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Payoff Credit Cards with Cashout Refinance - Is it Worth?

07-27-2022About Mortgages

We're at a really interesting time right now. Most people who have a mortgage on their home have an interest rate that is much lower than what is available on the market today. People are proud of their low interest rates and they want to hold on to them as long as possible.

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Reverse Mortgage vs. Selling Your Home

07-11-2022About Mortgages

In this post, we’re talking about reverse mortgages versus selling your home.

It might not be an obvious question to ask, but we’ve been talking with a lot of homeowners who are weighing their options between the two and we figured it was the right time to address this in a podcast and blog post.

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Need a Manufactured Home Loan? Everything you need to know

06-23-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

In this post, we're talking about purchasing a manufactured home. In the hot purchase market we’re currently in, it’s a great time to talk about manufactured housing options. We've seen a big increase in our buyers pursuing manufactured homes recently. These include:

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Reverse Mortgages: What are they and are they right for you?

05-24-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

In this post, we’re talking about reverse mortgages. We’re going to go over the requirements for reverse mortgages, the pros and cons, and we’ll cover some common myths and clear up some understandings that some people commonly have about them.

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DSCR Loan: The Best Alternative to Hard Money

05-19-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

In this post, we’re looking at DSCR loans, which we think is one of the best alternatives to hard money loans.

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Do we have a recession coming? What’s going to happen to housing prices?

05-05-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

In this post, we’re going to dive into a topic that we’ll probably be talking about for a while. Will a recession happen? Now, there are signs that one will probably occur. But how will home prices respond?

To give us a sense of this, let’s take a look at the Median Sales Prices of Houses sold in the U.S. over the last 45 years.

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What type of mortgage is best for me?

03-05-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

What type of mortgage is best for me? There’s a lot of options out there, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. This post is meant to help you navigate the complex world of loan programs when purchasing a home. As always, if you have any questions while reading, feel free to stop and give us a call at (602) 535-2171. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

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Can I Get a Mortgage if I have Student Loans

02-22-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

This is a question we get a lot. So, we figured it’d be good to do a podcast and a post to get you oriented when you start trying to sort out how to get a mortgage if you have student loans. As always, feel free to give us a call at (602)-535-2171. You’re more than welcome to skip the post and get right to asking us for help. Let’s dive in.

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Fixed Rate Vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages

02-04-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

An Adjustable Rate Mortgage’s interest rate changes after the fixed period expires. Typically, ARMs are 30-years loans, meaning that you’ll pay back the money you borrowed over the span of 30 years. At the beginning of the loan, you’ll start with a lower rate than average mortgage interest rates. The low rate will stay the same for a period of time, commonly 5, 7, or 10 years. After the fixed-rate period ends, your interest rate will adjust up or down based on an index.

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Should I “Lock” My Interest Rate?

01-18-2022About MortgagesEddie Knoell

In this post we explore the pros and cons of locking in an interest rate on your mortgage. Generally speaking, mortgage interest rates are dynamic and unpredictable. They can fluctuate many times between when you file a loan application and when your loan closes. If you want to avoid uncertainty and preserve the rate in your mortgage loan offer, you can get a mortgage interest rate lock. Interest rate locks can offer peace of mind to borrowers, but it’s important to know that there can be consequences and that interest rate locks are not foolproof. In fact, you could miss out on a lower interest rate after you lock and your loan might not close before the lock expires.

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