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Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) Loans: What Are They?

August 2, 2022

Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) loans allow real estate investors to qualify for a loan based entirely on the cash flow generated by the investment property, rather than their personal income.  It can be used to close the mortgage on…

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VA IRRRL: Eligibility and Benefits

July 19, 2022

If you currently have a VA-backed home loan and are looking to reduce your monthly mortgage payments, an interest rate reduction refinance loan (IRRRL) may be right for you.  Refinancing lets you replace your existing loan with a new one…

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July 6, 2022
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How to Avoid PMI Insurance with VA Loans

July 5, 2022

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance required by lenders for certain mortgages, such as a conventional loan. Conventional mortgages often require private mortgage insurance when less than 20% of a home’s purchase price is put down.  The…

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VA Loan Funding Fee: Who is exempt?

June 21, 2022

A VA Loan is a benefit for military service provided to eligible veterans, service members, and surviving spouses.  The majority of veterans who buy or refinance a home with a VA Loan have to pay a one-time funding fee. This…

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VA Loans: What are they and who can qualify for them?

June 7, 2022

A VA Loan is a military service benefit provided for eligible veterans, service members, and surviving spouses.  VA Loans are backed by Ginnie Mae and they offer many benefits over conventional loans. Some of the advantages are interest rates which…

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Jumbo Loans: What Are They and Do They Cost More?

May 17, 2022

If you are looking to buy a home, you need to consider which type of mortgage you’re going to use. You could go with a regular conforming mortgage, but if you want a more expensive home then you will probably…

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Interest-Only Jumbo Mortgages

May 3, 2022

As a qualified borrower, you can take advantage of lower, interest-only monthly payments at the start of your loan. This allows you to have more money in your budget for other expenses, improvements, or investments.  Interest-only mortgages help borrowers qualify…

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Jumbo Loans: Rates and Requirements

April 19, 2022

If you are looking to purchase a home that is more on the expensive side, you may be wondering if there are loan options large enough.  Conforming loans typically must adhere to the limits and requirements set by Fannie Mae…

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