The decision to invest in a home is a big one for many people, but if you’re making the foray into real estate the second time around, it’s even more important to be financially aware and prepared. If you’re wondering what you’ll need in order to get approved for an investment property, here are… Continue reading Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage
Open houses are a good opportunity to get out to see what kind of home you’re looking for and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some things about the house you’re looking at that might not be listed on the website and may… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses
From ‘down payment’ to ‘adjustable rate’ to ‘debt-to-income’ ratio, there are so many terms involved in the mortgage process that it can be hard to learn them all and keep them straight. However, whether you’ve heard it, the term ‘amortization period’ might be one of the most important ones associated with your financial well-being. If… Continue reading The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option
Investing in a home may be one of the most significant purchases you’ll make in your lifetime, but many people forget that there are several other costs associated with buying a home. If you’re considering a reverse mortgage and want to be clear on all fees involved, here are a few things you can… Continue reading What Fees Are Involved With a Reverse Mortgage? Let’s Take a Look
It’s easy to get Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) confused with homeowners’ insurance, but PMI is an entirely different thing that may or may not be necessary when it comes to your home purchase. If you’re going to be investing in a home soon and are wondering what PMI may mean for you, here are… Continue reading You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance?
Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer’s remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few… Continue reading 5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed
It may feel like a very daunting task to consider buying a home after you’ve declared bankruptcy, and there’s no doubt that it’s an uphill battle. Fortunately, while you’ll have hard work ahead, there are things you can do to make your dream of home ownership a possibility. Whether you’ve just declared bankruptcy or… Continue reading Can I Qualify for a Mortgage After Declaring Bankruptcy? Yes — and Here’s How