Death in the family, illness, loss of a job, or divorce can take a great toll on our daily lives and finances. If tragedy strikes and you are unable to afford your monthly mortgage payments and find yourself falling behind, you may be able to modify your home loan to catch up and avoid foreclosure.
You have applied for a mortgage and are now faced with a question: Should you get a 15 year mortgage or a 30 year one? How are they different and what benefits would they have for you? Up Next: Getting A Mortgage When Self-Employed Each length of mortgage has its own pros and cons that […]
If you need money to fund a home improvement project or have experienced an expensive medical emergency, you may have heard other homeowners talk about taking out a home equity line of credit. But what is it and how would it help you, if at all? HELOC Acts Much Like A Credit Card A home […]
Beginning the process of purchasing a home is an exciting time. You are ready to invest in one of the biggest purchases of your life and settle down in a place of your own. Congratulations! Before you plunge into the waters of homeownership, there are several pitfalls you should be aware of and know how […]
As a homeowner (or soon-to-be homeowner), you most likely hear this phrase a lot, “Build up that home equity!” But why build it up in the first place? Home equity is an important financial resource for you that you can take advantage of at a later date. Home equity is the amount of the home’s […]
Are you self-employed and looking to get a mortgage? You may have heard that getting a mortgage when self-employed is more difficult than those who receive a W-2 since you are considered higher risk. But don’t let that discourage you! With the right financial planning, documents, and time you can get the mortgage you need […]
When you shop around for the best home loan for your financial needs, you will likely come across what is known as a private lender, as opposed to a government or conventional lender. But is a private lender right for you and what is it anyway?
Being house poor versus being underwater can be easily confused with each other, as both have to do with how much your home does or does not cost and how much you are paying on it. However, there are vital differences to remember since the two situations can happen thanks to very different sets of […]
Before you begin the process of purchasing a home, you must first prove that you are responsible and capable of paying off the loan you take out. As such, lenders are obligated to collect specific documents to review before they begin approving your application for a home loan.
You’re on the hunt for a new home. But what kind of mortgage should you get and will it be right for you? Today, we will briefly explore the various types of mortgages available and what each means for you: Fixed Rate A fixed rate mortgage is one of the more popular mortgages, as it […]