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What is an FHA home loan?

If you are a first-time homebuyer with limited amounts of funds to put towards your purchase, or if you have had credit problems in the past, you may find that an FHA loan gives you the freedom and flexibility you need to get into a house and start making it a home for your family. If…

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Options for first time home buyers

There are many different loan options for first time home buyers and USA Mortgage continues to find the right programs and opportunities for their clients. Below are some of the many options available: 1. MHDC Gift Money: MHDC (Missouri Housing Development Commission) offers up to 4.5% gift money towards down-payment and closing cost for qualified…

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USDA Loan Benefits & Requirements

Consider The Benefits USDA loans are backed through the Rural Housing Division of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. They are available to millions of eligible primary home buyers with low to moderate incomes or scarce funds for down payments. Features, benefits and things you need to know: Zero Down – No down payment is required…

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Must Know About Mortgage Rates

One Thing You Must Know About Mortgage Rates The lowest mortgage rate is the best, right? The lowest rate certainly sounds best. But did you know the lowest rate doesn’t always mean the lowest cost? Mortgage interest is just one component of the real cost of owning a home. Interest rates are a reflection of…

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FHA loan Benefits

Still Working When Others Might Not The FHA Loan program continues to evolve, and total mortgage insurance costs have risen. While the increase makes these loans less advantageous than in the past, they are still a good option if your needs and situation preclude you from qualifying for a conventional loan. Here are a few…

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Rising Mortgage Rates

First, who is the Fed and what do they do? The Federal Reserve Board (the Fed), controls the Fed Fund Rate and the Discount Rate. These are charges for overnight loans from bank to bank or from the Fed to member banks. You Can’t Keep a Good Thing Down Ever try to hold a life…

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Benefits of Refinancing Your Mortgage
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Benefits of Refinancing

Refinance & Reduce Your Balance Faster: Refinance and reduce your balance a lower interest rate, you pay more principal with each payment, especially in the first years of the loan. EXAMPLE: After five years of payments on a 30-year loan of $200,000 at 4% you would pay $19,706 in principle vs. $17,105 on the same…

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Home Appraisals

Many factors go into calculating value of a home. Most importantly, recently sold comparable properties must be considered. “Comps” should be similar in location, size, style, room count, condition, utility, etc.   Appraisal is part art and part science, and the latter is hard to change. Sometimes, the hardest thing for owners is to be…

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Mortgage Refinance Process:

The Application: After determining that refinance will be beneficial for you, we can start the application which is very similar to the original application once you bought the house. Your loan officer will collect the initial documents which could consist of assets, income and other verification. Processing: Next, it’s getting the processing started which is…

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HOW and WHY of Escrow Accounts

Understanding the HOW and WHY of Escrow Accounts Escrow accounts provide for the timely payment of taxes and insurance on your home. This prevents tax liens, loss of property and any lapse of insurance coverage. As part of your regular mortgage payment, 1/12th of the annual cost is collected. These funds are held and paid out as bills…

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4 Keys to Your First Home

Before making an offer on your first home, make sure to complete these four steps. 1. Know how much you can afford and how much cash you will need: Knowing what you qualify for before searching for any homes will save you time and disappointment that can come from falling in love with a home…

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DOWN PAYMENT! How Much Is Enough?

If you are saving up to buy your first house or wonder if you have enough equity to trade for another, you may be relieved to know that for most buyers there are still low down payment options available. $0 Down: VA (Veterans Administration) and USDA (US Department of Agriculture) both offer a zero down…

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FHA loans VS Conventional loans

There are many different factors to consider when choosing the best loan program option. That is where the skills and knowledge of your loan officer will play a significant role in your decision. One of those choices is the option between FHA Home loans vs Conventional loans. Here are some pros and cons of these…

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Watch out, It is USDA Loan

There are 3 main types of home loans that you are get, today we’re going to be discussing what a USDA home loan is and why it’s been a great option for home buyers looking outside of city limit and smaller towns. USDA loans offer $0 down-payment for qualifying buyers who are looking to buy…

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MHDC Down Payment Assistance

MHDC which stands for Missouri Housing Development Commission has made some modification on all loans reserved on March 2, 2015. MHDC has been a great option for first time home buyers for down-payment assistance and help with some of the closing cost. Prior to the new changes MHDC down-payment assistance program was offering 3.5% as…

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MHDC Loan First Time Home Buyer

MHDC which is also known as, Missouri Housing Development Commission, is a first-time home buyer program, which is offered by the states. MHDC is a form of the FHA loan which does allow down-payment assistance. When considering a new home you should go by these guidelines: MHDC will allow borrowers to use 3% down-payment assistance…

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Considering Doing a Renovation?

Are you considering doing a renovation? You should consider using the Renovation loan. This loan is a form of FHA financing, allowing for refinance or purchase, this loan has all that FHA has to offer, plus allowing home buyers and owners to use the future value of the home and get money for the renovation.…

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VA home Loan in Missouri

I should say one of my favorite home financing options is VA home loan, with the $0 down payment option and no MI (Mortgage Insurance) they are superior to any other loan out there. VA Loans do offer very competitive interest rates as well, and USA Mortgage has a lot of different options on closing…

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