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FHFA: Borrowers in Forbearance CAN Refinance

The onset of the COVID-19 crisis has forced millions of Americans into unemployment, resulting in over 4.1 million homeowners applying for mortgage forbearance. There has been plenty of confusion about how the rules of forbearance – a payment deferral plan – affect everything from credit scores to the ability to refinance or sell. Last week the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac forbearance policy that will allow borrowers to refinance out of their modified loans. In the past, mortgage loans in forbearance could not be refinanced for a...

May 27th, 2020 | Mortgage News, Refinance, Home Buying or Selling, FHFA: Borrowers in Forbearance CAN Refinance

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4 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

Mortgage interest rates have been low for several years and have recently fallen near record-lows. While it is a great time to refinance your home loan, there are several mistakes to be sure to avoid during the process.   Mistake #1 - Assuming You Can Get Yesterday’s Rate Today If you’ve seen mortgage rates drop recently, you may figure that rate will be available for several days. The truth is that mortgage rates fluctuate daily. When you find that rates have dropped low enough to make refinancing worthwhile, you may want to consider locking in your rate with a le...

April 29th, 2020 | Refinance, 4 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

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Can a Higher Interest Rate Actually be a Better Choice?

Mortgage interest rates are near record lows again. This can mean great deals for homebuyers and great savings for homebuyers. Some lenders will even start advertising rates that are at least a half-point lower than the average national rate. Buyers and refinancers should be aware that these ultra-low rate deals come with strings attached. In some cases, it may actually be better to choose a higher rate option. Here’s what you need to know:   Points In order to get some of these rock-bottom rate deals, borrowers are often required to pay discount points to the lender. One poi...

March 27th, 2020 | Interest Rates, Refinance, Home Buying or Selling, Homeowner Tips, Can a Higher Interest Rate Actually be a Better Choice?

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5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

Whether you want to save on interest payments, avoid debt in retirement or just feel the thrill of complete ownership, there are plenty of reasons to pay off your mortgage loan early. Yet because a house is typically the largest purchase most Americans make, an early pay-off may seem impossible. Instead of choking on that enormous goal, here are five bite-size strategies to help you succeed little by little. Make One Extra Payment Per year If you can make 13 payments a year instead of 12 you can shorten your mortgage by years. You could consider putting your entire tax refund or any an...

March 4th, 2020 | Saving Money, Refinance, 5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

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What Does it Take to Refinance a Jumbo Loan?

Mortgage interest rates have dropped significantly in the past year and everyone wants to take advantage of the savings. Those who have jumbo loans – mortgages with balances over the conforming loan limit of $510,400 in most areas, including Utah – may wonder if they can refinance their loans too. The answer is a definite yes! There may be some additional requirements, but jumbo loan holders can absolutely benefit from today’s lower rates.   Jumbo Loan Criteria Because jumbo loans involve such large amounts of money, the requirements for refinancing are typically ...

February 26th, 2020 | Refinance, Loan Programs, What Does it Take to Refinance a Jumbo Loan?

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5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

Whether you want to save on interest payments, avoid debt in retirement or just feel the thrill of complete ownership, there are plenty of reasons to pay off your mortgage loan early. Yet because a house is typically the largest purchase most Americans make, an early pay-off may seem impossible. Instead of choking on that enormous goal, here are five bite-size strategies to help you succeed little by little.   1. Make One Extra Payment Per Year If you can make 13 payments a year instead of 12 you can shorten your mortgage by years. You could consider putting your entire tax refund ...

February 5th, 2020 | Saving Money, Refinance, Retirement, 5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

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