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Mortgage Shopping for Better Rates

mortgage shopping for better rates

Lower rates on mortgage loans not only help you amortize your loan faster you will also have a lower monthly payment. A $250,000 mortgage at 4.5% for 30 years will have a $1,266.71 combined monthly payment.  At 4%, the same loan will have $1,193.54 combined monthly payment saving you $73.18 a month and at the […]



Do you have the look? But not the type?

do you have the look?

The determining factor for what type of property you have is not in how it looks but rather in your intent for use. Based on your intentions, a property you own can be a principal residence, an income property, an investment property or a dealer property. Let’s look at the definition of each. Principal Residence […]


Why Put More Down

Why Put More Down

When people are thinking of buying a home the most attractive option is to fork over the least amount as a down payment. Most people want to have cash available to furnish their new home and as a base for any unexpected expenses that might arise after purchase. Some buyers won’t have these options because […]


Financing Home Improvements

financing home improvements

Owners can finance improvements on their home by using home improvement loans as a funding source. Home improvement loans do not rely on the home as collateral and are instead personal installment loans. Due to the higher risk to the lender with these types of loans, the interest rate is often much higher than a […]


Rental Property and House-Hacking

rental property and house hacking

If you are thinking about getting into the landlord business, beginning early is an advantage. A term called house-hacking refers to buying a multifamily property with an owner-occupied mortgage. You then live in one of the units while you rent the other units out to other people. Beginning early means you get a longer time […]


Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Earning the Commission, Is it Plausible?

Five percent of all homebuyers choose not to work with an agent. They conduct their own home search, contact the sellers, negotiate their contract, locate their financing and arranged inspections. All these services are provided by a Realtor®. If you had to think about what motivated them to do all this work, it would have […]



Understanding Reverse Mortgages

reverse mortgages

A reverse mortgage loan allows the homeowners to borrow money against their home while they still retain the title to the property. There are no monthly payments required on a reverse mortgage loan. However, once the homeowner moves out of the home or passes away, the reverse mortgage becomes due and payable. With no monthly […]