Category: First Time Home Buyer

0% Down Purchase Mortgage with Down Payment Assistance Now Available!

0 down purchase mortgage with down payment assistance

Available today May 17th, 2024 we are excited to announce our new 0% Down Purchase Mortgage! This program is available to first time homebuyers with no income limits! Repeat buyers are also eligible if they meet income limits for their area. With this Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA), the borrower will get a conventional mortgage… Read more »

The First-Generation Homebuyer Loan to Assist New Buyers

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On May 1st, 2024 the FHFA announced the First-Generation Homebuyer Loan program. This is a home loan targeted at homebuyers whose parents have not owned real estate. Those who qualify under this loan may receive discounted mortgage rates, down payment assistance or help with closing costs. This new program is part of their Final Rule… Read more »

Do I need a Mortgage Pre-Approval to buy a Home?

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 »

Michigan’s Top Real Estate Agents: How to Find a Rockstar Realtor

Finding a rockstar realtor

When searching for Michigan’s top real estate agents, doing your research is crucial. A real estate agent is like your secret weapon, guiding you through the market, negotiating on your behalf, and ensuring your needs are met. From qualifications and experience to communication skills and personal compatibility, these tips will help you make an informed… Read more »

Purchase a Home with a 1% Down Mortgage

1 percent down home loan

Riverbank Finance LLC is excited to offer the new Conventional 1% Down with Equity Boot home loan program. This program is better than 99% financing. You purchase a home with a 1% down payment and we will pay up to a 2% down payment towards your home purchase! Important Update! New program now available as… Read more »

How to use Mortgage ChatGPT to Simplify the Mortgage Process

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What is ChatGPT and How do I use it for Mortgages? The process of obtaining a mortgage can be daunting, especially for those who are first-time homebuyers or unfamiliar with the process. There are many steps involved, including researching mortgage options, filling out applications, submitting documentation, and working with lenders to secure a loan. Additionally,… Read more »

Buying a Home with Bad Credit: What You Need to Know

buying a home with bad credit

Buying a home is a dream for many, but for those with bad credit, the process can seem daunting. The good news is, it’s still possible to buy a home with bad credit, but it may require some extra effort and planning. In this article, we’ll break down the steps you need to take to… Read more »

Is 2023 a Good Time to Buy a Home or will we see a Crash?

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You may be wondering, is 2023 a Good Time to Buy a Home? If you have been paying attention to the housing market for the past few years, you will know that it’s been a wild ride. Many families hoped to buy a home during 2020 and 2021 to take advantage of the extremely low… Read more »