The spring and summer months are the busiest home buying seasons of the year. It's simple: Most people want to be able to sell their existing home and be settling in to a new one before fall. Plus, the weather is good — no trudging around in cold... (Read More)
When buying a home, your credit score has a significant impact on your monthly mortgage payment. Generally, the higher your credit score, the lower the mortgage rate you may be able to qualify for. Likewise, the lower your credit score, the higher... (Read More)
Buying a new home can be exciting! It's the perfect opportunity to create a space that's completely your own, with your personal style and comforts. Of course, it's not only the inside of the home that needs your attention, but also the yard and... (Read More)
Pets are our constant, faithful companions and best friends. They're more than just pets, they are family. And when it comes time to put your house on the market, they need special attention. Not only should you consider their well-being during a... (Read More)
A good credit score is important in today's world. It can help lower your borrowing costs and help you to pay less for insurance. It could even help you land a job! That's because lenders, insurance companies and a growing number of employers are... (Read More)
VA home loans are specifically designed to meet the home-buying needs of former and active duty service members. Unlike traditional mortgages, VA loans usually require no down payment and offer a variety of other benefits including:
No monthly... (Read More)
Congratulations! You are using your VA loan benefit to buy a home.
Once you are under contract on a home, the lender will tell you that the home needs to be appraised. People usually have many questions about appraisals. The following are some of... (Read More)
The VA home loan program was developed in 1944 as part of the original Serviceman's Readjustment Act. Since then, it's gone on to help thousands of veterans realize their dreams of homeownership.
That said, there are many myths and... (Read More)
Have your dreams of homeownership set sail?
Even if you have bad credit or are on a tight budget, specialty mortgage options abound. One type of specialty mortgage that's often overlooked is the 203(k) or DIY home loan. This type of loan allows... (Read More)