Best Mortgage Rates – Not Available for All Buyers

February 23, 2017

Who gets the best rates? Lenders regularly publish mortgage rates but they may not be available for all buyers. Imagine, the mortgage payment based on an advertised rate influenced a buyer to make an offer on a home. After negotiating… Read More »

Six Reasons to Consider Rental Homes

February 17, 2017

Investing in rental homes offers many advantages.  Single-family homes offer an investor the ability to borrow large loan-to-value amounts at fixed interest rates for long terms on appreciating assets, tax advantages and reasonable control. Some of these characteristics are not… Read More »

Home Buyers – What Would You Give in Order to Buy a Home?

February 8, 2017

Yogi Berra said he’d give his right arm to be ambidextrous. While most first-time home buyers are not going to that extreme, it is interesting to see what sacrifices are being made according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of Home… Read More »

Mortgage Loans from Relatives

February 1, 2017

There are many way to obtain mortgage loans.  Occasionally, when dealing with close relatives who might also become heirs, signing a note and handling the paperwork properly may seem like a needless effort but it could mean the difference in being… Read More »