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. Continue reading “3 Important Credit Steps Before You Make That Offer”
Can 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. Continue reading “It’s Back! Down Payment Assistance for Buyers!”
When 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. Continue reading “Should I Lock or Float? This Week- August 5, 2013”
Ben Bernanke, Fed Chairman, blew up the bond and mortgage markets a month ago with his comments that the Fed is preparing to begin reducing the monthly purchases of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. Rates spiked, and left folks shopping for mortgages, shaking their heads. The minutes for June’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) suggest that committee members are mostly in agreement that the current quantitative easing program (QE) should begin winding down by year-end, but the committee minutes are very clear about the committee’s intention to monitor inflation and ongoing economic and financial developments before taking action to reduce the current rate of QE. Continue reading “Should I Lock or Float? FED Minutes Reveal Rates Should Climb Before Years End”
Paying off the mortgage on your home faster means that you will not only have the satisfaction of owning your own home sooner, you will also have the benefit of paying much less in interest over the years.
The faster you pay off your mortgage, the more money you can save, so here are some tips to accelerate your payment schedule.