Category: Refinance

New Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2020

2020 Conforming Loan Limits

Conventional Loans are now bigger and better. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the new conforming loan limits for mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2020. In most of the U.S., the new 2020 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $510,400. This is an increase from $484,350 in… Read more »

Free Conventional Appraisals

We have some exciting news! Conventional Appraisals are now FREE for new loans submitted to us from 08/26/2018 that close by 12/31/2018! Free Conventional Purchase Loan Appraisals If you are buying a home, then take advantage of the our Free Appraisal program to keep up to an extra $525 in your pocket when we take… Read more »

Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

There are several reason why you might benefit from refinancing your home. Many people choose to refinance to simply lower their interest rate while others have goals of doing home improvements or debt consolidation.  Depending on your financial goals, refinancing your mortgage may be a smart choice. Refinance to a lower rate Refinance to a… Read more »

Will changes to HARP hurt or help mortgage seekers?

If you’re seeking to refinance after October 1, 2017, you should know there are some changes coming from Freddie Mac regarding HARP. HARP, or the Home Affordable Refinance Program, is in the waning years of its existence, which is a good thing. How Freddie Mac is changing, in relation to HARP, could be a benefit… Read more »

Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages Still Too Risky?

I know what you’re thinking: Why would I ever want to get an Adjustable Rate Mortgage? Isn’t it too risky? Sure, it could be. But there are actually some circumstances in which it might be the best option. Let’s look at the pros and cons of ARMs, and you can decide whether it’s too risky… Read more »

Loans for Veterans

Three years after the Civil War ended, Memorial Day was established to honor our veterans on the last Monday of May every year. But that’s not the only thing the US Government has done for veterans. Started in 1944, the VA Loan program makes the burden of getting a mortgage easier for qualifying veterans and surviving… Read more »