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 […]

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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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 2018

FHA Loan Limits MN 2018 – Updated!

FHA Loan Limits MN FHA loan limits are one of the FHA Loan Requirements. Related: Low Down Payment Mortgage Options – Conventional vs. FHA 2018 showed an increase in the Twin Cities Metro area for Single Family Homes, Duplexes, Triplexes, and Fourplexes. Median Home Sales Prices have increased in 2018 for Minneapolis and Saint Paul […]

FHA Loan Limits 2018

Loan Max VA & Conforming Loan Limits 2018

Loan Max – VA Loan Limits and Conforming Loan Limits Loan Max Updated and Increased for 2018 – VA Home Loan limits match Conforming Loan Limits. See VA Loan Benefits. Conforming Loans are considered any loans that are purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that the loan max is under the below loan limits. Any […]

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FHA 100% – 0 Down Payment!

FHA 100% financing is currently unavailable. We will provide updates (if/as) the industry changes. FHA 100% If our 1% down payment + 2% lender contribution Conventional financing doesn’t work for you, it’s worth exploring our FHA 0% down option. No down payment required! FHA 100% program details – unlike other first time home buyer programs: […]