The days of most home owners putting ten percent down on a 30 year mortgage are long gone. One new option is zero down payment mortgage loans.
One of the single largest financial purchases a person makes in a lifetime is a home. And more often than not, a home mortgage is required to fund the purchase. But how many people have been told, that the current way a mortgage is paid off, is like a cancer on our financial health? The mortgage and banking industry has offered to the unsuspecting public the 30-year fixed amortized mortgage the most expensive mortgage, a financial cancer [...]
Purchasing your first home is an exciting and scary time. For the most part, new homebuyers are unfamiliar with the home buying process. Before accepting a mortgage loan, it is important to educate yourself on various loan programs. Furthermore, first time home buyers should be aware of factors that improve and decrease their chances of getting a good loan package. How Much Can You Afford to Spend? The biggest mistake that [...]
When looking for a home mortgage, there are several aspects that you will want to consider about this loan. First off, this is likely to be the biggest investment that you undertake in your lifetime. It should be done carefully, only after you have found the options that will fulfill your needs in the best way possible. There are several aspects that you should consider here, all of which will have a direct impact on the outcome [...]
Have interest rates dropped since you first bought your house? Are you in a considerably better place financially and credit wise than you were when you first got your mortgage? Are you looking for a way to lower your monthly mortgage or loan payments? If any of the above are true, then it may be time to take a closer look at a refinance mortgage.
According to Experian, a credit score is a number lenders use to help them decide: “If I give this person a loan or credit card, how likely is it I will get paid back on time?” The information from your credit reports is used to create your credit score. Before getting a line of credit, get your free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs): Experian, Equifax, TransUnion. Under federal law, [...]