For many people, federal and state home loan assistance programs provide major benefits. These government loan programs allow first-time home buyers, veterans, military personnel, low-income buyers and people with credit history problems to realize their dream of owning a home faster and easier. Gershman Mortgage offers four types of government loan programs: FHA loans, VA loans, MHDC Mortgage Revenue Bond Program loans, and USDA Rural Housing Development Loans. Each of these programs are unique and cater to a unique type of home buyer, meaning there is a good chance that one of them could [...]
Original written by: http://mymortgageinsider.com/conventional-97-ltv-program/
Home buying just got a lot easier. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two main mortgage rule setting agencies, now allow home purchases with just a 3% down payment.
The new 97% loan-to-value (LTV) purchase program allows homebuyers to purchase a single family home, condo, co-op, or PUD without coming up with a full 5% down payment as previous guidelines mandated. The changes went into effect December 13, 2014.
Now that conventional 3% down loans are a reality, buyers have a real alternative to FHA. [...]
Original article from: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-mortgage-rules-help-millennial-home-buyers-2015-01-28
First-time home buyers, many of them millennials, will receive some long-awaited mortgage assistance this year thanks to recent moves in Washington.
The administration earlier this month cut the premium that borrowers with a Federal Housing Administration loan must pay for mortgage insurance to 0.85% from 1.35%. The half a percentage point reduction will reduce the cost of the average FHA loan by about $1,000 per year.
Meanwhile, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last month [...]
Original written by: https://www.redfin.com/blog/2014/06/going-from-renting-to-buying-a-home.html#.VhLLJBOb5sM
So you’ve decided it’s time to leave the world of renting and buy a home. If you’ve always rented, you’re in for quite a few changes as you look to buy. Here are five things to look out for as you start the process of buying a home.
Get Your Credit in Check
Before you start dreaming about white picket fences or painting the walls your favorite color, you need to make sure you have a credit score that will make the banks want to give you a mortgage. In general, the higher [...]
Pre-qualification is the term used to explain the short mathematical equation that determines how much of a loan you can afford. This may be performed by contacting me at (618) 410-4629. or applying on-line here. Pre-qualifying for a loan usually takes less than 10 minutes.
2. Apply For Your Loan
Applying for a home loan with Gershman Mortgage could not be easier. You may call to set up a convenient time to meet face-to-face with me, or if you prefer, have your loan application taken over the phone, which usually is completed in less than 15 minutes.
If you prefer to [...]
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Gershman Mortgage is the oldest independent mortgage company in the St. Louis area and among the largest in the Midwest. Founded by Solon Gershman over 60 years ago, Gershman Mortgage is now one of the nation’s leading mortgage bankers.
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