Mortage and Real Estate News

CONSUMERS HAVE BETTER MORTGAGE OPTIONS THANKS TO THE CFPB

We hear a lot these days about the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau). Some of it good, some of it bad – and opinions often depend which side of the political aisle you’re on. But a funny thing happens when you change your viewpoint from “Republican vs. Democrat” to one of “Consumer vs. Financial Institutions.” Read more >>

New Mortgage Loan Checklist

Picture it: You found the house of your dreams. You shopped around for the perfect lender. Now it’s time to get all your ‘ducks in a row’ so you can move in and start enjoying it as soon as possible. Oh boy! You know what that means – Paperwork! Actually, it’s not as bad as Read more >>

How Many Unnecessary Loan Fees Have You Paid So Far?

Did you know that the average American is calculated to make approximately 11.7 moves in their lifetime? (according to the U.S. Census Bureau) That seems like a lot, doesn’t it? And it’s all right with us if you’d like to pause a moment before reading on to mentally count how many homes you’ve lived in Read more >>

What Are The Steps To Getting A Mortgage Loan?

If you’ve ever bought a home before, you already know that getting a mortgage loan doesn’t happen overnight. But if you’re new to the process, you probably don’t know quite what to expect. So consider this article an “extra edition” to our Home Loan 101 educational series, as we walk you through the general steps Read more >>

13 Reasons To Use A Local Mortgage Broker For Your Next Loan

For decades, the ones who sold the products held the cards, set the prices, and made the rules. Today, that’s all changed. With the rise of the internet, customers have discovered they have a voice. And it’s one they don’t hesitate to share – with the companies they buy from, fellow consumers, and their friends. Read more >>

What the Fed’s Recent Decision Means for Mortgage Loans

A couple of weeks ago, it seemed that you couldn’t open a website or turn a newspaper page without hearing all the buzz about the upcoming decision by the Federal Reserve on the key interest rate. “It’s going up” – “It’s staying the same” – it’s not like there were a lot of options, really. Read more >>