Posts Tagged ‘home mortgage’

Is Your Student Loan Debt a Threat to Homeownership?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised to believe that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parent’s or grandparent’s generations. Due to this, student loan debt has soared to $1.5 trillion and represents the largest […]

You DO NOT Need 20% Down to Buy Your Home NOW

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

The Aspiring Home Buyers Profile from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The results of the survey show that the main reason why non-homeowners do not own their own homes is because they believe that […]

Are Lending Standards Too Loose…or Too Tight?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

With home values appreciating at record rates, some are concerned that we may be heading for another housing bubble like the one we experienced a decade ago. One of the major culprits of that housing boom and bust was the loosening of lending standards for mortgage credit. In a study done at the University of […]

Home Mortgages: Rates Up, Requirements Easing

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of the mortgage market is that requirements to get a mortgage have eased while rates have risen. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) quantifies the […]



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