Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 05/10/2020
How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 09/15/2019
What Are the Costs for Securing a Mortgage?
Securing a mortgage to buy a home is probably one of the best and most important milestones in a person's life. It comes with a lot of benefits and bragging rights. But, even with all of the butterflies and feelings of being on cloud nine, the truth of the matter is that there are also costs in securing...
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Posted on 07/21/2019
What Are Mortgage Payment Holidays?
Are you having money issues? Well, you are not alone. Financial problem is something that affects everyone from time to time. When money is tight, and your mortgage is due, you might have heard this advice many times — " Take up a mortgage payment holiday" But before you do that, get this: taking a break from your...
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Posted on 03/24/2019
Stuffing the Piggy Bank
The idea of homeownership can seem daunting if you doubt you can save up a down payment. After all, even a modest house on a conventional mortgage requires twenty percent plus the closing costs. When saving up seems out of reach, try these creative tips to grow your nest egg: Delay gratification A lofty word for a simple...
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