Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Buyer Demand

Lower mortgage rates have been a boon for the housing market, as they have helped to boost buyer demand. According to a report by the National Association of Realtors, lower mortgage rates have led to an increase in home sales and a rise in home prices 1. The Mortgage Bankers Association has also reported a surge in mortgage applications, with a […]

Streamline Refinance

The Streamline Refinance program allows FHA-approved lenders to refinance current FHA-insured loans to a lower interest rate or to a different type of mortgage (fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage). Streamline Refinance refers only to the amount of documentation and underwriting that the lender must perform; it does not mean that there are no costs involved in […]

Is Renting Right for me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than you realize. According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan […]


Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)s are loans whose interest rate can vary during the loan’s term. These loans usually have a fixed interest rate for an initial period of time and then can adjust based on current market conditions. The initial rate on an ARM is lower than on a fixed rate mortgage which allows you […]


FHA home loans are mortgage loans that are insured against default by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).  FHA loans are available for single-family and multifamily homes. These home loans allow banks to continuously issue loans without much risk or capital requirements. The FHA doesn’t issue loans or set interest rates, it just guarantees against default. […]


The VA home Loan provides veterans with a federally guaranteed home loan that requires no down payment. This program was designed to provide housing and assistance for veterans and their families. The Veterans Administration provides insurance to lenders in case that you default on a loan. Because the mortgage is guaranteed, lenders will offer a […]

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