does PMI benefit the actual home buyer?
Rather than provide their kids or grandkids with a check as a down payment on a home, some people choose to offer a gift of equity on an existing home.
The following will compare an FHA loan vs Conventional mortgage, not to show that one is better than the other, but to highlight the strengths of each mortgage.
In order to offer a guarantee on the VA home loan, the Veterans department wants to take every step possible to make sure that the home is worth the asking price and that the property is suitable for living. The inspection is the actual visit of a qualified appraiser who then makes a report about […]
Real estate agents and mortgage lenders all agree that a home inspection is a good idea for a new purchase. Check out these home inspection tips for buyers!
In every area around the country, there are homes that sit for sale longer than most of the competition. For a homeowner, this can be not only frustrating but in some cases even expensive if the home prices are on an upward climb or the interest rates are changing. Fortunately, there are some things that […]