5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Are you thinking about making the leap from renter to homeowner? Owning a home has so many financial benefits compared to renting, so give yourself a high five for even considering the pursuit - it’s a big step! Purchasing a home is totally possibl

Sep 11, 2020 |

The Little-known Mortgage That Doesn’t Require a Down Payment

A conventional mortgage loan requires a 20% down payment. If you are a first-time homebuyer however, saving up tens of thousands of dollars can seem like an impossible task. Of course, there are loan programs, like FHA mortgages, that allow for low down p

Sep 09, 2020 | Government Loans USDA Loans

Why a Mortgage is Good Debt

Why a Mortgage is Good Debt

In today’s coronavirus-crisis economy, many Americans may be regretting taking on debt in the past or facing new debt to cover expenses during unemployment. And yet millions of consumers continue to apply for mortgages for home purchases, one of the

Sep 02, 2020 | Mortgage Debt

Should I Refinance into a 15-year Mortgage Now?

Should I Refinance into a 15-year Mortgage Now?

Mortgage interest rates are at all-time lows right now. It’s obviously a great time to refinance for lower rates and payments. Perhaps you are interested in paying off your mortgage loan faster though. Is refinancing into a shorter loan a good idea

Aug 26, 2020 | Refinancing a Home

How Does Your Credit Affect the Mortgage Application Process?

How Does Your Credit Affect the Mortgage Application Process?

There are a few things that play very important roles in the mortgage process when buying a new home. One of the most important ones? Your credit. We are accustomed to our credit impacting things like interest rates on auto loans or approval for new cred

Aug 26, 2020 |

How Bad Is It to Miss a Mortgage Payment?

How Bad Is It to Miss a Mortgage Payment?

No one signs a mortgage contract thinking they won’t be able to keep up with the payments. And yet life sometimes throws us curveballs. The recent coronavirus crisis, for example, has sent millions into unemployment and a state of financial unc

Aug 20, 2020 | Mortgage Advice

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