A Home Equity Line of Credit is a type of loan that allows homeowners to borrow against the equity they have built in their property. Equity is the difference between the home's current market value and the outstanding mortgage balance. HELOCs are typically offered by banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions and are often regarded as a "second mortgage."
Like a lot of people, I never thought I would see a 7.0% rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage again. But here we are. And it appears that 7.0% is the breaking point for most borrowers. Rates have simply moved too fast and too high. The result has been a significant demand in Adjustable Mortgage
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)
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
It used to be that the rates for buying or refinancing a second home were more or less the same as those for buying or refinancing a primary home. Those days are gone now, though. The Federal Housing Finance Agency is going to raise fees/rates as of April 1, 2022 on some home loans, specifically
If you are thinking about applying for a mortgage, it is important that you consider all of the options carefully and that you understand the key differences between them. Let's compare variable-rate and fixed-rate mortgages to see which might be the best in your situation.
When you initially start shopping for a home mortgage, you may be drawn to advertisements for ultra-low interest rates. However, the unfortunate truth is that all too often, mortgage applicants are unpleasantly surprised and even disheartened to learn that they do not qualify for the advertised interest rate.
This time last year, we are all talking about a virus out of China and the Dems trying to remove President Trump from office. Fast forward a year and, well, we’re still talking about the same thing. But, a lot has happened in between! My mortgage rate forecast last year was to have rates fall
Do you have a mortgage? In today's blog post we'll explore the topic of mortgage refinancing, including when you should consider refinancing and how to take advantage of low interest rates.
Last week's economic news included readings from Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, along with Commerce Department readings on public and private-sector job growth and the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index. Weekly reports on jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released.
The real estate market has been in flux during the past few months. As a result, this could be a great time to both buy and sell a home. This is because mortgage rates are attractive for borrowers right now. With so many people who are looking to buy a home, is likely the people selling a home are going to receive multiple offers. On the other hand, given what the mortgage market looks like right now, borrowers also have attractive options.