It’s Hard to Imagine

iStock_000064771413_300.jpgWith mortgage rates below 5% since 2009, you’d think any homeowner who should refinance would have already. However, it is estimated, there are approximately 6.5 million borrowers who would benefit with significant monthly savings by refinancing.

Rodney Anderson of Supreme Lending, on his weekly radio program, described a recent pipeline meeting where they reviewed every pending mortgage application his company was processing. They had seven refinancing applicants whose current ...

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Eliminate Mortgage Insurance

chopped.jpgWhy would you consider refinancing if your mortgage is only two or three years old and the rate is not considerably higher than what is currently available on new loans? Because you may be able to eliminate the mortgage insurance and have significant monthly savings.

Many homes have seen their values rise in the past few years. The current loan-to-value ratio may be low enough to no longer require ...

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Save on Homeowner’s Insurance

iStock_000029570462-250.jpgInsurance is a way to hedge the risk of a possible loss on an asset that a person or entity cannot afford.  The cost of the coverage is determined by risk and exposure to the insurer and reflected in the premium.

Another way to say it is: don’t buy insurance when you can afford the loss.  If you have a mortgage on your home, you must have insurance.  It ...

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FHA Annual Premium Reduction Finalized

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On Jan. 8, 2015, at a speech in Phoenix, AZ attended by NAR President Chris Polychron, President Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) would reduce FHA annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) by 50 basis points.  This reduction is a victory for the National Association of REALTORS® whose members have called for lower fees on FHA loans since early 2014.  NAR raised concerns about ...

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