Major home renovations are a popular choice among homeowners who wish to improve the value and functionality of their homes. From expanding kitchens to adding new rooms or even building an entire addition, these projects can dramatically improve a home's livability and market value. However, they can also come with a hefty price tag, making
As a portfolio lender, we underwrite and hold onto our own loans in most cases. This allows for flexibility on files that “make sense” but maybe fall outside the standard profile. Scenarios where we have an advantage over non-bank lenders would be: ARMs Many clients are getting very comfortable with an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)
Everyone’s construction loan roadmap will be a little different and take different timeframes. The single biggest item that impacts how long it takes to close on your construction loan is when adequate plans and a budget are available. Because the construction loan appraisal is based on the plans and specs of the project, the appraiser
At Ed Currie, we offer two different construction loan programs — our standard portfolio program and Fannie Mae’s Homestyle Program. While most loans utilize the portfolio program, there are instances where the Homestyle Program can be a better option or the only option. Because we know this can be a complicated process, we’ve prepared
Ed Currie and his team understand the importance of getting you the loan you need to move into your new home, so we’ve expanded our guidelines to make the process even easier, and to help you qualify for the loan you need. Expanded Debt Ratios We’ve expanded our debt ratios up to 50 percent in
Just the thought, idea or hearing the term adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) can create a negative reaction in people. Some people would prefer riding on an atomic weapon just as Slim Pickens did in Stanley Kubrick’s famous movie than to get an ARM. This reaction is perfectly understandable. About 90% of mortgages people take out are
Those who own homes might regularly receive mail advertising something called a home warranty. Many people end up tossing these leaflets away because they think this is just another form of home insurance, which many people get through their mortgage lender. In reality, a home warranty is not home insurance. Therefore, some people might be wondering whether or not a home warranty is worth the money.
If you are looking for ways to save money on your mortgage, refinancing might be a good option. For those who might not know, refinancing can help a homeowner reduce monthly mortgage payments by switching to a lower interest rate.
While a mortgage is a necessity for many people who have the dream of owning a home, it is also a form of debt. Most people do not like owing money to someone else. Therefore, homeowners might be looking for ways to pay off their mortgage early. The reality is that people are charged interest for having a mortgage. If a mortgage is paid off early, this is less money than the bank will take and more money in the pockets of homeowners.
Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) relaxed the rules about advertising investments. This allowed the trend of crowdfunding to expand dramatically giving real estate investors more opportunities for pooled-funds investing.
Those who are involved in the real estate industry likely know that mortgage rates are at an all-time low. At the same time, nobody wants to pay more for a house than they have to. Some of the most important factors that dictate how much someone is going to pay for a house include points and interest rates.
There are lots of people out there who are searching for options for mortgage relief. A quick search will reveal options for programs such as FMERR and HARP; however, many of the articles regarding these programs are a bit outdated. This makes them misleading. Sometimes, people might think they can apply for these programs when, in reality, they cannot. These programs have expired. Fortunately, there is another option for HIRO.