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Nathan Pierce

Loan Officer

NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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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 to Expect When Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting time in your life, but it can also bring some worry. The process is overwhelming at times, so first-time homebuyers often don't know exactly what to expect. When analyzing the cost of a home, you may forget to incorporate some of the other costs that come with the process. One of these costs is a down payment, which is nearly always required on a mortgage loan. Although 20% is a common goal, many lenders permit you to put down less. Doing so may result in the payment of private mortgage insurance, which would add to your total monthly payment. Altho...

May 17th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, What to Expect When Buying Your First Home

Can I Qualify for Down Payment Assistance?

One of the biggest obstacles to homeownership is coming up with enough money for a down payment. When your own savings are not adding up quickly enough and you don’t have a rich uncle to tap for an early inheritance, you may find some help in a down payment assistant programs.   Down Payment Assistance Programs Many state and local governments, as well as local lending institutions and non-profit organizations, have created down payment assistance programs because of their vested interest in helping residents and fellow community members become homeowners. Those who own homes...

April 10th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Loan Programs, First-time Homebuyers, Can I Qualify for Down Payment Assistance?

Buying a Home as a Millennial: Myths Debunked

As a millennial, your probably sick of hearing about millennials are not able to purchase homes. You're a hyper-analyzed generation whose perceived as self-entitled, lazy, and a lives in your parent's basement. You've probably seen the theories swirling around online and on social media outlets trying to explain why millennials can’t buy a home. Or even worse, they offer impractical “advice” about what to do in order to buy a home. The goal of this article isn’t to convince all millennials to buy a home. That’s just not feas...

January 17th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, First-time Homebuyers, Buying a Home as a Millennial: Myths Debunked

First-Time Homebuyers Should Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Buying a home in Utah for the first time is a very exciting adventure, but as with any new experience, it can be easy to make plenty of mistakes. In order to make a satisfying purchase, try to avoid these 5 big first-timer blunders.   1. Get Pre-Approved before looking for a home If you are truly ready to make a home purchase, start with first things first. Contact Advanced Funding to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This will give you a good idea of how much home you can afford and it will make you a viable buyer when you find the right house. Otherwise, you run the risk of fal...

January 16th, 2019 | First-time Homebuyers, Home Buying or Selling, First-Time Homebuyers Should Avoid These 5 Mistakes

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

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