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FHFA Announces New Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

Conforming Loan Limits The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced it will be increasing maximum conforming loan limits in 2022.  

Buying a House in our Hot Spring Market? 4 Tips on How to Get Ready

Buying a House | In my last video in this series, I discussed how competitive our spring market can be. As a buyer, now is the time to get ready. Let’s talk about how you can do that. 1. You need to get pre-approved from a local lender. This is important – I have an entire… Continue reading Buying a House in our Hot Spring Market? 4 Tips on How to Get Ready

What is a Pre-Approval? And why should you do it?

We are continuing my series, “Understanding Financing,” with this video on the pre-approval process for a mortgage. What is a pre-approval and why should you get one? I interview Rich Godbout of Caliber Home Loans. Hannah: Hey everybody! I am here today with Rich Godbout of Caliber Home Loans. I have known Rich my entire real… Continue reading What is a Pre-Approval? And why should you do it?

Loan Products: An introduction to loan products for buying real estate

We are picking up our series “Understanding Financing” with today’s post, where we will look at the main loan products that most buyers use in the purchase of real estate. There are a lot of products on the market, various criteria to qualify for each, and different requirements from different lenders. My goal today is… Continue reading Loan Products: An introduction to loan products for buying real estate

Credit & How it affects your ability to secure financing

Credit and Security Financing In my last post, I discussed real estate financing 101 – what is a mortgage? and how will lenders evaluate you (the 3 C’s – credit, collateral, capacity)? Today, we are going to be talking about credit and how it affects your ability to secure financing. I said we were going… Continue reading Credit & How it affects your ability to secure financing

Financing a Real Estate Purchase 101

Financing Real Estate Purchase | Welcome to my new series, “Understanding Financing.” This is the first blog in this series and I am going to be covering the basics of financing a real estate purchase. As the series continues, I will cover a variety of topics related to securing financing for your real estate purchases, including info… Continue reading Financing a Real Estate Purchase 101

What is a short sale and how does it affect me?

Short Sale When you are searching for your new home, you will most likely come across some listings that are potential short sales. What does this mean and how will it affect you?   A short sale occurs when the owners owe more money on the house than what they can sell it for. They… Continue reading What is a short sale and how does it affect me?

Understanding Jumbo Mortgages

Understanding Jumbo Mortgages | If you are in the market for a home priced over $765,000 and you also want to get a mortgage, understanding jumbo mortgages is key! What is a jumbo mortgage? Jumbo mortgage loans are large mortgages, specifically larger than conforming loan limits. In Montgomery County, the 2020 conforming loan limit is… Continue reading Understanding Jumbo Mortgages

Want to Buy a House? Top 3 Things You Should Be Doing

In my last blog post, I wrote about 3 things you shouldn’t do if you want to buy a house. Today, I am telling you 3 things you should do! 1. Talk to a lender and get pre-approved for a mortgage. Whether or not you are a first-time homebuyer, you should talk to a lender… Continue reading Want to Buy a House? Top 3 Things You Should Be Doing

Buying Homes | Don’t Do These 3 Things

Buying Homes | So you are thinking about buying a house… That’s exciting! You are probably spending a lot of time looking a houses online and google-mapping your commute. But let’s talk about the top 3 things you shouldn’t be doing. 1. Don’t apply for a new credit card or start buying furniture and tools… Continue reading Buying Homes | Don’t Do These 3 Things