Should you make extra mortgage payments?

Should you make extra mortgage payments?

You’ve probably heard people say that it’s a good idea to make extra mortgage payments. This pays down your balance and can significantly reduce the number of years that it takes to pay off your mortgage. However, it’s important to note that it’s not necessarily a...

Which type of lender is right for you?

There was a time when most homebuyers obtained their mortgage loans through their banks or credit unions. Today, however, there are a number of additional home-financing providers. Which one is right for you? DIRECT LENDERS Banks, mortgage banks and non-bank lenders...

FHA refinancing tips

FHA mortgages work a bit differently than conventional loans. Understanding the differences can help you save money during the refinance process. If you have an FHA loan, keep these tips in mind. Saving on Mortgage Insurance premiums FHA mortgages include an up-front...
Why millennials are choosing FHA Loans in 2017

Why millennials are choosing FHA Loans in 2017

In Denver, Boulder and throughout most major U.S. cities, a growing number of millennials are buying a home with an FHA (Federal Housing Administration) insured mortgage. The findings are based on the latest report from Ellie Mae, a mortgage industry software firm...

Updated mortgage loan limits for 2017

Every year, different housing agencies review and update national loan limits for mortgages. This is important since home prices fluctuate over time. It seems necessary for loan limits to adapt to those changes. Here’s an update on mortgage loan limits for 2017....

Low down payment programs

BOULDER – You’re in the market for a new home, but you don’t have tens of thousands of dollars saved for a down payment. Sound familiar? It’s a common situation for many Americans. Fortunately, Here, we’ll explain two popular programs: Fannie Mae’s 3% down payment...