Category Archives: conventional mortgage

Summer Refinance Tips

  Paying your loan off in a shorter period of time is not only a surefire way to save money over the life of your loan, but it is also a way to obtain an attractive rate on your mortgage. … Continue reading

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Renovation Lending Aids the Property Search Given Available Inventory

One problem facing buyers in the current market is the lack of available inventory. Sellers continue to bide their time. However, buyers do not need to miss out on low interest rates or the ability to purchase in their target … Continue reading

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TaxSmart Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

TaxSmart is a Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program that provides a federal income tax credit to qualified homebuyers. A tax credit is a direct reduction of taxes due. Under the program, a homebuyer would receive a MCC to reduce income … Continue reading

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Save Big Over The Life Of Your Loan

When purchasing a home, the interest rate of your loan is of prime importance as it can dramatically affect the amount you pay for your home. Depending on the amount of your loan, a 1 percent difference in loan rate … Continue reading

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I have been receiving a lot of questions about FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium, Here are Some Answers

FHA mortgage insurance is similar to the private mortgage insurance (PMI) required for conventional mortgages with down payments below 20%, but key differences exist: Up-front Fees: 1% up-front fee due at closing. Rate: For fixed rate loans, there is an … Continue reading

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