Category: Buying a Home

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Mortgage Pre-Approval

A mortgage pre-approval is given when a loan officer has looked in depth into your finances and has calculated the amount that you are likely approved to borrow to buy a home. They will base your pre-approval on estimated monthly payments, loan amount and mortgage rate. Homebuyers may need a mortgage pre-approval before they are… Read more »

DACA Loans in Michigan

Michigan Daca Loans

DACA mortgages in Michigan are here! On January 20th, 2021 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that all immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be eligible to apply for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages. This new qualification for FHA loans is effective immediately.… Read more »

2021 Conventional Loan Limits

2021 loan limits announced

Each year the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reviews home appreciation and makes adjustments to the maximum conventional loan limits. With our booming housing market the FHFA was able to increase the new conforming loan limits substantially for 2021. Conventional loans are home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Nearly all banks and… Read more »

No the Feds Did Not Just Drop Mortgage Rates

Fed Funds Rate and Mortgage Rates

It is our goal to educate our clients and advise them on the best options for home loans. The purpose of this post is to clear up confusion on volatility of financial markets and their affect on mortgage rates. Since the Coronavirus has spread globally, mortgage rates have become extremely volatile. It is true that… Read more »

How New FICO 10 Credit Score Changes Affect Home Buyers

Credit Score Updates

A brand new FICO credit scoring model will be used in the summer of 2020. These credit changes will affect millions of home buyers. Every 5 years or so FICO rebuilds their score model. This new scoring model will look at your credit history for the last 24 months, whereas the current model only looks… Read more »