Prequalifying and Preapproval – FAQ

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none” last=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_toggle title=”What can I afford?”] Knowing what you can afford is the first rule of home buying, and that depends on how much income and how much […]

Interest Rates – FAQ

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_toggle title=”Where are interest rates headed?”] No one knows for sure where rates are headed. Beyond public policies put in place by the Federal Reserve Board, there are no laws that govern […]

Fixer-Upper Loans – FAQ

Are there gov’t programs for rehab? The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 203 (K) rehabilitation loan program is designed to facilitate major structural rehabilitation of houses with one to four units that are more than one year old. Condominiums are not eligible. The 203(K) loan is usually done as a combination loan […]

Assumable Loans – FAQ

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_toggle title=”What is a wrap-around loan?”] This method of seller financing is risky if the underlying first loan has a “due on sale” clause because the loan might be called due when […]

Reversed Annuity Mortgages – FAQ

What is a reverse mortgage loan? A reverse mortgage is a special type of loan available only to equity-rich, older homeowners. Such owners can borrow against the equity they have built up over the years, but no repayment is necessary until the borrower sells the property or moves elsewhere. If the borrower dies before the […]

Mortgage Considerations – FAQ

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_toggle title=”Where do I get information on who regulates lenders?”] The following regulatory bodies oversee lenders: * Comptroller of the Currency, Compliance Division, Washington, D.C., (800) 613-6743. * Office of Thrift Supervision, […]

Cash Home Buyer – FAQ

What about an all-cash offer? Although most home buyers could never buy a property with all cash, anyone considering such a move (or who has bought a lottery ticket lately) may be wondering how to approach such a deal. Because buyers sidestep the tedious and time-consuming loan qualification process, the deal can close very quickly. […]

Bankruptcy – FAQ

Click on the question below to view the answer. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_toggle title=”How do you clear up bad credit? “]There is no fast and easy way to repair damaged credit that took months or […]

State Mortgage Programs – FAQ

Do states offer help to home buyers? Most states have a housing finance agency, usually located in the state capital, which offers help for first-time home buyers.

Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) – FAQ

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_toggle title=”What is the Mortgage Credit Certificate program? “] The Mortgage Credit Certificate program allows first-time home buyers to take advantage of a special federal income tax credit. This program allows buyers […]