Is a Bridge Loan a Good Idea?

Is a Bridge Loan a Good Idea?

A bridge loan is a loan between two transactions, typically the buying of one house and the selling of another. A bridge loan is ideal when a homeowner cannot afford to mortgage payments at the same time. This works when you are buying one home when your previous home...

What is a Mortgage Rate Lock?

At least one time during the home loan process I get asked, what is the mortgage rate lock? A mortgage rate lock is a mortgage lenders commitment to honor an exact interest rate for a specific period of time. This means that once I have promised you a specific...

Should I Buy a House or a Condo?

The decision to buy either a house or condominium comes down to personal preference and the type of house you want to maintain. Condos can be easier on the maintenance but higher on the homeowner association dues because of that lack of maintenance. However, both have...

Are We at the Top of the Real Estate Market?

I’ve spoken to a few clients these days and a lot of them have asked about the subprime mortgage bust in 2007 and 2008 and a lot are wondering are we at the top of our real estate market now? Are we going to start heading downward and are things looking bleak...