Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions

Do you have mortgage questions?

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):

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 […]

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 […]

Questions to Ask a REALTOR

18 Interview Questions to Ask a REALTOR ® (Real Estate Agent)

Selecting the right Real Estate Agent for you can be difficult. Below is a list of 18 interview questions to ask a REALTOR ®. Utilizing some or all of these questions during the interview will help you determine which Real Estate Agent is a good fit for you. 18 Interview Questions to Ask a REALTOR® […]

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 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 […]

fha 100 down

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: […]

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector during your Home Inspection

6 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector during Home Inspection

6 Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector During Your Home Inspection by Guest Author – Kris Lindahl Getting a home inspection is very important. It can protect you from purchasing a home that has a lot of problems, or that costs more than it should, based on its issues. Sometimes home inspectors miss things, but […]

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 […]