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If You Miss One Mortgage Payment Will it Hurt Your Credit Rating? Yes! Here’s What to Do if You Miss One.

Can One Missed Mortgage Payment Affect Your Credit Rating? Yes! Here's What to Do if You Miss OneMost people don’t know whether or not a single missed mortgage payment can have serious consequences for their credit score. As a Sacramento Lender, it is amazing how much time we talk about credit. Most people focus on interest rates, and monthly payments, but forget about that pesky credit report.

The good news is that there are things that can be done to mitigate the damage and help anyone who has missed a payment repair their credit. What are some options to help homeowners get back in the good graces of their creditors? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Home Mortgage Tips, Mortgage Blog

 

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Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan?

Can I Have A Co-Signer For My Mortgage Loan?Like credit cards or car loans, some mortgages in Sacramento allow borrowers to have co-signers on the loan with them, enhancing their loan application.

However, a co-signer on a mortgage loan doesn’t have the same impact that it might on another loan. Furthermore, it poses serious drawbacks for the co-signer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Home Mortgage Tips

 

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Buy A New Home Just One Day After A Short Sale or Foreclosure? Yes, You Can!

Flex-Banner_600x315px_mockup5Comstock Mortgage, has been helping buyers into homes for over thirty years. Buyers can qualify for the Flexible Credit Home Loan Program just six months after bankruptcy – and just one day after short sale or foreclosure.

Losing your home to foreclosure or going through a short sale is one of the most disheartening experiences the modern homeowner can endure. Traditionally, a defaulted mortgage has meant years of poor credit and renting rather than buying. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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3 Important Credit Steps Before You Make That Offer

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Thankfully, I have wonderful clients and agents who are properly educated on what to do BEFORE they get into contract to buy a new home in Sacramento. First and foremost, get yourself prequalified for a home mortgage and have your credit profile reviewed by a mortgage professional you trust, to avoid any pitfalls you may encounter when you get that accepted offer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Credit Scoring, Home Mortgage Tips

 

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Pros And Cons Of Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments

This is for sample purposes. Call me for your analysis.

This is for sample purposes. Call me for your analysis.

Have you ever considered paying off the mortgage on your home in two biweekly payments rather than one monthly payment? It might seem like this wouldn’t make a difference, but the truth is that biweekly payments really do add up more quickly.

Since there are 52 weeks in a year you will end up making 26 payments in total – which is equal to 13 months rather than 12. This means that your mortgage will be paid off more quickly and you will save money on interest payments in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Mortgage Tips

 

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It’s Back! Down Payment Assistance for Buyers!

breaking-newsCan you imagine buying a new home with little to nothing down? Don’t worry, this is not too good to be true, it’s a pure and simple government backed loan (FHA) with the help of our new Grant Program.

We have added this wonderful assistance program to our ever-growing arsenal of loan programs, and now I can finally spread the news! This Grant may help you take advantage of this very attractive real estate market and possibly be the difference in purchasing that home you have had your eyes on. But, with any program, it’s important to read the fine print to make sure this is something that will work for you. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in Mortgage Blog

 

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Should I Lock or Float? This Week- August 5, 2013

Todays_market_8-6-2013When the U.S. economy hit rock bottom a few years ago we called it the Great Recession, and saw the mortgage banking industry come to a screeching halt. A thankful by-product, after the dust settled – we were treated to some of the lowest interest rates in our lifetime. Those historically low rates may have run their course as the past week brought encouraging economic news from several sources, and with that, rates are rising.

For my clients of late, I have been in a “locking” mood, and based on the technical’s – I am not changing my mind anytime soon. As you can see from the graph on your right, Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) have traded below a ceiling of resistance going on 10 days now. The economic news this week shouldn’t have enough push, to get above that ceiling. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2013 in Housing Analysis

 

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Homeowners — Tips When Filing Next Years’s Taxes?

Planning For Your Next Year Tax Deductions

I hate doing my taxes! The only I like about tax season is the chance to see my good friend Donna Gary. I hate prepping all my documentation for my tax person. But, It is my chance every year, to be reminded of the fact, this is what my clients do for me on a daily basis. They give my piles of paperwork, and then I push them together into a pretty pile for the underwriter. Filing your taxes can be a complicated and confusing process. If you are a home owner you may have many home tax deductions and credits to consider.

Since we recently passed the filing date for 2012 taxes, it may be a good time to plan for next year and get your tax tracking systems in place. Check carefully to make sure that you are not making any of these common homeowner tax mistakes – which could cost you money or get you in trouble with the IRS. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2013 in Around The Home

 

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Buying A Home? Why You Must Have A Home Inspection

Why It's Critically Important To Have A Home InspectionMany home buyers have found the perfect house, signed on the dotted line and may think they’ve watched enough home improvement shows to know if the home they’re getting is in good shape. Unfortunately, some buyers make the mistake of skipping a home inspection in order to save a little cash.

Even if a home has already stolen your heart and you’re ready to pay for it as-is, you need to bite the bullet and hire a home inspector to let you know what repairs and financial repercussions await you. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Home Buyer Tips

 

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Should I Lock Or Float This Week? – Fed Minutes Expose Rising Interest Rate Risk

Rates get worseThe unrelenting selling in the MBS markets has gotten a bit out of hand, and has a panicked feel. This may have something to do with the Fed, who suggests that the present quantitative easing (QE)  program may be modified in the near future. This is not a surprise as Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said, at some point the Fed would begin exiting, likely inch by inch but obviously not in one fell swoop as the market decline over past few weeks seems to imply (see chart).

The current QE program involves the Fed purchasing $85 billion per month in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and Treasury bonds. The Fed’s goal with QE is keeping long-term interest rates, including mortgage rates, low. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Federal Reserve

 

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