Who Pays Closing Costs on a Home?

Who pays for closing costs when you purchase a home or when you sell a home all depends on what type of loan the buyer is getting. First-time buyers are often shocked when they realize how much closing costs can actually be. Closing costs are the various fees,...

Are You Ready to Buy a House Together?

Together… that may be a new word for you and now your SO (Significant Other)… but if you’ve decided that “together” is what you’re going to be you might also be wondering if buying a house together is a good idea or not. Together...

What is Debt to Income Ratio?

In the mortgage industry there are a lot of big words and terminologies being thrown around and while those that are familiar with the industry understand completely, most of the general public is left scratching their heads. So what is this term “debt to income...

Buying Your First House After 60

It doesn’t happen often that there are circumstances that make it impossible for people to buy a home before 50 or 60 years old. Perhaps they’ve been in the military and have relocated most of their life or they have preferred to rent, letting someone else take care...

When Should I Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

When is the right time to lock in a mortgage rate? This is an open-ended question. I’ve had people ask me when the best time is to lock in their rate even the best time of day or the day of the week. But the best time to lock in a mortgage is usually when the...