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):

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% 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: You do NOT have to be a First Time Home Buyer – this program […]

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 […]

FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance January 2017

Is FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance? (Update)

FHA lowering Mortgage Insurance – Not Anymore… UPDATE! HUD previously announced on January 9th, they would lower FHA Mortgage Insurance. Information below for reference. Shortly after the new President was sworn in on January 20th, the Trump administration halted the MI reduction. Mortgage Insurance will retain their previous premiums per the January 20th, Mortgagee Letter. FHA […]

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% […]

Heat Wave equals Minneapolis Water Parks

Heat Wave = Free Entrance to Minneapolis Water Parks

Minneapolis Water Parks Just one more reason to love Minneapolis. Heat Wave = Free Entrance to Water Parks. Thank you Minneapolis! Even if it’s not a heat wave, Water Parks are a fantastic way to cool down in the summer. From the City of Minneapolis: ‘MPRB’s two water parks, Jim Lupient Water Park and North […]

1 Percent Down Payment - With Equity

Buy a Home with just 1% Down? Yes with the 1% Down Mortgage!

1% Down Mortgage Buy a Home with 1% Down! You have 1%, the lender contributes 2%, giving you 3% Equity at closing-Available w/No monthly Mortgage Insurance! See more First Time Home Buyer Programs – Including 100% FHA vs. Conventional or Purchase your home with just 1% MLS Mortgage Group is excited to offer the Conventional 1% Down (with […]

15 Year Mortgage Rates

REALTOR ® asks for 15 Year Mortgage Rates

REALTOR ® asks 15 Mortgage Lenders for 15 Year Mortgage Rates – Here’s what happened: I have to admit, we don’t go around calling other mortgage brokers to check their rates. That would be awkward. ‘Uh, hi, we’re another Mortgage Broker and I was just wondering how we compare to your mortgage rates.’ It just doesn’t happen. […]

15 Year Mortgage Rates Challenge Rules

15 Year Mortgage Challenge – The Rules

15 Year Mortgage Challenge – The Rules With Mortgage Rates as low as they are, we thought it would be a good time to create a 15 Year Mortgage Challenge. Would you be able to slash at least 5 off your loan term by refinancing to a 15? Here are the rules: Monthly payment must be the […]