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VA Loans vs. FHA loans

VA Loans vs. FHA loans

The federal government has long espoused the value of homeownership as a step forward in a successful life. To make homeownership a reality for more Americans, the government provides backing for two different types of loan programs: the VA Loan and the FHA Loan.

Unless you work in financial services, you’re probably unaware of the differences between FHA and VA home loan...

Market Update 11/11/22 – Be a Buffalo in the Storm

Mortgage interest rates are higher. Inflation is hitting us, political unrest, and on and on. We’re all in a “storm” of some sort.

I heard a great story that encouraged me on how to approach these times in our lives and I hope it encourages you as well. I also share a quick market update and some potential good news about the upcoming market...

Market Update 11/4/22: More Fed Hikes and Deeper Dive on how to counter Higher Rates

The fed announced their .75% rate hike this week but pointed to only a .5% hike in December.

Fannie Mae says they believe rates will be between 4.5%-5% by the end of 2023.

What does that data mean for you now? How can you prepare and structure your loan in a way that aligns with what the market is doing so you can minimize interest and prepare yourself...

Weekly Market Update 10-14-2022

Happy Friday – I hope you are doing well and not watching the news too much 😊. Inflation rose again this week and rates are continuing to go up. This is going to be the case until we see inflation come down.

In this video I break down what happened and what to expect for the near term. I also share some information about a few loan programs that...

Guide to USDA Loans in Texas

USDA loans in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers many services for farmers across the country. But the agency does much more. Part of the USDA’s mission focuses on providing economic opportunity, particularly with a focus on rural America. 

USDA loans in Texas focus on helping communities with investments in housing and other critical infrastructures, such as high-speed...

Dallas Real Estate Market Outlook: Fall 2022

interest rates and real estate market

The Texas housing market is set to see continued growth in fall 2022 as the current economic expansion continues and job opportunities increase. The Lone Star State’s population continues to grow at a steady pace thanks to its diverse economy and low cost of living. Additionally, more Texans are looking for affordable housing options, which bodes well for the state’s...

Guide to Finding the Best Dallas Mortgage Lender

dallas mortgage lender

There are a variety of mortgage lenders eager to accept loan applications in Dallas, Texas. So, it’s important for individuals to understand how to find and select the right one for them. With a variety of loan programs, it may feel overwhelming when borrowers try to find the right mortgage lender. Here are some tips that can help homeowners feel confident in their decision and supported...

What Homebuyers Should Expect in 2022

homebuyers in 2022

Realistic expectations are always important for homebuyers, but that’s especially true in today’s unique market. Knowing what’s to come in 2022 can set homebuyers up for success.

Fewer Homes Than Buyers

We expect the real estate market in 2022 to have more buyers looking for homes than homes available for sale. The trend means homebuyers should prepare for a...

What Is A Mortgage?

To sum it up in a few words, a mortgage is a tool to become a homeowner. Mortgages will vary depending on different factors like your down payment, interest rate, and the length of the loan, also known as the term. Before we get further into the anatomy of a mortgage, there are a few terms that you’ll need to know. We’ve included a few basic words, but we recommend that you take a...

Renovation Loans: Everything You Need To Know

By Andy Tuttle

The housing market is ever-changing but the need to live and work in a comfortable, well-appointed home has never changed. It’s a situation that can leave many people feeling trapped.

There is a solution – a renovation loan could be the way out.

A renovation loan is different to traditional home improvement loans or mortgages in that it is...

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