Conforming Loan Limits Increase in 2018 For Most of the USA!

    Click Here For More Information This is great news for everybody in the real estate market.   An increase in the conforming limits will bring many more buyers into the “money” which will boost all layers of real estate.  At least that is my prediction. As always, please call, …

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APR Is Misleading – Thoughts from Barry Habib of MBS Highway

  APR – One of My Favorite Topics APR is confusing and misleading.  I understand the intent, but there are much better strategies to compare the costs associated with different loans.   Asking your loan officer for Estimated Fee Sheets, amortization schedules, and interest rate discounts/credits are several cost comparison strategies you can use …

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6 VA Mortgage Myths: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

VA mortgage myths may prevent eligible homebuyers from using this great loan, and cost them money. If you encounter a home seller or listing agent who balks at selling to a VA buyer, show them this article. Source: 6 VA Mortgage Myths: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You | …

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Debt Service Coverage – Grow Your Client Base with this Investor Mortgage Program

  Investor focused mortgage program will help agents grow their client base Everybody knows the real estate market is tough now.  There are not enough houses on the market to keep up with demand.   Because the market is tough, agents, lenders, and buyers must use innovation, service, and good …

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Down Payment Assistance – Understand all the costs associated with this loan!

First things first – there is so much noise right now on the internet, social media, print,  and TV about all the crazy going on in the world.  I thought it would be fun to put a post up about a topic everybody can get behind: Cornerstone Schools of Washington, …

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Finesse Your Mortgage: Make Sure You Understand the Power of the ARM.

It seems that the default mortgage in the United States is the good old 30 year fixed.  My experience originating loans and the numbers quoted on websites like MBS Highway certainly support my claim.   Understand the ARM before you dismiss its potential benefits. I understand why the ARM seems …

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Hazard Insurance – Give Insurance the Attention It Deserves In A Real Estate Purchase

Don’t Let Insurance Be the Forgotten Detail of  Your Real Estate Purchase Hazard insurance (more commonly know as homeowners insurance) is often the forgotten detail in a real estate transaction.  Usually, the buyer gives us the insurance agent’s name, we secure a declaration page and the insurance milestone is complete. …

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