Mortgages

Rural Development Loans Just Got Better!

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Rural Development Loans Just Got Better! Mortgage Broker, Linda Sinacola (PLB Lending – 248.931.9600) just shared with me that mortgage insurance has dropped drastically on the new RD mortgages!  The upfront guarantee fee is now 1%, that’s down from 2% and the monthly mortgage insurance is now only .35% instead of .85%. Many areas qualify…

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Quicken Loans In Metamora Quietly Offers 1% Down Loans

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“so the client has 3 percent equity immediately…” Quicken Loans has been fairly hush about its latest offering of a super low down payment mortgage, even as rival bank giants like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase all tout their new 3 percent down mortgage products. But late last year, Quicken Loans quietly…

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Credit Mistakes Potential Home Buyers In Lapeer Make

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“Maintaining a strong credit score is one of the most important things potential buyers can do if they want to qualify for a mortgage” … Maintaining a strong credit score is one of the most important things potential buyers can do if they want to qualify for a mortgage, since credit scores are used by…

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In Lake Orion, Mortgage Applications Rose 2.3%

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The Buyers Are Coming … Mortgage rates may have inched up slightly but that didn’t seem to deter home buyers from shopping for a loan last week. Mortgage application volume rose 2.3 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis, driven by an uptick in home purchase applications, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. Mortgage applications are nearly…

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Mortgage Rates Drop To 3 Year Lows

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.57 percent in the most recent week, the lowest average in three years, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “Disappointing April employment data once again kept a lid on Treasury yields, which have struggled to stay above 1.8 percent since late March,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s…

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Closing Times Are Speeding Up

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Closing Times Are Speeding Up … The average time to close on all mortgage loans dropped to 44 days in March, the shortest amount of time in a year, according to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report. New mortgage rules went into effect last October, pushing closing timelines from 46 days in October to 48…

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Surprising Ways To Save For A Down Payment

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5 Surprising Ways To Save For A Down Payment … Saving for a down payment does not have to be an impossible feat for your would-be buyers. HouseLogic recently featured several resourceful ideas to help them save up for a down payment on a home. Crowdsource Maybe instead of a traditional wedding registry, your buyers…

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Mortgage Closing Times Lengthen Again

The time to close on a mortgage loan is once again increasing. The average time in January climbed to 50 total days, up four days since the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rules took effect in October, shows a new report released by Ellie Mae. Over the past year, the average time to close…

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Home Buyer Rush? Mortgage Applications Surge!

Borrowers were undeterred by the highest interest rates in five months as mortgage applications for home purchases surged 12 percent in the latest week. Home purchase applications are now 19 percent higher than one year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports. “This was despite the fact that mortgage rates reached their highest level since July,”…

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Buying And Selling A Home At The Same Time

Ah, to be a first-time home buyer again: How easy it was to buy a home when you weren’t carrying another mortgage on your back! If you’re looking to graduate from first-timer to repeat buyer, you know things are about to get much trickier. Unless you’re a bona fide house collector, you’ll have to sell your home in…

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