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Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions (FAMQ's):
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? 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 – 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
What’s better than a new home?
A new puppy of course! Today only, you can get the best of both! April Fools Day 2016
Buying a House-Home Buying Checklist
Home Buying Checklist Trulia compiled a simple, stress-free, free printable to help prepare for buying a house! Download the Home Buying Checklist The checklist suggests to: Gather Financials Research Mortgages Explore Neighborhoods Make a Home Shopping List Find an agent Start House Hunting Read the entire post.
Minneapolis 311 Poster – Who to Call Housing Help Poster
Minneapolis 311 Poster – Replaced by Who to Call Poster! The old Minneapolis 311 Poster has been replaced, effective immediately, by the new, Who to Call for Housing Help Poster. Different cities in Minnesota have different Landlord-Tenant Laws. One requirement in Minneapolis (besides obtaining a Minneapolis Rental License), is to display the “Who to Call for […]
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