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 […]

Zero Down, 100% Financing – USDA Loans from USDA Rural Development

USDA Loans USDA Loans are a popular option for home buyers desiring 100% Financing. Now, they’re are even better! Effective October 1, 2016, USDA Rural Development has announced they are reducing their fees: Reduction in the Upfront Guarantee Fee: the upfront guarantee fee for purchase and refinance transactions will decrease from 2.75% of the loan amount to 1.00% […]

how much house can I afford max qualify 5 worksheet

Conventional, FHA, VA or USDA?

It can be difficult to navigate the myriad of home loan options available today. Especially when different Mortgage Companies offer different mortgage programs. We just added a ‘How Much House Can I Afford Worksheet’ to our guide to help home buyers explore their home financing options. They can compare their personal budget versus Conventional, FHA, VA […]