Category: Mortgages and Lending

August 14, 2019
VA Loan Amount Limits To Be Raised in 2020

In June 2019, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law that will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to guarantee loans that go beyond the normal conforming loan amount limit. The name of this new bill, H.R. 299, will allow all eligible VA homebuyers and VA homeowners to borrow, either for purchase or refinance […]

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July 23, 2019
Guide to Getting a Mortgage in Colorado With Student Loans (2019)

You definitely can buy a home with student loan debt. The type of mortgage you choose to apply for is crucial. If you are applying for a mortgage but have student student loan debt that you think will prevent you from buying a house, read this article first! Most likely you will need to choose […]

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July 15, 2019
TOP 5 Benefits of FHA Loans for Denver Home Buyers (2019)

When choosing a mortgage, many homeowners and future homeowners are caught in a tug of war when picking which loan program is right for their financial situation. The FHA loan is the standard when it comes to giving you the most flexibility with regards to your mortgage. Below are five benefits of choosing and FHA […]

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July 11, 2019
TOP 10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Construction Loans

With the ever increasing price of real estate in Colorado for 2019, many future homeowners are priced out of the market in cities like Denver, Durango, Boulder, etc. They are forced out into the suburbs, or other areas, that were not on the the top of their dream list. Home affordability in the last few […]

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November 8, 2018
Reverse Mortgage Process and Top Myths Explained

In this article we will discuss The process of Getting a Reverse Mortgage & Busting the Top Myths Associated with It. A reverse mortgage is a home equity loan that is offered to senior homeowners that are 62 years old or above. Rather than making monthly payments to the lender, the borrower receives mortgage payments […]

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November 8, 2018
Why Reverse Mortgage is the Right Loan Option for Seniors

Many seniors find it difficult to manage their finances because of the absence of a running income. Buying a home at this stage seems to be extremely unlikely as gathering funds become a challenge. While there are many financing options available, all of them will require you to make regular mortgage payments, which is simply […]

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October 2, 2018
$10,580 IN FREE GRANT MONEY ON YOUR COLORADO NEXT HOME PURCHASE

3 TIPS TO ACCESS DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE FUNDS ON BUYING YOUR NEXT HOME In a higher interest rate environment, it is imperative that a resourceful Colorado Mortgage Broker have the products available to serve the market extensively for First Time Home Buyers. Increased rates lead to higher payments. A strong housing market leads to higher […]

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September 20, 2018
3 TIPS to get your Self Employed Bank Statement Mortgage Loan Approved

In 2018 it is now more easier then ever to get a mortgage loan for your self employed business in Colorado. With as little as 2 months bank statements, you might be able to buy the home of your dreams. Yes 2 months bank statements. As long as we have a valid CPA letter with […]

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September 17, 2018
VA Construction and Renovation Loans

VA Construction Loans You can acquire a VA loan for building the home of your dreams, but keep in mind it is not a necessarily an easy path. You will have to overcome a few hassles and hurdles to fulfill your dream of building a home. Borrowers who are qualified to acquire VA loans can […]

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September 12, 2018
VA Jumbo Home Loans

A VA jumbo loan offers military buyers and veterans significant benefits, particularly compared to the standard jumbo loan landscape. However, first, let’s elaborate what “jumbo” is. Although VA loans operate under their specific rules regarding VA loan limits, which are county specific, a majority of lenders in the country still deem anything over $453,100 VA jumbo […]

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August 30, 2018
Benefits of VA Home Loans

Veterans Affairs mortgages, also called VA home loans, make it simpler and easier for veterans to secure financing in order to purchase a home. In many cases, VA home loans do not require any down payment. Moreover, these loans are easily available to active military members and military veterans. The loans are available from private […]

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August 21, 2018
VA Cash-Out Refinance: Everything You Need to Know

The VA loan program has been available for over seven decades. The program offers affordable and convenient home ownership to veterans and active members of the US military. The program has been successful as, to date more than 22 million former and current members of our armed forces received a VA mortgage. Some of the main reasons […]

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August 9, 2018
Down Payment Assistance Programs in Colorado (2018)

It is likely that you look at a home and imagine how incredible it would be to buy it. Owning a home means you can do all the things and fully enjoy your home without permission from the landlord. Perhaps, the down payment is holding you back. Alternatively, you may assume that you need to […]

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August 2, 2018
How to Apply For a Mortgage after Bankruptcy

Purchasing your own home is empowering and exciting, to say the least. Gaining the freedom and independence to manage and own a property, just the way you prefer. Eventually, you will have a substantial asset to enjoy in your future. Naturally, this is something a lot of us really aspire to. That said, sometimes things do not […]

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July 25, 2018
What Are The Requirements For A Construction Loan?

If you’re building a new home, you may need some help when it comes to financing. This is because you can’t take out a conventional mortgage without a house to live in. This is where a home construction loan can come in handy. Home construction loans provide temporary financing that can help you fund the […]

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July 25, 2018
How Does a Home Construction Loan Work?

A majority of people understands basic mortgages when it comes to securing financing for their home; this is because mortgages are quite simple and nearly everyone has one. In contrast, a home construction loan could be a bit confusing for you if you have never built a new home before. The Basics of Home Construction […]

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June 22, 2018
Mortgage Broker Q&A : Purchasing and Refinancing A Home During and After A CH 13 Bankruptcy

I am serving up this Q&A in an effort to help consumers during their quest on finding a lender that will work with them, during their CH 13 bankruptcy, so they can purchase or refinance a home. If you have been denied a loan, or working with a loan officer that does not understand the […]

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August 22, 2017
Is A Debt Consolidation Mortgage Refinance Right For Me?

Debt Consolidation Can Make Your Life Easier To Manage Your Finances A Debt Consolidation Refinance uses your existing home equity to consolidate your high interest debt into a loan with a much lower interest rate, which can save you hundreds of dollars each month. Are you paying more then $10,000 in non-tax deductible credit card […]

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August 17, 2017
Breathe In The 1% Down Mortgage in Colorado

We now offer the 1% down mortgage program in Colorado NO this is not a typo. We now offer the 1% down mortgage program in Colorado with Equity Boost to ensure a smooth first time home buying experience for you. This program works very simple. You put down 1%, and we contribute 2% towards the […]

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July 12, 2017
RENOVATION LENDING MADE SIMPLE FOR PURCHASE AND REFINANCE IN COLORADO

RENOVATION LENDING NOW PLEASE With Colorado's red hot housing market in full steam going into the second half of 2017, it is clear that this is a seller's market. Lack of inventory, bidding wars, a never ending sea of buyers with limited inventory can wreck havoc on a home buyer in Colorado looking for a […]

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June 1, 2017
New Student Loan Payment Calculation For Refinancing and Purchasing a New Home

Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among 44 million borrowers. With the lowest affordability levels in nine years, Colorado's red hot housing market is putting many of these potential home buyer out of reach to qualify for a new home... until April 25, 2017, when Fannie Mae made their new […]

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April 19, 2017
Loan Application Checklist For Your Denver Mortgage

Be Prepared with the Following Information to Help Get You Approved You want to buy your first home, an investment property, or maybe even complete some renovations that you’ve always dreamed of doing. If you don’t have the finances, you’re going to want to find a mortgage broker in Denver you can trust to guide […]

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March 20, 2017
3 CRUCIAL HOME BUYING TIPS BEFORE OBTAINING A MORTGAGE IN A RED HOT COLORADO REAL ESTATE MARKET

How high can this real estate market go? Did you hear what they are building in such and such neighborhood? My neighbor just sold his home for a huge profit. And on and on. These are very common questions I hear every single day, and as a Colorado Mortgage Broker it is integral to my career […]

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February 9, 2017
Colorado Down Payment Assistance Loans funded over 1 Billion in new Loans in 2016

This article is to clear the smoke and mirrors many people who are looking to buy a home usually question right away. Do you have any "no money down" programs? Are there Denver loans for "first time home buyers"? Any FREE money out there I can get? Answer: YES, there are down payment assistance programs. […]

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October 26, 2016
Home Ready Mortgage Assists Millenials With High Debt To Purchase Homes

Benefits of a Home Ready Mortgage Home buying is at a 60 year low. The millennial market represents a huge market in purchasing power, however they are postponing home ownership due to student loan debt, travel experiences, and no money being able to be put aside. In an effort to create a new program that […]

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October 19, 2016
CHFA GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP RENTERS BECOME HOMEOWNERS TODAY!

Benefits of the CHFA Grant Program As rent in metro Denver continue to climb, home ownership is at a 60 year low. As of September 2016, the average rent for a one bedroom in Denver is $1383 and a 2 bedroom is $1768. Colorado is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, […]

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September 8, 2016
3 Reasons to Refinance Your Existing Mortgage

A mortgage is one of the biggest things Americans will pay off in their lifetime. Just because you already have a mortgage plan doesn’t mean you are locked into it for the duration of its life. Many people choose to refinance a mortgage for many different reasons. A Denver mortgage broker like myself can show […]

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July 15, 2016
A Colorado Mortgage Broker for your Next Purchase or Refinance

Many people have asked me over my career,  "Why would I use you"?, "What exactly do you do"?, "What makes you different from the next guy"? My answer is simple, and I speak more for the mortgage broker community, versus myself directly. We get the job done. We take on the loans the bank can […]

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January 13, 2016
2016 FHA and FANNIE MAE Increased Loan Limits

Due to the rise in home prices in 2015, and the steady increase in valuation, FHA and Fannie Mae have both increased the maximum loan amounts in many counties nationwide. I have provided links below for the change in Colorado, which will be a pleasant surprise to many buyers who now can opt to finance, […]

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October 19, 2015
Gift Of Equity Mortgage Loans For Your Family And How They Work

Purchasing a home from a family member in Colorado can save you thousands of dollars in closing costs, and also continue to retain a property with the family over the years to follow. In most cases, these purchase loans are done with no money down from the buyer, who more then likely will be the […]

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October 6, 2015
Top 4 Reasons To Choose A Mortgage Broker For Your Next Refinance or Purchase Loan

In my 13 year career as a mortgage broker in Denver, I have seen many ups and downs of the housing market, but one question I am continuously asked to this day is in two parts. Why should I use you? and What's the difference between a Colorado mortgage broker and mortgage banker. To the […]

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September 22, 2015
Commercial Lending Made Easy with The Mortgage Network

I am happy to announce The Mortgage Network's ability to now do Commercial Lending. This should prove to be a huge benefit to many individuals looking to purchase commercial property. We can service loans anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000,000 million. Our proprietary portal of lenders will definitely prove to be a tremendous value to anyone […]

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November 13, 2014
A Mortgage Loan That Saves Your Clients The Most Money

Talk to most mortgage lenders, whether brokers or bankers, on the retail or wholesale side, and they will give you some very basic loan options once they pull your credit score and find out how much you have to put down on a home mortgage when you are in the process of getting pre-qualified for […]

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October 1, 2014
Relocation Loans And What It Takes To Qualify When Moving To Colorado

It is no question that Colorado is one of the hottest markets in the nation to live right now. I have been getting many phone calls of people wanting to know what it would take to get qualified for a home loan. For most, it is quite simple, especially if you are remaining employed with […]

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May 13, 2014
Construction Lending Available In Colorado with as little ZERO DOWN

It is no question that the real estate market in Colorado is hot! hot! hot! This can frustrate many buyers who show up to an open house with 10 other buyers, and a seller who is only interested in highest and best offer. It is definetely a seller's market out there, and that can really […]

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May 12, 2014
No Money Down USDA Purchase Loans In Colorado Are Amazing Tool For HomeOwnership

USDA Rural Development's Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program provides loans to assist low and very low income families in rural area's achieve their dream of home ownership in Colorado. This is a 102% max LTV loan with absolutely no money down. The properties under USDA have to be located in a rural area, and […]

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April 24, 2014
Down Payment Assistance Program For Colorado First Time Home Buyers

It is no question that Colorado is on the map as the top places to live in 2014. Rental prices have absolutely skyrocketed the last five years, with home prices continuing to rise as well. For the homeowner, they are feeling the recovery and getting back the equity they lost in the Housing Crisis. They […]

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March 25, 2014
Colorado Family Opportunity Mortgage Program For Elderly Parents And Children

A great mortgage program here in Colorado that has always been around for quite some time, is the Family Opportunity Mortgage program. Not many people inquire about it, however it can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars upon the purchase of a home, and even more in interest over the life of the […]

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February 20, 2014
FHA GOLD Program Loosens Credit Guidelines for Subprime Borrowers

FHA has recently introduced a new FHA program for borrowers with less then good credit. This will greatly open up the floodgates to people who could not qualify for a new home mortgage in the past. Some of the highlights of this program are the following. FICO scores down to a 500. 1 score is […]

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February 18, 2014
FHA Back To Work Program Eliminates Seasoning on Bankruptcy, Short Sale, and Foreclosure

An FHA loan program that is flying under the radar since August 2013 can help many previous homeowners who were a victim to the recession, or experienced unemployment or other severe reductions in income, a second chance in obtaining a home loan, without having to wait the standard 2 -3 years, if they have filed […]

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March 13, 2013
What is the Difference Between Modular and Manufactured Homes?

Aside from your standard Single Family Residence, Condo, and Townhome, there are 2 other types of home that will come up while you show your buyers property. It is important that you understand these types of homes, and the traditional types of financing involved for manufactured, prefab, and mobile homes, and more importantly, the lenders […]

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March 7, 2013
Can you Buy a Home with Collections on your Credit Report? Depends

Depends on who you talk to. If you talk to a retail banker with only a couple of loan products, they will tell you NO. If you talk to a correspondent lender with more loan products available then a retail banker, they will tell you NO If you talk with a mortgage broker, with knowledge […]

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March 1, 2013
How to Get A Mortgage 1 Day After A Short Sale

Speak to 99% of Real Estate Professionals and they will all tell you the similar response when asked how long it takes after short sale to get a mortgage. "3 years". While that has truth to it, it does depend on your unique situation and what kind of loan that you have. This article discusses […]

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February 28, 2013
FHA 203K Lending For Your Next Purchase or Refinance Rehabilitation Renovation Loan

FHA 203K Rehab Lending For Your Next Purchase or Refinance Private money lending is GREAT! I love the concept of being able to borrow money at 10-12% with 4 points, for a period of 6 months. After that, I love it more when the lender penalizes me each month thereafter until I am able to […]

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February 25, 2013
Obtaining a Reverse Mortgage in Colorado

Recent Changes to Reverse Mortgages Recently, there have been a lot of changes in the reverse mortgage market in Colorado, and other states in the U.S. This has led to speculations amongst people as to what the HECM home equity conversion mortgage - product will be like in 2013. The HECM mortgage product is programmed […]

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February 22, 2013
Useful Information For First Time Home Buyers in Colorado

Purchasing your first home is not an easy task and can be very stressful. A lot of things need to come together to be able to make the purchase. For example, you'll have to talk to a lot of people and complete an ample load of paperwork. However, first and foremost, you should understand that […]

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February 19, 2013
Lower Down Payment Alternative to FHA Mortgage

It is no question that FHA is getting worse and worse to deal with. On April 1st, 2012 what used to be a 5 year requirement for already expensive mortgage insurance, will be changing to a 30 year requirement for FHA loans. Forget the 78% LTV requirement, or having 20% equity in your home. It […]

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February 18, 2013
How To Apply For A Reverse Mortgage in Colorado

aka (HECM) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage You can apply for a Reverse Mortgage when you become 62 years of age. You have worked very hard to own your home, and the Reverse Mortgage can be a great way to help supplement your retirement income. The Reverse Mortgage is designed for many different purposes as you […]

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February 13, 2013
Dude Wheres My Refinance? HARP 3.0 Reality or Wishful Thinking

HARP 3.0 is what people in the industry are calling, is what Obama was referring to last night, in his State of The Union Speech. Every Responsible Homeowner who is able to make their mortgage payments, will be eligible for a refinance, regardless of what the home is worth. Watching the State of the Union […]

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February 6, 2013
Documents Required When Applying for a Loan

When applying for a loan, there are specific documents you need to bring in order to be considered. Sometimes it is a little unclear about what to bring, so below I have written a little bit about each document needed. There are many types of home loans so the requirements might vary depending on which […]

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February 1, 2013
How to choose a Harp 2.0 Loan Lender

I know how hard it is to find the best lender for a Harp 2.0 loan. Since you are not obligated to use your original lender to obtain a refi under Harp 2.0, you get to make the choice of which broker of bank leader you use. I have listed several easy tips to help […]

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December 7, 2012
What IS a Harp 2.0 Loan?

In this day and age, loans can be an extremely confusing fact in life. One loan that has been coming under question recently is the Harp 2.0 loan. With many confused loan holders, there has been many questions regarding this loan and to how it works. What is the Harp 2.0 Loan exactly? The HARP, […]

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February 12, 2012
OPERATION REFINANCE AMERICA AND WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU

Well that is not the exact title of it, however with all of these new programs being created the last few weeks, a 25 billion dollar bailout being created, and the President of the United States calling for a 4% refinance for every homeowner who is upside down on their mortgage, you might as well […]

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February 5, 2012
Where HARP loans are right now, and what to look forward to

HARP loans right now are making up a majority of the origination activity for refinances simply because millions of homeowners are upside down on there home loans, and have not been able to get the relief they have been looking for until recently. One of the factors that have been preventing these homeowners from refinancing […]

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January 21, 2012
Will HARP 2.0 Help Homeowners Underwater on Their Current Mortgage?

In my humble opinion, the answer is yes. I take Colorado mortgage refinance applications every single day on this particular kind of loan, and I consider myself an advocate in helping my clients get the answers they need, and more importantly, lining them up with the correct mortage lender for their specific HARP 2.0 refinance. […]

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January 2, 2012
HARP 2.0 Program Ready To Roll On Wholesale Lending Side

On October 24th of 2011, the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) annouced a key update to the already struggling Harp program, entitled HARP 2.0. It has taken a couple of months for my wholesale lenders to intrepret the laws regarding this program, and what guidelines they will have in place for you to refinance your […]

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July 27, 2011
95% Loan with No Mortgage Insurance vs. FHA Loan

FHA has tripled their mortgage insurance premium over the last year and a half to 1.15%. On a $300,000 loan with 3.5%, you will be paying $287.50 a month for a minium of five years, which equates to $17,250. In my opinion, this is a complete waste of money for you to spending. A much […]

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July 12, 2011
Tips on finding a General Contractor for your FHA203K Loan

Hiring a General Contractor is the most important step in putting together your rehabilitation FHA 203K Loan. The final bid contract estimate will be the ultimate driver in determining what your after improved equity situation will actually be. The numbers are crucial in putting together a project with enough after improved value, so that you […]

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April 4, 2011
HUD Consultant is "Big Brother" on FHA 203K Rehab Loan

When you do FHA 203K Loans as either a purchase or a refinance, and have over 35K in renovations, either structural or not, you have to have a HUD Consultant, approved by FHA to monitor your rehab project, but more importantly, sign off on the initial general contractor bid, before the loan goes into underwriting. […]

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March 9, 2011
FHA 203K Standard Loan --The True FIXer UPPer Loan

The FHA 203K loan has been around since the 1970's however the reason why you don't hear about alot of them being done, is either the borrower is aligned with an in-experienced loan officer, who does not want to take on the challenge of additional work and time to close, or you just don't know […]

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February 23, 2011
The Best Home Loan Known To MAN!!! FHA 203K

With rising interest rates looming on the horizon, it is a safe bet that refinancing activity will be diminishing over the next couple of years. In addition, many strongly believe, including myself, that in some pockets of Colorado, there is no strong bottom on this market. Foreclosures are prevalent, and this will cause to bring […]

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March 23, 2010
Benefits of an FHA Loan

It is no question that the mortgage industry has been evolving and constantly changing since the subprime crisis hit in 2007. One of the best loan programs, still available is the FHA loan. This is possibly the best home loan program for a first time home buyer with limited access to financial assets. Here are […]

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