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How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

How a Change in Mortgage Rate Impacts Your Homebuying Budget

Mortgage rates are on the rise this year, but they’re still incredibly low compared to the historic average. However, anytime there’s a change in the mortgage rate, it affects what you can afford to borrow when you’re buying a home. As Sam Khater, Chief E

Apr 10, 2021 | prices Housing Market Updates Mortgage Advice interest rates

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is

Apr 02, 2021 | Mortgage Credit Housing Market Updates Purchasing a Home Mortgage Advice

Can you a Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

Can you a Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

Mortgage interest rates are at record lows and it could be a really good time to get into the housing market. Of course, to get a mortgage loan for a home purchase lenders will look at your credit score. If you’re scared of what they’ll find w

Feb 24, 2021 | Purchasing a Home

Two New Rules That Could Make Getting a Home Loan Easier

Two New Rules That Could Make Getting a Home Loan Easier

Two new mortgage lending rules could help some borrowers more easily qualify for well-priced home loans. In December, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made some final changes to its qualified mortgage (QM) definitions that affect which loans can b

Feb 17, 2021 |

The Little-known Mortgage That Doesn’t Require a Down Payment

The Little-known Mortgage That Doesn’t Require a Down Payment

A conventional mortgage loan requires a 20% down payment. If you are a first-time homebuyer however, saving up tens of thousands of dollars can seem like an impossible task. Of course, there are loan programs, like FHA mortgages, that allow for low down p

Feb 10, 2021 | Government Loans USDA Loans

What’s the Difference Between a Jumbo and a Super Conforming Loan?

What’s the Difference Between a Jumbo and a Super Conforming Loan?

If you are hoping to buy a home in one of the country’s pricier markets, you may need a special type of mortgage. The main two are jumbo loans and super conforming loans. Here’s what you need to know about each one and which is right for you:

Feb 03, 2021 | Jumbo Loans

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