Home Financing

The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and it can represent a surprising chunk of money. Closing fees run between 3% and 6% of the mortgage; that’s around $18,000 to $36,000 on a $600,000 home....

The most competitive, tightest housing market in decades may finally be loosening its grip, and that could put pressure on overheated home prices. The supply of homes for sale in the second quarter of 2018, the all-important spring market, rose at three times the rate...

If you're thinking about buying your first home, that pesky down payment has probably kept you awake more than a few nights. We get it—while a pre-approval is crucial for determining your buying power, it's the down payment that shows you mean business. But saving up...

The United State Department of Veterans affairs guarantee a type of loan called VA loans. The VA Home Loan Guaranty program protects mortgage lenders against loss, which allows banks to offer reduced rates. There are many reasons why using a VA loan could be beneficial....

Putting a 20% mortgage downpayment is all but dead. For first time buyers, most put down far less than 20% down when purchasing a home. Most buyers make down payments lower than 20% “It’s been my experience that about half of my clients know that there...