Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions

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Discover answers to some frequently asked questions, industry updates, and other relevant news. If you can't find answers to your real estate and mortgage questions here, please ask us!.

Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions (FAMQ's):

Low Down Payment Mortgage Options - FHA Loan vs Conventional Loan

Low Down Payment and First Time Home Buyer Programs 2019 Edition

100% FHA! Conventional 1% down mortgage + 2% down payment assistance! What are Low Down Payment, First Time Home Buyer Programs 2019? First Time Home Buyer Programs 2019 Edition What are the low down payment mortgage and first time home buyer programs available in 2019? VA still offers 100%, zero-down financing. But what if you’re not […]

How much house can I afford?

How Much House Can I Afford? Insider Tips and Home Affordability Calculator

‘How Much House Can I Afford?'(The Definitive Guide)Home Affordability Calculator Reveals what a Lender thinks you can afford AND how much House You can Afford based on what you Want to Pay per month.*Updated with 2017 Industry Rules/Guidelines*Buying a house? The first question is to determine how much you can reasonably afford. That is a […]

First Time Home Buyer Class MN

Free First Time Home Buyer MN Class – Fall 2019 – Upcoming Classes!

First Time Home Buyer Class MN Upcoming First Time Home Buyer Classes in Minnesota: Please click on the Class Name for More Information and to Register for the First Time Home Buyer Class MN: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 10:00-12:00 PM – SOLD OUT – Join the Wait-list Discover First Time Home Buyer Programs and Learn Insider […]

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis – New Mortgage Programs @ Lake Harriet

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis Mortgage Financing: An In-Depth Look at The New Mortgage Programs About the First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis: This class is located at Lake Harriet Upper School in South Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. In the class, you’ll discover the newest mortgage financing options […]

Cash out Refinance Video

Considering a Cash Out Refinance? Video, Maximums, & Calculators

Cash Out Refinance Home values have been increasing lately, and that means equity! Did you know that having equity in your home provides an excellent opportunity for a cash-out refinance? What could you do with a little extra money? This 46-second video has some ideas: Would you use cash-out to finance your dream vacation? Pay […]

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis - New Mortgage Programs

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis – New Mortgage Programs

First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis Mortgage Financing: An In-Depth Look at The New Mortgage Programs About the First Time Home Buyer Class Minneapolis: This First Time Buyer Class Minneapolis is on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 from 6:30-8:30. You’ll discover the newest mortgage financing options available in today’s market, in a classroom setting. Down payments starting […]

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Mortgage Broker or Lender

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Mortgage Broker or Lender Mortgage brokers and their lending partners are an integral part of the home-buying process for many prospective homeowners. Mortgage brokers work as the intermediaries between you as the homebuyer and the lender offering various mortgage options. While you can get a mortgage on your own […]

What is an Appraisal

What is an Appraisal on a House?

What is an Appraisal on a House? A home appraisal is used to determine the value of a house. It starts with a professional appraiser evaluating the home’s: Size Features Overall condition Additional considerations include: The Neighborhood What Similar Homes in the area have sold for in the past six months The home’s replacement cost […]

5 Mortgage Pre-Approval Tips to Get You Into Your Dream Home

5 Mortgage Pre-Approval Tips to Get You Into Your Dream Home Buying a home to call your own is a common financial goal among most adults. Home-ownership represents different things to different people. For many, it offers a sound strategy for accumulating wealth, while setting a steady foundation for the future. Purchasing a home is […]

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Tax Day 2019 – Ready or Not…

Tax Day 2019 Tax Day, love it or strongly dislike it, here it comes. This year, we have our normal tax deadline of April 15, 2019. Do you have to pay this year? If so, did you budget appropriately for that? Are you getting a refund this year? If so, what are you doing with […]

How to Obtain a Mortgage Pre-Approval – The Step by Step Guide

How to Obtain a Mortgage Pre-approval The home buying game is cutthroat enough, so to get the best deal you can get, you’ll want every advantage possible. Something you may not have considered is a home loan pre-approval. Maybe you’ve never heard of a pre-approval, or maybe you stopped after getting a mortgage pre-qualification. Either […]

Best Mortgage Rates MN

How to Be Offered the Best Mortgage Rates

How to Be Offered the Best Mortgage Rates “Am I being offered the best mortgage rates?” As a Mortgage Loan Originator, I’ve had my share of that question. I also know it’s not a simple answer. Companies can’t guarantee they have the best mortgage interest rates. However, there are ways to improve your likelihood of being […]

How much is a down payment on a house?

How much is a down payment on a house? Updated for 2019

How much is a down payment on a house? I thought I’d clear up any confusion regarding down payment requirements. I was teaching a mortgage financing class last Wednesday, and one of the class participants mentioned how she was surprised to discover she doesn’t need 20% down to buy a house. To be honest, the […]