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Nathan Pierce

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How Do I Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is typically required by mortgage lenders when borrowers contribute less than 20% of the home’s value as a down payment. This insurance protects the lender, not the homebuyer. If the loan borrower defaults on the mortgage for any reason, the insurance will reimburse the lender up to 35% of the original loan amount. Homebuyers pay for the PMI premiums, either up front in a lump sum or built into their monthly mortgage payment. While PMI is helpful for allowing borrowers to become homeowners without saving up a full 20%, the premiums do add up over tim...

June 12th, 2019 | Conventional Loans, Saving Money, How Do I Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Another Week, Another Decline

"Let the Good Times Roll" - Good Times Roll by The Cars For the sixth consecutive week, home loan rates declined, once again fueled by the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China. However, the decline in rates was halted on the notion the Fed is likely to CUT rates soon. Huh? That's right - a couple of Federal Reserve members were speaking this week and suggested that the time might be right for a Fed rate cut. How come home loan rates didn't improve further upon news? When the Fed cuts or lowers rates, they can only lower the Fed Funds Rate, which is an...

June 11th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Another Week, Another Decline

Benefits to Mortgage Debt

In order to buy a house, most Americans, including Utahns, take on a mortgage loan. While debt is usually to be avoided if possible, when it comes to a mortgage there may actually be some financial benefits for borrowers.   Liquidity If you dump all your extra funds into paying off your mortgage, you may be in a tight spot if you face a financial emergency. Family deaths, divorce, and health traumas are just a few things that can quickly rack up enormous debts. If you do not have a sizable emergency save up and you have been sinking all disposable cash into your home, you may ...

June 5th, 2019 | Credit and Debt, Mortgage Basics, Benefits to Mortgage Debt

Mortgage Rates Fall for 4th Straight Week

Long-term mortgage rates dipped in the latest week, according to Freddie Mac, marking four consecutive weeks of declines. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) slipped to 4.06% with an average 0.5 point for the week ended May 23, down from 4.07% the week before and from 4.66% a year earlier. Rates on 15-year FRMs also fell, decreasing to an average of 3.51% with an average 0.4 point, down from 3.53% the previous week and 4.15% a year ago.   Get a Lower Interest Rate Inquire Now

May 30th, 2019 | Mortgage News, Mortgage Rates Fall for 4th Straight Week

What is a Physician Loan?

Medical professionals often earn salaries far above the average American salary, and yet most come out of school with hefty student loans to repay. Such high debt loads would normally disqualify them from obtaining mortgage loans for several years. Thanks to Physician Loans in Utah, many new doctors, surgeons, dentists, veterinarians, and even medical residents can buy a home without the wait.   What is it? A Physician Loan is designed for medical professionals who are or will be earning very high salaries but still have huge amounts of student debt. Mortgage lenders would not gene...

May 29th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Loan Programs, What is a Physician Loan?

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate

The ongoing and unresolved US/China trade turmoil is the biggest story to follow right now. The uncertainty and negative headlines associated with the negotiations have pushed Stocks lower for most of May, with Bonds and home loan rates being the beneficiary. We would like to think that the talks over the past year or so will bring forth a positive agreement -- but it's unclear whether this will come to pass. The next round of talks is scheduled for June 28-29 at the G20 meeting, so there is likely to be no progress before this time. If that is the case, US interest rates will remain ne...

May 23rd, 2019 | Mortgage News, 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate

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