Understanding Mortgages – What Is the Right Amount for a Down-payment?

One of the decisions the prospective homeowner will make in their quest to purchase a home is the amount of the down-payment.  This is obviously a very important decision and a decision that warrants analysis and forethought. There is no simple “rule of thumb” that can be applied to what the …

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Understanding Mortgages – The Fed, FOMC, and the Fed Funds Rate

Let’s face it, mortgages, interest rates, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, mortgage insurance are all confusing and add to a lot of stress when purchasing a home.  Really, what is the difference between a conforming and jumbo loan? Fortunately, there are a lot of good resources on the web that …

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Take Advantage of the Real Estate Market – Climbing Housing Prices & Attractive Mortgages

Dan Green posted the following blog on May 26th of this year.  You should give it a read – great news for home owners and first time buyers! Today’s Mortgage Rates Push Home Values To Within 1.3 Percent Of Last Decade’s Peak Prices. The market dynamics for existing home owners and …

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