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Why was my mortgage servicing sold?

You have jumped through the hoops of pre-approval, underwriting, and closing on your home. You did it! Shortly after you settle into your dream home, you get a letter in the mail stating that your mortgage servicing is being transferred (sold to another company). What does it mean? Did you do something wrong? Is this […]

What is Underwriting?

You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage. You found your perfect home and your offer was accepted. You’re under contract. Congratulations! You are now in the underwriting stage. What is underwriting? Underwriting is when the lender reviews your information and verifies key aspects such as assets, income, debt, and the details of the property in order […]

Can I Deduct Mortgage Costs?

If you’re reading this, it is probably tax season (again) and you’re looking for ways to keep the money you’ve worked so hard to earn. The good news is that many mortgage-related items can be tax-deductible. We’ll breakdown when property tax is deductible and what closing costs you can deduct as well. *This article was […]

What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a mortgage that’s interest rate does not remain the same throughout the life of the loan. What is the Difference between an ARM and a Fixed-Rate? Simply put, a fixed rate mortgage will have the same interest rate for the full term of the loan while an ARM’s rate […]

How to Get a Mortgage When Self-Employed

Getting A Mortgage During the Great Resignation Headlines are all talking about the Great Resignation. While workers are definitely leaving their jobs in record numbers, they aren’t all simply hanging up their hats. Instead, Americans are shifting to new opportunities, many of them reclassifying themselves as self-employed. A study by MBO Partners found that even […]

How Can FHA Help Me Buy A Home?

What is a FHA Loan? Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans are designed for people who don’t qualify for a conventional loan, generally due to lower credit scores or limited funds for a down payment. These loans are federally backed mortgages that are issued by FHA-approved lenders. The FHA does not lend the money. They do […]

New Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced this week that they are increasing the baseline conforming loan limit for 2022 from $548,250 to $647,200 for 95% of U.S. counties. This is an 18% increase. For the nearly 100 counties that are categorized as high-cost areas, that limit is even higher with some counties going as […]

Buy vs. Build: Pros and Cons

With low inventory of houses, you might be considering building rather than buying. It is a very attractive option in the current housing market. Let’s break down the pros can cons (and costs) of building vs. buying. Buying an Existing Home: Pros The biggest positive of buying an existing home is timing. The home is […]