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Tax Benefits of Buying a Home
Tax Benefits of Buying a Home 1024 536 Lori Curley

Knowing what tax benefits come with home ownership is an important step in painting the picture of how your finances will look when you decide to buy. Tax advantages for homeowners are not exclusive to certain types of homes. Everything from a condominium to a…

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VA Loans: What to Know and How to Apply
VA Loans: What to Know and How to Apply 1024 536 Onawa Rock

The VA loan is arguably one of the best incentives tied to military service. Despite being an incredible home-purchasing tool, many of those eligible to utilize it are not aware of all of its benefits and how they work. The VA loan could make the…

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Mortgage Relief: What Is Forbearance?
Mortgage Relief: What Is Forbearance? 1024 536 Onawa Rock

The stress of a looming mortgage payment can feel crushing when finances take a downturn. In response, many homeowners begin searching for relief options until they can get back on their feet. Forbearance is a possible solution, but is it best for your situation? We’ll…

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How Interest Rates Affect Your Affordability
How Do Interest Rates Affect My Purchase Power?
How Do Interest Rates Affect My Purchase Power? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Nothing affects a home’s affordability more than interest rates. After all, we live with the monthly payment, not the amount of the loan. The higher your mortgage rate is, the higher your monthly payments are going to be. Buying power, simply put, is the amount…

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Conforming & VA Loan Limit Changes for 2020
Conforming & VA Loan Limit Changes for 2020
Conforming & VA Loan Limit Changes for 2020 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

FHFA Announced Increase in Conforming Loan Limits for 2020 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is raising the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to more than $510,000. In most of the U.S., the 2020 maximum conforming loan limit will…

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Happy Veterans Day.
Happy Veterans Day.
Happy Veterans Day. 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage
101% Yours. No Mortgage Insurance.
101% Yours
101% Yours 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

101% Financing, No Mortgage Insurance Owning a home is the American Dream! Whether you are a first-time buyer or moving up, we’ve made it easier than ever to get into a new home…even helping with closing costs. We are able to finance 101% of your…

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Mortgage Insurance
What is mortgage insurance and how does it work?
What is mortgage insurance and how does it work? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Mortgage insurance lowers the risk to the lender of making a loan to you, so you can qualify for a loan that you might not otherwise be able to get.  Typically, borrowers making a down payment of less than 20 percent of the purchase price…

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20-year mortgage benefits
How a 20-year home mortgage can save you money.
How a 20-year home mortgage can save you money. 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

The 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage dominates the housing market, particularly for first-time buyers who appreciate the ability to extend their home loan payments for the longest possible term. The second most common fixed-rate loan term is 15 years, but many lenders also offer loan terms…

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Pen Pals with Your Lender? Underwriters have questions.
Pen Pals with Your Mortgage Lender?
Pen Pals with Your Mortgage Lender? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, it is a common practice for underwriters to reach out to borrowers asking for letters of explanation sometimes referred to as “comfort letters” to firm up mushy spots in their knowledge of borrowers’ situations. These letters…

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