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December 2016

Found 4 blog entries for December 2016.

There are many mortgage products available on the market today, which is great for buyers who now have more than one option for purchasing a home. There are your traditional 15-year or 30-year fixed rate mortgage loans (which are often just called conventional mortgages), adjustable rate mortgage loans, balloon payment loans, jumbo loans, variable term mortgage loans - - what do they all mean?!?! And of course most importantly: which one is the right choice for you and your family?

What is the ARM?

One popular mortgage loan product is adjustable rate mortgages, or ARMs. ARMs generally are advertised as 5, 7 or 10 year (or 5/1, 7/1, and 10/1) ARMs, although some mortgage lenders may offer other loan terms. When you see an ARM advertised as a “5/1” or

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Buying a House for a College Student Watching a child graduate from high school is a joyous occasion for many parents. However, if they are planning on going to college, you may be worrying about the college bills that will soon be arriving as your high school graduate enters the next, and most expensive, phase of their education.

College expenses can be especially worrisome when a student will be attending school far away, making it impossible for them to commute from home. If you or someone you know has someone that may be college bound - or you are interested in an investment rental property, you may be surprised to discover that buying a home in a college or university town might be a way to cut college costs while having an investment property after they graduate.  


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How to Decide on a Home to Buy Choosing the right home as a first time buyer can be an emotional roller coaster ride, especially when these new buyers realize they may be making mortgage payments for decades to come on the home they eventually choose. In an effort to minimize the amount of that monthly mortgage payment, buyers sometimes make the mistake of choosing their first home based solely on price.

While it is important to make sure the mortgage payment is affordable, first time home buyers should also strive to find a home that offers other important values on top of an affordable cost that will ensure that they will actually enjoy living there for years to come. 

Look for the Value of Convenience

Time is a critical issue in the lives of most people, especially

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How to Buy a Home for the First Time Buying a home can be overwhelming, nerve-wracking and downright intimidating, especially for first-time home buyers. There are typically hundreds of thousands of dollars involved and it will likely be one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make. Scared yet? Don’t be. Here are some helpful tips and information to help guide you.

“Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you’re through reading the tips in this article you should feel far more comfortable about taking on your first home purchase. Let’s dive in: here are 7 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers.


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