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Home Mortgage Information

Articles, links and resources for finding out all you need to know about getting a mortgage.

Important Mortgage Terms To Understand

Here is a list of important mortgage terms to know. By know these terms you put yourself in a better position to get the best loan for you.

Podcast Topic: What To Know About Mortgages

In this podcast I sit down with Trey Budke of HomeBridge Financial Services and we talk about mortgages.

Mortgage Overlays Explained

Mortgage overlays are specific rules a lender follows ABOVE the published guidelines set by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and USDA.

Home Buyer Guide To Mortgages

Buying a new home can be an exciting process. However, its not all green pastures and flower fields. There are certain tasks that need to be done, and it may not be fun. What this article is talking about is doing your homework or due diligence. The process may be tedious, but it’s critical for avoiding further complications down the road.

Convention and FHA Mortgages Examined

What is the Difference Between FHA and Conventional Financing? Which is right for you? Ask your lender for a side-by-side cost analysis.

Putting An End To Mortgage PMI

Do you know how to get rid of private mortgage insurance on your home? See what you need to know about eliminating private mortgage insurance (PMI).

Why Was My Mortgage Denied?

A mortgage can be denied even after a buyer is pre-approved. There are many reasons why a mortgage is denied after pre-approval. See the top 5 here.

Should You Co-Sign On A Mortgage?

Taking out a mortgage is a big financial commitment whether going it alone or with a spouse or significant other. In some mortgage situations, the topic of co-signing may come up.

Tips For Obtaining Financing For Investment Real Estate

Financing an investment property has different requirements than financing a traditional property you buy to live in. Here are some tips to consider.

Should I Buy A Home With A VA Loan?

Finding the right loan is laying the foundation for your financial future. With so many loans how do you choose if a VA loan is right for you?

Smart Tips To Use Prior To Getting A Mortgage

It's important when preparing to get a mortgage you follow the right steps and tips. Find out what the top tips for preparing to get a mortgage are here.

Guide To Home Buyers Who Have Been Denied A Home Loan

Are you trying to get a home loan and you were turned down? There are certain things to do after being turned down for a home loan, find out here!

The Benefits of a Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter

Get your pre-approval letter first- Let's face it, looking at homes is fun.... talking about how to pay that home for it isn't!!

Paying Down Your Mortgage Faster

Buying a home is probably the most important deal in your life, and your home loan is the biggest investment you will ever make. And surely, a mortgage is what most people would like to pay off as quickly as possible. It is known, that more than 20 million Americans own their homes outright. So many homeowners have the goal of making the last mortgage payment one day. So, this article is all about getting out of a debt sooner and smarter. Bear in mind that analyzing your mortgage time by time will help you do savings and get the mortgage off your back more quickly. So, here are a few suggestions to help you do it.

Is The FHA Mortgage Right For You?

Should get an FHA loan or not when you are purchasing a home? There are many benefits to an FHA loan for cash strapped borrowers or where your credit is a little less than desirable.

Using Gift Money for a Down Payment

For many first-time buyers, coming up with the down payment is one of the greatest challenges of buying a home. If a loved one is willing to gift you the m

Tips For Homebuyers: How to Spot a Great Mortgage Lender

You're ready to take the plunge from being a renter to a homeowner. This transition is a new experience that's full of challenges, from finding that perfec

Mortgage Broker Or Local Bank, Which Is Better To Get A Home Mortgage From?

When buying a home, what is the difference between a mortgage broker and a bank, plus what are the pros and cons of each one?

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What Is The Difference?

Learn about Buying a Home in Colorado Springs and What's the Difference Between Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval?

Mortgage Shopping Tips

Housing may be a necessity, but real estate is certainly an investment. In fact, it’s the investment of choice for many. In a recent survey, "Bankrate.com" discovered that 25% of the " Financial Security Index Survey " respondents answered "Real Esta

Ten Tips That Will Turn You Into a HELOC Expert

Trusted House Finance wants to turn you into a HELOC genius that can track down the best rate, find the best lender, and achieve your financial goals with as little stress as possible. To help you do that, we reached out to financial and real estate experts nationwide.