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2023 Conforming Loan Limits Jump $79,000, Giving Borrowers Plenty of Mortgage Options

2023 Conforming Loan Limits Jump $79,000, Giving Borrowers Plenty of Mortgage Options

Last week the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the new conforming loan limits (CLL) for mortgage loans in 2023 and based on U.S. home price growth, they are increasing to 12% for the coming year. The new conforming limit will be $726,200 fo

Jan 19, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Your Mortgage Closing Checklist

Your Mortgage Closing Checklist

You’re in the home stretch: you’ve found a great home, made an offer and been accepted. You’ve gone through the home inspection appointments and resolved any issues and now you’re waiting for the mortgage underwriting process to wrap up before you finally

Jan 17, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Can I Build a House with a VA Loan?

Can I Build a House with a VA Loan?

If you are an active-duty or retired service member, you are likely familiar with the many benefits of buying a home with a VA loan. The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees mortgage loans that have some of the best rates and terms on the market. But

Jan 12, 2023 | VA Loans

Choosing the Best Type of Refinance Loan

Choosing the Best Type of Refinance Loan

If you are ready to refinance your current loan, there are actually several types to choose from. The right one for you will depend on your purpose for getting a new loan and your eligibility for specialty programs. Here are the most common types and how

Jan 10, 2023 | Refinancing a Home

What is a Debt-To-Income Ratio and Why Does it Matter?

What is a Debt-To-Income Ratio and Why Does it Matter?

When you are ready to buy a home, you may hear your mortgage lender start talking about your debt-to-income ratio, or DTI.  While you may not have heard that term before, it is actually a very important number when it comes to figuring out if you can qual

Jan 05, 2023 | Credit

Home Buying in 2023 – What to Expect

Home Buying in 2023 – What to Expect

The past several years of housing boom, spurred on by the lowest mortgage rates in history and record-setting home demand, have likely seen their end. As U.S. inflation reached uncomfortable levels of inflation by early-2022, potential buyers started pull

Jan 03, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

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