Posts Tagged ‘Hutchinson Mortgages’
Should I escrow my taxes and insurance?
One of the big terms in the mortgage world is escrow. An escrow account is set up to collect funds to pay your property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and, if applicable, mortgage insurance. The lender collects one twelfth of each of those yearly premiums each month to ensure there is enough money in the escrow account…Read More
Get Out of Your Rental
If you’ve been renting and waiting to buy your first home, now is a good time to make your move. A number of industry analysts predict that interest rates will rise slightly over the year, while continuing to stay very affordable. Home prices are also expected to rise, now that more buyers are again competing…Read More
What is PMI?
Have you ever laid awake at night wondering what is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI? Benefits of PMI Don’t confuse Private Mortgage Insurance with homeowners insurance, which insures the actual property in case of a loss. PMI protects the lender when there is less than 20 percent equity and the borrower defaults on a conventional…Read More
3 Home Staging Tips for a Quick Sale at Top Dollar
Do you want to sell your home quickly and get the best price for it? Follow these three important home staging tips to help you enhance your home’s strengths and minimize the weaknesses so it appeals to as many buyers as possible. Home staging tips 1. Curb appeal – you know the old cliché, “don’t…Read More
Checklist of Documents
Getting a home loan can be a stressful time in your life. At SouthPoint, we want to help make the process smooth and easy for you. When you are ready to begin the process and talk to a Mortgage Loan Officer, you will need general personal information such as: Financials Income (hourly or salary): Current…Read More
Tips to Qualifying for a Home Loan
Oftentimes, the Average Joe doesn’t know much about obtaining a home loan. People hear reports of dropping interest rates and lower home prices and hastily decide to jump into home ownership. To their surprise, they discover that the process of getting a home loan differs from getting a car loan or renting an apartment. Applicants…Read More
Using your home to your advantage
With your home being a power asset, now may be the time to build on the strength of that asset. What is an asset? As your home ages, it can increase in value or appreciate. This is different than other assets like vehicles or campers, which tend to depreciate. One way to help increase your…Read More