Types of Mortgages

Sometimes you need money fast. Maybe you want to buy a new home, but you haven’t sold your old home yet. Or maybe you have your eye on an investment property or a home you want to flip.  If you need money for a real estate purchase and don’t have time to wait on mortgage
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A condo can be a great option for someone looking to live in an urban area. Condos combine the amenities of a rental apartment complex with the benefits of homeownership. But condos can be trickier to buy and sell because the community you’re purchasing your unit in has a unique set of rules. If you’re
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As a current or prospective home buyer, you know that every new home comes with different mortgage needs. Depending on your financial and real estate goals, you might look for alternatives to the standard 15- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to get the most from your money. That’s where adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) come in. In this
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When it comes to mortgages, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But there are lots of options. And your job as a borrower is to understand all your options. When you apply for financing to buy a home, an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM loan or ARM) may be one of your options. And a 5/6 ARM is
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Getting a mortgage and being a homeowner is a big deal. And depending on where you want to live and the state of the housing market (if it’s a seller’s market or not), it can be an uphill battle to find and purchase a home in your price range.  A loan alternative –  like a
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Feeling cooped up in your metro area? You’re not alone.  According to recent Census data, 86% of U.S. residents live in metro areas. That leaves 14% of the population spread out in the rural areas of the country – which spans 72% of the nation’s land area.[1] So, if you’re looking for more space, there
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Let’s get into this.  A jumbo loan is exactly what you think it is: a ginormous load of cash. We’re talking over $550,000 to buy a house.  These loans are ideal for buyers who have strong financial profiles and need access to much higher loan amounts than they would get under a conforming loan’s limit
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If you’re shopping around for a mortgage, you’ll probably hear words like “conventional” and “conforming” and acronyms like “VA” and “FHA” thrown around by mortgage lenders and loan officers. It can feel a bit overwhelming, but we’re here to translate. With this helpful guide to conventional mortgage loans, you can shop for your mortgage without
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There comes a time in every relationship when you need to have a little chat about the future. And that can be a pretty stressful conversation if you aren’t ready for it. Luckily, when it comes to refinancing your Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage, the conversation is pretty simple (and far less awkward) –
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