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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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What is a 5/5 ARM?

If you are familiar with adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), you have probably heard of the 5/1 ARM or even the 10/1 or 1/1 ARM. There is a newer ARM loan available that is growing in popularity: the 5/5. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique loan product.   What is it? The first number in an ARM refers to how long the initial fixed-rate period is, and the second number tells how often the mortgage rate can adjust thereafter. Thus a 5/5 ARM is one with a fixed interest rate for the first 5 years that will adjust every 5 years from that point on. While having a...

April 3rd, 2019 | Loan Programs, Interest Rates, What is a 5/5 ARM?

Home Price Gains Cool in February

CoreLogic reports that home prices, including distressed sales, rose 4% from February 2018 to February 2019 as gains begin to cool to more normal levels after the 4.4% increase year-over-year seen last month in January. In early 2018, gains were seen in the 7% range. Month-over-month, prices rose 0.7% from January to February. Looking ahead, prices are expected to rise by 4.7% from February 2019 to February 2020. Vantage Production, LLC is the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information in this post, unless otherwise indicated.  

April 2nd, 2019 | Mortgage News, Home Price Gains Cool in February

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

What are the Benefits of a VA Streamline Refinance?

Do you want to take advantage of lower interest rates? Or maybe there’s some merit to changing your mortgage term. Perhaps you’d like to take advantage of either benefit but haven’t done it yet because you owe more on your home than it’s worth. A Utah VA Streamline could help. The VA Streamline allows clients with an existing VA loan the financial flexibility to lower their interest rate or change their term even if they have little to no equity. The formal name of this mortgage option is Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) and you might also see it referr...

March 25th, 2019 | VA Loans, Refinance, What are the Benefits of a VA Streamline Refinance?

Mortgage Rates Hit One Year Lows

The monetary authority of the United States, the Federal Reserve, meets 8 times a year to discuss the economy and adjust monetary policy to promote maximum employment and maintain price stability (inflation). The Fed, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, met this past Wednesday and decided to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged at 2.50% - this was expected. They also issued their Monetary Policy Statement which includes their outlook on the economy and its interest rate forecast. Overall the Statement was "dovish", meaning stimulative to the economy. They forecasted slower US growth, ...

March 22nd, 2019 | Mortgage News, Mortgage Rates Hit One Year Lows

Best Time of the Year to Buy a Home in Utah

Whether you have been saving up for your first home or you are ready to upgrade to a bigger place, you may be wondering if there is a “best” time to buy a home in Utah. While it depends on your priorities and your local market, there are some general home buying trends that could help you make your decision.   Spring and Summer These are typically the hot home buying and selling months. That means there will be more listings to choose from as a buyer. However, that also means there will probably be lots of other buyers looking at those listings and the competition could...

March 20th, 2019 | Home Buying or Selling, Best Time of the Year to Buy a Home in Utah