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Mortgage and Refinance Options for Families Who Have Outgrown Their Homes

A growing family doesn't necessarily need to start looking for a larger home. In fact, the best home option could be the one they are already living in, providing they can afford to make a few renovations. In many situations, it’s more affordable to improve the home you currently own than it is to purchase and move into a ... More

How to Compare Your Second Home Mortgage Loan Options

How to Compare Your Second Home Mortgage Loan Options

How Does Someone Buy a Second Home? For a lot of people, owning a second home means owning a vacation home. Unless you've won the lottery, you’ll likely need a second mortgage to purchase one, and that can be expensive. Cost is why a vacation home remains an unattainable daydream for most. Just about everyone can picture ... More

Second-Time Homebuyer Downpayment Strategies

Second-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Strategies

Do Second-Time Homebuyers Need a Down Payment? The quick answer is yes, it is almost certain that you will need a down payment. How much do you have to put down on a second home? That answer will depend on how much you can afford and how much is required by the loan program you use to purchase ... More

Mortgage Options for People with Bad Credit

Mortgage Options for People with Bad Credit

How Can I Get Approved for a Loan With Bad Credit? When interest rates are low, it’s a great time to apply for a home loan. But for many borrowers, there’s an “if” involved in that statement. When interest rates are low, it’s a great time to buy a home IF you have a good ... More

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

How Much Can I Borrow With a 700 Credit Score? A high credit score is your golden ticket to a low-interest rate home loan. So if you are among the nearly 58% of Americans with a FICO credit score above 700, your borrowing power is strong. ... More

First-Time Homebuyer Qualifications and Benefits

What Are the Requirements for a First-Time Homebuyer Loan? Are you curious if you qualify as a first-time homebuyer? Good. Let's begin with this: you don’t need to be purchasing your first home to be a first-time homebuyer. Confused? Don’t be, and don’t allow a misleading name to keep you away from powerful programs that ... More

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Strategies

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Strategies

How Can I Get Money for a Down Payment on a House? When deciding to buy your first home, there are two important factors you need to address right off the bat. One, can I afford the monthly payment? Two, how much do I need to put down on a home? For most first-time homebuyers, the tougher of ... More

First Time Homebuyer Loans and Programs

First-Time Homebuyer Loans and Programs

Which Loan Is Best for First-Time Homebuyers? If you’re thinking about becoming a first-time homebuyer, you are probably wondering about mortgages. How much does a first-time homebuyer have to put down? How can I get a first-time homebuyer’s loan with no credit? Where should a first-time homebuyer start? ... More

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