Buying a Duplex to live in with an FHA mortgage

Apr 26, 2013 by +

One of my favorite blogs to follow, Get Rich Slowly, recently published Reader Stories: I bought a duplex to save money on rent. The...

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Buying Your First Investment Property Guide Book

Mar 21, 2013 by +

This is my first “book release”…okay… it’s an “electronic book” or what I refer to as a...

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Buying a 2-4 Unit Home using an FHA Mortgage

Jan 31, 2013 by +

If you are considering buying a duplex, triplex or fourplex and you’re going to live in one of the units, FHA is a possible...

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FHA Streamlined Refi Revamped and Revisited

Jun 14, 2012 by +

There is a lot of interest in the FHA streamlined refinance since HUD has greatly reduced the mortgage insurance premiums for some...

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Buying Your First Investment Property

Sep 19, 2011 by +

With real estate becoming more affordable and mortgage interest rates at an historic low, it’s easy to see why some people are...

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How to Buy an Investment Property with a 10 Percent Down Payment with no PMI: Fannie Mae Homepath Mortgage

Apr 26, 2011 by +

Seattle area investors are taking advantage of current lower home prices and are buying rental properties.  One of the...

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Determining Net Rental Income when Qualifying for a Mortgage

Jan 21, 2011 by +

Rental income is generally not fully credited when qualifying for a mortgage.  Lenders will “discount” the rent...

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Buying a Home with Owner Occupied Financing After Refinancing Your Home as Owner Occupied

Oct 28, 2010 by +

I’m seeing a trend where home owners are refinancing their current home as “owner occupied” and then weeks after...

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Fannie Mae’s HomePath Program

Oct 15, 2010 by +

Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is available to purchase qualified foreclosed homes (owned by Fannie Mae) with...

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Can I Convert My Existing Home to an Investment Property to Buy My Next Home?

Apr 27, 2010 by +

This is a common question I’m asked these days…mostly because many home owners don’t have as much equity as they...

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Financing an Investment Property

Jul 24, 2008 by +

Update 7/31/2008: Fannie Mae guidelines have been updated for investment properties since this post was written. This post is...

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Is it a Primary Residence, a Second Home or Investment Property?

Apr 23, 2008 by +

Every so often, someone will be interested in financing for a home they will not be living in 100% of the time…they want the...

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