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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Benefits of Using a Utah Mortgage Broker

Shopping for a mortgage can be a frustrating ordeal, but you don’t have to do it alone. The one sure-fire way to reduce the amount of legwork needed to find a better deal for your mortgage is to hire the right Utah mortgage broker. A mortgage broker is a sort of matchmaker who wants to connect you to a lender who meets your specific needs. There are several reasons to hire a mortgage broker instead of going straight to the lender yourself. The following blog will offer you a little more insight.   Access to a Multitude of Loan Lenders When it comes to a broker, they have acce...

July 19th, 2019 | Saving Money, Mortgage Basics, Benefits of Using a Utah Mortgage Broker

Energy Efficient Mortgage Program

The federal government has aimed to help increase homeownership for decades. One of the Federal Housing Administration’s many programs to help Americans, including those in Utah, in their homeownership dreams is the Energy Efficient Mortgage program (EEM). Many homes, especially older ones, could be much more affordable if they were updated to be more energy efficient. The EEM allows borrows to make those updates and save money as new homeowners. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) first created the Energy Efficient Mortgage program in 1992 and piloted it in fiv...

July 17th, 2019 | FHA Loans, Saving Money, Home Buying or Selling, Energy Efficient Mortgage Program

Can I Refinance Without Closing Costs?

Mortgage refinance loans require fees and closing costs. Is there a way around those fees? Is it possible to refinance without paying closing costs? The answer is yes, although the rest of your loan will be affected. The typical fees associated with refinance loans include mortgage lender fees and third-party fees. Lenders fees consist of things like origination (Advanced Funding does not charge this fee), processing, and underwriting. Some no-cost refinance programs have the lender pay for all these fees but still require the borrower to pay for third-party costs. Those are made up of...

June 26th, 2019 | Saving Money, Refinance, Homeowner Tips, Can I Refinance Without Closing Costs?

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)?

How to Build Home Equity

While it is possible to get into homeownership with little upfront investment, there can be many benefits to building up equity in a property. Mortgage equity is the value of the homeowner’s stake in a home. It is basically how much the home is worth minus how much is still owed on the mortgage. Having plenty of equity helps protect against foreclosure in case of financial hardship, it makes it easier to sell or refinance your home when the time comes, and it can be a source of emergency funding. The good news is some of equity building happens without you having to lift a finger. If ...

April 24th, 2019 | Homeowner Tips, Saving Money, How to Build Home Equity

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Mortgage

Mortgage interest rates have been near rock-bottom lows for many years but are likely to increase over the next few years. Even though you can no longer count on record low interest rates, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure you save money on your mortgage loan. Here are the top five:   1. Increase Your Down Payment By saving a little longer, getting money gifted to you by relatives, or selling off big assets, you could pull together a larger down payment. If you can bump up your down payment to 20% or more, you will avoid paying for private mortgage insurance, savin...

March 27th, 2019 | Credit and Debt, Saving Money, Interest Rates, 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Mortgage

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