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How Does Mortgage Interest Work?

Purchasing a home is typically the single largest financial transaction a person will make in their lifetime. However, the majority of people that take out a mortgage don’t fully understand how mortgage interest actually works. Mortgage Payment Calculation Your monthly mortgage payment is split into both principal(the amount you’ve borrowed) and the interest accrued for...

Continue reading | Posted on September 10, 2020
How Does Mortgage Interest Work?
8 Things Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Consider

8 Things Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Consider

Scary. Overwhelming. Exciting. These are just a few words that describe the feeling of becoming a homeowner for the first time! For many, homeownership is truly a dream that they’ve worked hard for by planning and saving for years, and the last thing you want is buyers remorse or regret! It’s easy to overlook details...

Continue reading | Posted on June 9, 2020

Did The Feds Just Drop Mortgage Rates To Zero?

You may have heard the news over the weekend that the Federal Reserve dropped the Fed Funds Rates to zero. Many of our current and past clients have been confused by this, thinking that mortgage rates hit zero percent as well. The Federal Reserve announced on March 15th, 2020 a stimulus package to help level...

Continue reading | Posted on March 16, 2020
Did The Feds Just Drop Mortgage Rates To Zero?
AIME Activate Irvine Recap

AIME Activate Irvine Recap

AIME Activate 2020 Last week a few of our team members made the trek out to Irvine, CA for AIME Activate, which was a 1-day conference for mortgage brokers with a heavy focus on marketing best practices. One of our loan officers, Ryan Ehler was actually hosting one of the sessions, which we’ll cover below!...

Continue reading | Posted on March 10, 2020

What Is Debt-To-Income Ratio?

Debt-To-Income Ratio (DTI) Understanding your debt-to-income ratio is a critical piece of the mortgage loan approval process. It is the number one way for lenders to determine your ability to manage your monthly payments and repay your new loan. Your DTI ratio is all of your monthly debt payments divided by your gross monthly income....

Continue reading | Posted on December 13, 2019
What Is Debt-To-Income Ratio?
2020 Mortgage Loan Limits

2020 Mortgage Loan Limits

2020 Loan limits are up from 2019. In fact, they are way up! This doesn’t come as much surprise, with housing prices continually rising throughout the nation over the past year. With the increase in house prices, it’s important for loan limits to follow suit. This is big news for potential home buyers and homeowners...

Continue reading | Posted on November 26, 2019

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What is Private Mortgage Insurance? Private mortgage insurance(PMI) is a type of insurance that mortgage lenders require when borrowers put less than 20% down on their home. If you’re purchasing a home with little money down, you’ve probably heard of it already. PMI was put into place to protect lenders in case the homebuyer defaults...

Continue reading | Posted on November 25, 2019
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
Should You Rent Or Should You Buy?

Should You Rent Or Should You Buy?

Should you rent or should you buy? The rent vs buy debate has and always will be a topic of discussion for first time homebuyers when considering their next move. As simple as the question may be, there are a ton of factors involved in answering that question. How long are you going to be...

Continue reading | Posted on October 29, 2019

Common Mortgage Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

You need to ensure that your lender becomes your personal mortgage planning specialist, who works with you to make sure your needs are met and your dream of homeownership is realized.

Continue reading | Posted on October 14, 2019
Common Mortgage Mistakes & How to Avoid Them