April 1, 2020

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Refinance Loan Options You Should Know

Refinance Loan Options You Should Know

At one point during the coronavirus crisis, refinance applications spiked. Some sources report that spike hitting over 100% at the height of the application surge; people rushed to take advantage of sub-three-percent mortgage loan interest rates. Part of the surge may also have been due (this is speculation) to a misconception that when the Fed performed emergency interest rate cuts, it directly cut mortgage rates. The Fed doesn’t function that way, but the misunderstanding of how the Fed works may have contributed to the overall impression that refinance loan rates were going still lower. In the news, talk of an economic recession puts fear in the minds of some homeowners; what can you do to protect your bottom line in a time when many businesses are temporarily closed and paychecks | more...

 
Refinance Loan Applications Spike In March 2020

Refinance Loan Applications Spike In March 2020

The week ending March 6, 2020 saw a surge in refinance loan applications and many home loan blogs and market watch websites are talking about the current rush into refinancing as something not seen in roughly eleven years. Low mortgage rates have dominated real estate headlines thanks to investor reactions to coronavirus news and many people are taking the time to look into refinancing their mortgages to save money over the long term. What do you need to know about refinancing your home loan in an extremely volatile interest rate environment? Are You Ready To Refinance? If you have worked on your credit, know your FICO scores and what your lender may find in your credit report and you are willing to commit to the loan, it’s best to do | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loans: Are You Ready?

FHA Refinance Loans: Are You Ready?

Mortgage rates have fallen incredibly low in the earliest weeks of 2020, and many are calling their lenders asking about options to refinance. There are many choices when it’s time to refinance; getting the right FHA refinance loan for you depends on needs and goals for the home. How Long Do You Plan To Own The Home? The basic decision to refinance can often be informed by your goals for the house securing the mortgage. Are you planning to stay in the home long-term? That will affect the type of refinance loan you might investigate as well as the basic nature of the loan as a fixed-rate mortgage or an adjustable-rate loan. Adjustable rate loans are good for borrowers who have a strategy for how to deal with the loan | more...

 
FHA Refinance Options

FHA Refinance Options And Low Interest Rates

At the time of this writing, some market watchers are noting that mortgage rates have moved lower each week for three consecutive weeks. That puts FHA mortgage loan interest rates for purchase loans at a best-execution 3.375% for the most financially qualified borrowers. And while many fully anticipate a slowdown or correction in rates any time now, the refinance loan trends lately show many are willing to take full advantage of a time when home prices are on the rise and mortgage rates are falling. And who can blame a home owner for being tempted to cash in with a refinance loan to get into that lower rate, to pull rising value out of the home in cash, or repair and renovate a property? FHA refinance loan options are available | more...

 
FHA Refinance Loans: Are You Ready?

Three Questions To Ask About FHA Refinance Loans

Getting ready to refinance? Even if you are considering using the same lender that you got your mortgage from originally, there are some important questions to ask your loan officer about the refinance transaction. Do you know how much your loan will cost? Do you understand the differences between a simple refinance, an FHA Streamline refi loan, and other types of mortgages? Find out more today and get ready to find the best deal for your needs. FHA Refinance Loan Questions: How Much Will My Loan Cost? In the earliest stages of the refinance loan process, don’t expect to get exact figures, but do ask your loan officer for estimates based on the typical set of costs for the refinance loan you need. You may not be charged identical costs | more...

 
Refinancing a Second Home With An FHA Mortgage Loan

Refinancing a Second Home With An FHA Mortgage Loan

Not all borrowers are first-time home buyers; some who seek to buy a home with an FHA mortgage loan already own property and seek to own again. FHA home loan rules do not single out first-time home buyers, though the program is ideal for anyone who needs a lower down payment and more forgiving credit requirements. Those who have purchased a second home, whether or not they were using an FHA mortgage for that purchase, will likely want to consider refinancing at some point. This makes sense as most homeowners will consider a refi loan for one reason or another. How does the owner of a second home get an FHA refinance loan? Much depends on the type of loan you need; cash-out refinancing, a refinance loan to improve the | more...

 
Refinance Loan Applications Spike In March 2020

Myths About FHA Refinance Loans

There are plenty of misconceptions about refinancing real estate. If you have a house you want to refinance, it’s good to learn what you can and cannot do with an FHA refinance loan before you start shopping around for a lender. And you WILL want to shop around. FHA Refinance Loan Myths: You Have To Keep Your Original Lender You are free to refinance you home with another lender offering more competitive terms, rates, or perks for borrowing with that financial institution. FHA Refi Loan Myths: You Have To Refinance Into A Fixed-Rate Mortgage Borrowers can choose an FHA Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) at refinance time if the lender offers such a loan. Not all participating lenders will, which is another reason to shop around for the right lender for | more...

 
Home Values Dropping: FHA Loan Rules You Should Know

FHA Streamline Refinance Loan Rates

There are lots of online lending websites discussing interest rates for mortgage loans. But what do you need to know about FHA home loan interest rates and refinancing? If you want an FHA Streamline refinance loan, you will be applying for a refi loan that generally requires the transaction to have some tangible benefit to the borrower such as a lower monthly payment or a lower interest rate. When you shop around for lenders offering the best interest rates, remember that one very important factor applies; until you enter into a mortgage rate lock commitment with the lender, today’s interest rates will not apply to your loan. In other words, until you have a commitment in writing for the interest rate, daily and weekly rate fluctuations will apply. The mortgage | more...

 
If Your Home Was Damaged In A Federally Declared Disaster Area

FHA Refinance Loans For Your First Home

Why should first-time home buyers start thinking about their FHA refinance loan options sooner instead of later? It’s not because you are actively planning to refinance, but there are circumstances which may make you reconsider your refi loan options. As a millennial home buyer, first-time home owner, or any other type of borrower, unforseen events or situations may have you re-thinking your long-term financial plans. There are FHA refinance loan options for first-time home buyers and new home owners, but some are more appropriate for certain needs than others. FHA Refinance Loans For Upgrades, Repairs, And Home Improvements If your home is damaged in a storm, you experience a fire or flood, or need to repair your roof, an FHA 203(k) rehabilitation loan is the refinance you should ask a | more...

 
FHA and HUD Change Loan Approval Requirements For Coronavirus

Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Do you need to lower your monthly mortgage payment? There are several FHA refinance loan options to help you do that, and depending on your financial needs and goals you may find that an FHA refinance is exactly what you need to get into that lower monthly obligation. Lower Mortgage Payments Before They Begin Some applying for an FHA home loan have the option of not financing certain up front costs such as the FHA Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premium. Any expense you add to the loan amount potentially increases your monthly payments. One of the best things you can do when looking for a new home loan is to try to avoid adding more funds to the loan amount if you do not need to. For some, it’s already too | more...