Will Baby Boomers Trigger the Next Housing Bubble

With real estate prices rising for almost a decade, there has been much speculation on the next housing bubble popping. The last housing bubble didn’t end well, to put it mildly. There was a glut of housing available – so much so that lenders started giving mortgages (so-called “subprime mortgages”) to almost everyone who wanted to buy a […]

Reverse mortgage SuperMoney

A reverse mortgage is a loan for homeowners who are 62 and older who want to convert part of the equity in their home into cash (usually tax-free). The borrower keeps the title of the house and is still responsible for paying property taxes, utilities, home insurance, maintenance, and other related costs. It can be a great […]

Chinese Real Estate Investors Reverse Decade-Long Buying Spree

Since 2008, Chinese real estate investors have spent tens of billions of dollars on commercial properties in the United States. In many cases, they’ve overpaid to acquire hotels, office buildings, and empty lots to build new residential spaces. But according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, all of that came crashing down in […]

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2018 Mortgage Industry Study

This comprehensive mortgage industry study investigates multiple data sources to reveal important mortgage industry trends and statistics. The mortgage industry plays an integral role in the U.S. economy. In 2017, only 21% of people who bought a home paid all-cash for their purchase. Everyone else got a mortgage. Residential property not only provides housing and […]

fixed APR Vs. Variable APR

Are you currently shopping for a credit card, mortgage, or any other type of loan? If so, one of the first questions to ask yourself is which type of annual percentage rate (APR) is right for you. You have two options: fixed or variable. A loan with a fixed APR has an interest rate that typically stays the same […]

How long do you have to live in an FHA house?

FHA loans are an attractive opportunity. These home mortgages have easier qualifying guidelines, and the minimum down payment is just 3.5% of the loan amount. Those easy terms appeal to both investors who want to buy a rental property and home buyers who intend to occupy the home themselves. However, only owner-occupants can qualify. The question, is how […]

Section 8 Housing

Everyone deserves to live in a decent, safe, and sanitary home. But not everyone can afford a home that meets those criteria. That’s why the federal government offers the Section 8 Housing Choice voucher program, which subsidies rent for very low-income families, as well as elderly and disabled people. Section 8 recipients aren’t forced to live in housing […]

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First-Time Homebuyers Guide: Tips and Advice

If you don’t work in the mortgage industry, nothing can prepare you for buying your first home. Despite the many books and articles out there on the subject, the process can be intricate and confusing. Each lender has a different process and borrowing criteria, and you also have to deal with sellers, real estate agents, […]

Best mortgage lenders for first time homebuyers

If you’re buying a home for the first time, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. The process can be complicated even for repeat homebuyers. But one thing that doesn’t have to be complicated is choosing the right mortgage lender. To help you, we’ve put together a list of the best mortgage lenders for first-time homebuyers […]