My Initial Thoughts on the Middle Housing Class


Wow!
Thursday, our classroom was packed with real estate agents wanting to learn the latest on the new zoning laws impacting neighborhoods in Washington. Richard Hagar did an amazing job covering this complicated subject. If you are a real estate agent, appraiser or city planner, I highly recommend attending one of his classes. The class focuses on the impacts of state regulations HB1110 and HB1337. [Read more…]

Home Improvement and Construction Loans

There are many options available for financing home improvements not to mention using cash or available funds.

What type of program is used may depend on the scope and amount of funds needed for the project. We can help you with everything from a home equity line of credit where you can do the work yourself or a full construction loan if you’re working with a vacant lot or a complete tear-down property. Larger projects may require a general contractor and/or to have the contractor approved by the lender.

Loans that do not require a general contractor are our home equity line of credit, stand-alone second mortgage or a cash-out refi. With the home equity loan of credit or second mortgage, you could keep your existing first mortgage (if there is one).

Here are some possible programs to consider: [Read more…]

Fannie Mae’s HomeReady Mortgage

2013-03-07_0746The HomeReady Mortgage is a mortgage program created by Fannie Mae intended to help low-to-moderate income borrowers with good credit buy or refinance a home.

Here are more details about the HomeReady Mortgage:

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