Getting Home Loans With Bad Credit

Home loans for people with bad credit are surprisingly available. If you have had credit challenges in the past and want to refinance or buy a home, you have options. There are excellent loans such as FHA and VA loans that give you the opportunity to buy or refinance a home even if you have… Continue Reading

How Your Credit Score Can Determine Your Mortgage

A credit score is arguably the single most important factor for lenders when determining whether you qualify for a mortgage or not. Not only that, but your credit score will also determine what type of loan you can get when finding financing for your next home purchase. The score is important to lenders because it… Continue Reading

Is a Forbearance Agreement Right for You?

Have you been affected by COVID-19? Not physically – financially. Did you lose your job? Did your company cut back on your hours? Are you a homeowner and you’re finding it increasingly difficult to pay your bills on time? Then you might need a forbearance. What is a forbearance? On March 27, 2020, President Trump made… Continue Reading

What Are Jumbo Loans?

If you’re wondering why mortgages seemingly come in sizes, like tubs of popcorn at a movie theater, you’re not alone. A jumbo mortgage refers to a loan amount that’s higher than the conforming or high-balance loan limit for a particular county. Presently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac set the maximum loan amount threshold for the… Continue Reading

Getting Pre-Qualified vs. Getting Pre-Approved: What You Need to Get a Mortgage

Lenders may use the terms pre-qualification and pre-approval interchangeably, but it’s generally understood that there are different levels of evaluation and approval available nowadays. Our goal is to make sure you understand what information your lender will be verifying and what assumptions they’re making when evaluating your financial scenario. What’s the Difference Between a Pre-Qualification… Continue Reading

What Are Compensating Factors?

So, you’re interested in getting a mortgage, but you know for a fact that you’re anything but an ideal candidate. You’ve resigned yourself to a life of renting and living under other people’s rules, because there’s no way you’re going to get your debt-to-income ratio into an ideal place and there’s not a house to… Continue Reading