Loan Max VA and Conforming Loan Limits

Loan Max VA & Conforming Loan Limits 2021

Loan Max – VA Loan Limits and Conforming Loan Limits Loan Max Updated and Increased for 2021 – although the US Department of Veteran Affairs does not set a limit for VA Home Loans – most lenders do set limits and the VA Home Loan limits match Conforming Loan Limits. See VA Loan Benefits. Conforming Loans […]

How much is a down payment on a house

How Much is a Down Payment on a House? – Do you have enough?

How much is a down payment on a house? That varies whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, repeat buyer, or qualify for any unique loan programs. For many people, the minimum is 3% of the purchase price with a Conventional Loan (up to your Conforming Loan Limits) or 3.5% for a FHA Loan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mortgage Insurance MI

Mortgage Insurance – Who needs it?

Who needs Mortgage Insurance? If you’re buying a house with less than 20% down payment, the answer is YOU. Mortgage Insurance is often abbreviated in the industry as “MI”. Some conforming home loans with less than 20% down do offer “No MI” or Lender-Paid MI. That option can be advantageous if you only plan to be […]

Save on Your Home Mortgage - Shop Home Mortgage Lenders Minnesota

Shop Home Mortgage Lenders-Home Loan Toolkit

24 Steps to Obtain the Lowest Rate BEFORE Applying for a Home Loan – The Ultimate Insider Guide (Complete with Resources!): How-To Shop Home Mortgage Lenders Save Tens of Thousands on Your Home Mortgage (Plus Bonus Home Loan Toolkit Download!) BEFORE you apply for a home loan and shop home mortgage lenders, review the guide below […]

Private Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance – Your Flexible Partner

Private Mortgage Insurance It’s easy to think of Mortgage Insurance as an unnecessary evil since it only protects the lender. Decide for yourself: Quick Facts Private Mortgage Insurance is required when you have a Conventional loan with less than 20% down payment. Abbreviations are often used in the industry: MI for Mortgage Insurance PMI for Private […]

FHA Loan Limits 2021

FHA Loan Limits MN 2021 – Updated!

FHA Loan Limits MN FHA loan limits are one of the FHA Loan Requirements : Related: Low Down Payment Mortgage Options – Conventional vs. FHA 2021 showed an increase in the Twin Cities Metro area for Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes – Median Home Sales Prices have increased in 2021 for Minneapolis and […]

10 mortgage mistakes to avoid

Careful! Watch out for these Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes

Top 10 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid! Do you want a successful, timely closing? Mortgage mistakes can be costly! Once you apply for a Mortgage, there are 10 things that you should be careful not to do during the mortgage process (or risk your loan not closing on time or at all!) When possible, try to avoid these mortgage mistakes: […]

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 […]

Home Appraisal vs Home Inspection

Home Appraisal vs Home Inspection – What’s the Difference?

Home Appraisal vs Home Inspection What is the difference between a home appraisal vs home inspection? Are either required? This Real Estate Video features Dave Widell, REALTOR ®, with ReMax Advantage Plus. His office is located in Blaine, MN. Dave believes that your agent should be working for you, not their own bottom line. He can be […]