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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)?

4 Loan Programs With Zero-Down Payment

Are there ways to get a mortgage loan without making a down payment? While the options are not as plentiful as they used to be, there are still at least four government-backed programs that allow borrowers to buy a home with no down payment. Over a decade ago, home prices were skyrocketing month-to-month, giving homebuyers “instant equity.” Mortgage lenders offered “zero-down” home loans to most of their customers, with confidence that those borrowers would soon own a significant stake in their homes. However, the housing market crashed, and home prices began plungin...

May 22nd, 2019 | VA Loans, FHA Loans, Conventional Loans, Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, 4 Loan Programs With Zero-Down Payment

What is the Right Home Loan in Utah for Buying a Fixer-Upper?

You have found your dream house but it will take significant work to make it a home. You do not have cash in savings to pay for both a down payment and the repair costs. Can you get a home loan in Utah when buying a fixer-upper? Not to worry - this is not a hopeless situation. Fortunately, there are two common types of mortgage loans available for just this scenario: The Federal Housing Administration -FHA 203(k) rehabilitation loan or Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Mortgage.   FHA 203(k) Mortgage The Federal Housing Administration has provided a home loan that allows bu...

February 13th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Conventional Loans, Loan Programs, Home Improvement, FHA Loans, What is the Right Home Loan in Utah for Buying a Fixer-Upper?

What Are Mortgage Points?

If you have ever checked out the current status of mortgage interest rates, you may have seen the average points listed next to the rates. What are these mortgage points and how do they affect your interest rate?   Points Defined Mortgage points, or discount points, are upfront fees paid to your lender that allow you to “buy down” your interest rate on your home loan. The idea is that you are prepaying some of the interest on the mortgage, which gives you a lower rate. The more points you pay, the lower your interest rate will be. One point is equal to 1% of the total m...

February 6th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Conventional Loans, VA Loans, FHA Loans, Mortgage Basics, Interest Rates, What Are Mortgage Points?

Ins and Outs of a Down Payment

Being able to purchase a home is often tied to how much of a down payment you have saved. If you have never bought a house before, you may not understand what a down payment is or why it is so important. Here are the basics you need to know as you save up for your first Utah home. A down payment is a portion of the purchase price paid up front to your mortgage lender. It is very important to mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders because it shows them you are serious about the purchase and committed to paying off your loan.   How Down Payments Affect Your Mortgage The size of you...

January 2nd, 2019 | Conventional Loans, First-time Homebuyers, VA Loans, FHA Loans, Interest Rates, Home Buying or Selling, Ins and Outs of a Down Payment

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $484,350 Washington, D.C. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019.  In most of the U.S., the 2019 maximum conforming loan limit for one-unit properties will be $484,350, an increase from $453,100 in 2018.  Baseline limit The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) requires that the baseline conforming loan limit be adjusted each year for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reflect the change in the ave...

November 27th, 2018 | Conventional Loans, Mortgage News, FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2019

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