Buying a condo is a great way to get started in homeownership, since they are typically more affordable than single family homes. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get an FHA loan when buying a condo. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.
Internet-based mortgage companies often offer the best mortgage rates, but who are you really working with? We show you how to find the best online mortgage lenders and discuss when it’s worth getting your mortgage online versus working with a local bank or broker.
Think your student loans will keep you from getting a mortgage? Maybe not. SoFi is a new kind of lender for successful college grads. If you’re a financially responsible young professional, SoFi offers a mortgage with lower down payments and more flexible debt to income limits.
It’s reasonable to assume that a city with higher-than-average wages would also have high housing costs. But that’s not always the case. Here are 10 U.S. cities with affordable housing costs that are also home to well-paying jobs.
We all know that your credit scores affect mortgage rates. But your credit history can also affect how much you have to put down and the price you pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). It’s not impossible to buy a home with damaged credit; it’s just much more expensive. Here’s why.
If there were just one rule of successful investing it would be “start as young as you can.” Although we frequently hear this advice as it pertains to the stock market, there are a lot of reasons to consider real estate investing in your twenties, too.
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