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What Is a Convertible Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?

What Is a Convertible Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?

If you are in the market for a home loan, an adjustable-rate mortgage may be very attractive in today’s higher rate climate. If you’ve looked into ARM loans, you may also have come across the term “convertible ARM.” If you’re unfamiliar with this product,

Apr 25, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What is an Assumable Mortgage?

What is an Assumable Mortgage?

There are many ways to structure a loan for buying a home. One lesser-known way is with an assumable mortgage. Here’s what that means and how it works: What is an Assumable Mortgage? An assumable mortgage is a home loan where the buyer legally takes over

Apr 18, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What do Appraisers Consider When Valuing a House?

What do Appraisers Consider When Valuing a House?

As you begin the process to get a new mortgage, whether for a home purchase or a refinance loan, your lender will order an appraisal for the property to determine how much it is worth. That valuation will play a large part in your overall mortgage plan. I

Apr 11, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Should You Help Your Kids Pay for Their Mortgage?

Should You Help Your Kids Pay for Their Mortgage?

According to a recent survey, almost a quarter of millennials and Gen Z homeowners said their parents had given them money in the past year to help with a rent or mortgage payment. That’s not hard to understand considering how much skyrocketing inflation

Apr 04, 2023 |

CalHFA California Dream Loan Program: A Path to Homeownership

  What is CalHFA California Dream Loan Program? The CalHFA California Dream Loan Program is designed to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home with no down payment required. The program provides eligible borrowers with 20% of the purchase price of the

Mar 30, 2023 |

What is Cash to Close?

What is Cash to Close?

As you get into the mortgage application process, you may hear your lender use the term “cash to close.” What’s the difference between this phrase and closing costs? What does “Cash to Close” mean? Also called “funds to close,” cash to close denotes the t

Mar 28, 2023 | Purchasing a Home