Monday, December 21, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
Friday, December 11, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
#1. DON'T Deposit Any Cash Into Your Bank Accounts Before Speaking
To Your Banker Or Loan Officer.
While normally we celebrate depositing money into an account, you don't want to put any 'sizable' amount of funds in an account while you're waiting for a mortgage loan. Unless you can prove the deposit is legit, that additional money can lead to the Underwriter denying your loan.
#2. DO NOT Make Any Large Purchases, Like A New Car
Or Furniture For Your Home!
We know it's tempting to want a new ride to park in your new garage or want to furnish your new pad ... WAIT!!! This can affect both your credit score and debt to income ratio, which can cause the amount you initially qualified for to be reduced. Not to mention, racking up additional debt before factoring in a mortgage payment m ...
Monday, November 30, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
1. Listen to Your Real Estate Agent
A recent article from Freddie Mac offers guidance on making an offer on a home in today’s market. Right off the bat, it points out how emotional this can be for buyers and why trusted professionals can help you stay focused on the most important things:
“Remember to let your homebuying team guide you on your journey, not your emotions. Their support and expertise will keep you from compromising on your must-haves and future financial stability.”
Your real estate professional should be your primary source for answers to the questions you have when you’re ready . ...
Monday, November 23, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
According to the most recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB):
“The length of time spent searching for a home continues to grow.”
The report indicates that 62% of buyers now spend 3 months or more looking for a home, an increase from 58% one year ago. A primary cause for the delay is the heavy competition today’s buyers face when making an offer on a home. Based on recent data from the National Associatio; ...
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 / by Traci Pimentel
As the following chart shows, confidence dropped dramatically when stay-in-place orders were originally mandated earlier this year. Since then, it has soared back.
Looking at the three-month moving averages for HMI scores, confidence increased in every region of the country:
The Northeast increased 11 points to 76
The Midwest jumped 9 points to 72
The South rose 8 points to 79
The West increased 7 points to 85
Confidence Is Validated by the Numbers
This confidence is definitely warranted. According to a recent NAHB report, single-family housing starts increased 4.1% to a 1.02 million annual ...