Congratulations! You're about to embark on an exciting journey of buying a new home. As you navigate through all the decisions involved in this process, it's important to have as much information as possible to make the right choices for you and your family. One of the biggest decisions you'll make is choosing the right
If you're a homeowner, you know that paying off your mortgage can take decades. While it's a significant financial commitment, it doesn't have to be a burden for the full term of the loan. Paying off your mortgage faster can save you money on interest and give you the freedom to focus on other financial
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)
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
Many homeowners dream of being able to build a custom home. Having a home designed for your family’s specific needs and preferences, tailored down to the exact finishes you’ve dreamed about? What’s not to love about that? But to do it right and not encounter unexpected expenses in your loan process? That is key. If
Are you thinking about buying a new house or condo? If so, you've likely given some thought to your mortgage and as to how you can pay as little as possible in order to own your new home.
In this post we'll share three quick tips for sprucing up your personal credit before reapplying for a mortgage. With a bit of luck and hard work you can be on your way to purchasing that new dream home.
Speeding Up the Close: Five Tips on How to Close Your Mortgage Loan Faster So You Can Start Moving In
When a seller accepts an offer from a buyer, the process of obtaining the property has just begun. The buyer now has to conduct an inspection, get approval from an attorney and obtain a mortgage - all of which can be time consuming. Here are a few ways that you can speed up the mortgage process and close the deal sooner.
Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money
For those homeowners who have lived in their home for more than a few years, pulling equity out of the property is a tempting potential benefit. However, with property values and interest rates adjusting frequently, you may wonder if now is the best time to refinance your mortgage.
Before approving a mortgage, your lender is going to have to do his due diligence to ensure that you can afford a loan large enough to pay for a house. Here's how you can prepare to answer these questions in a way that will increase your likelihood of approval.
Credit scores control so much of what we do in the world of finances, but what does your credit score really have to do with your mortgage? Here are three ways that your credit score could impact your mortgage application.
Homeowners who are struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments can make it easier on themselves by cutting costs in other areas. Learning how to budget effectively will likely enable homeowners to pay their mortgage payments on-time, every time.