Category: Local Michigan

News and Updates in our home turf Grand Rapids, MI.

The First-Generation Homebuyer Loan to Assist New Buyers

loan program for first generation homebuyers

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 »

2024 Conventional Loan Limits for Michigan Mortgages

2024 conventional loan limits michigan

2024 Conventional Loan Limits jump as home values have continued to increase throughout 2023. Each year, the FHFA adjusts the conforming loan limits based on its third quarter House Price Index (HPI). This report shows a 5.5% increase in home values. The 2023 Conventional loan limit is set at $726,200 for single family homes. Using the rate… Read more »

Reduce Your Michigan Mortgage Rate with an FHA Streamline Refinance

Michigan FHA Streamline refi

The FHA Streamline Refinance program is available for Michigan homeowners looking to save on interest payments. This program allows you to refinance to today’s low rates without the need for a new appraisal, making it ideal for homeowners with little or no equity. You may qualify for a mortgage refinance to reduce your rate by… 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 »

DSCR Loan Guide: No Income Mortgage Loan for Investors

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Qualify for a no income home loan without using your personal income documents or tax returns with a DSCR Loan. As a real estate investor, this loan program allows you to avoid the high rates and points commonly associated with private loans or commercial financing. Additionally, you can bypass the lengthy approval processes and strict… Read more »