Category: FHA Mortgage

Mortgage Guidelines Changing Daily

Guideline Changes Ahead for Home Loans

Riverbank Finance LLC is an experienced mortgage brokerage that has an extensive list of lending partners offering a wide variety of financing.  We work hard to provide the best options for home loans at low rates and costs. Our lender lineup also covers most programs for cream of the crop, large down payment borrowers to… 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 »

FHA vs Conventional Loans

Conventional Loans are home loans that conform to the underwriting guidelines set by the Government Sponsored Entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  In the past, conventional loans were only for elite borrowers that had 20% or more for their down payment. Times have since changed opening up great new programs for low to middle income… Read more »

2020 FHA Loan Limits

FHA Loan Limits Increased for 2020 On December 3, 2019, FHA issued Mortgagee Letter 19-19 to increase the FHA Loan Limits for new case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2020. The FHA loan limits have increased from 2019 FHA loan limits of $314,827 to the new floor of $331,760 for 1 UNIT properties. Related:… Read more »

2018 Conforming Loan Limits and FHA Loan Limits Increased

On November 28, 2017, it was announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, that for 2018 the baseline loan limit for conforming loans will increase from $424,100 to $453,100. This is due to raising house prices and real estate appreciation. According to the FHFA, from the third quarter of 2016 to the third… Read more »

How to avoid or get rid of PMI

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) protects the lender in case you default on your loan. In most cases, unless you have a 20% down payment, you would have to pay PMI. But if that sounds like one more expense you can’t afford, here are some ways you can avoid PMI or get rid of it if… Read more »

How can I lower my monthly mortgage payments?

So, you’ve had a home for awhile, but you feel like your budget is just too tight. You scrimp and save, but it’s never enough. If the biggest expense you have is your mortgage, maybe it’s time to refinance your mortgage. Refinance to a lower rate Rates are very low. Right now, for a 30-year… Read more »

Can I get a co-signer for a home loan?

Things to avoid when buying a home in Michigan.

If you want to buy a house, you have to meet certain requirements in order to secure a mortgage. What if you do not meet the requirements for income and credit history? The good news is you can ask someone to cosign on your loan, even if they won’t live at your house. Here’s what… Read more »