Are you thinking of upsizing, downsizing or sizing somewhere in between? Maybe you're staying put but would love a better interest rate. We have helped you before and we can help you again! Many times we hear from past clients that circumstances have changed and they are worried about qualifying for a loan now. The good news is that we have many different loan products. Most of them are available for new purchases and refinances. So whether you are staying or going we have options that might work for you. We can tell you if you're eligible, what loan products fit your...

Do you have a homebuyer who isn’t exactly sure if they qualify for a traditional loan that meets the guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Have them call us! We can let them know if they meet the requirements and if not, we have loan options that might help them. One of our loan products is a full doc mortgage called Portfolio Select. This loan is for homebuyers who just miss qualifying for a Prime loan. The key is to have your client contact us early in the process. Our advisory approach and ability to match the right loan...

October is Fire Prevention Month! It is very important to make sure your family has a plan in place. By completing a short list of tasks, you can feel confident that your family and home is safe. Escape Route Plan It can be intimidating to discuss these scenarios with children, but it is crucial to ensure a safe escape as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association. Walk through your home with your family and identify multiple safe exits out of each room in the house. Ideally, there should be two exit routes from every room in your house. Designate a...

It is Who We Are Wednesday and today we are highlighting Licensed Mortgage Advisor Casey Cochran. Casey has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina for the past five years relocating there with her husband for his active Navy career. He has since separated from active duty service and is now a reservist. Casey is very proud of him for his service! They have a son who just celebrated his first birthday and two dogs, Molly and Lucy. She is an alumna from the University of Alabama and a devoted roll tide fan. Many people who know her are not aware that...

Mortgage applications for purchases and home sales have hit new records in volume since May according to reports from the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Interestingly, it is millennials who are the driving force in the purchase market. Millennials are taking advantage of today’s favorable market conditions that includes lower rates. Many need mortgage products that offer low to no down payment options and we have them! Tell your millennial clients to call us first as many lenders do not have the various loan options that we offer. According to Ellie Mae’s report on millennial purchases, FHA...

Self-employed? Veteran? Property Investor? Were you aware that there are specific loan types just for you? Maybe you have a family member or friend who fits one of these particular scenarios and they would like to purchase a home. Along with traditional financing we have niche lending products targeted to specific circumstances: Self-Employed Our Bank Statement program allows eligible self-employed people to use personal or business bank statements to qualify for a loan. You do not have to own 100% of a business to qualify. . Veterans We have a VA home loan for American veterans, military currently serving in the U.S and honorably discharged...

We know our Realtor clients are very busy based on the increase in purchase applications reported by The Mortgage Bankers Association. They report weekly on applications for new purchases based on their purchase index. Here is the latest information based on the week of Labor Day: New Purchases Although the percentage was down from the week prior due to the holiday, new purchase applications still increased 6% over the same week last year. This is due to mortgage rates holding steady and not increasing plus the demand for new homes is strong. August 2020 Performance Data for August 2020 revealed that new home purchases...

Fall weather can be the perfect time to enjoy the porch. Make the most of your outdoor area with fall décor that doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ve listed some ideas to up your porch game and a few fall maintenance items to help keep your home it’s best. HANG A FALL WREATH Hanging a wreath is so easy and you can keep it as simple or as over the top as you like. Fall leaves, magnolias, pumpkins and burlap ribbon are always nice together. Add a few pieces for Halloween that can be taken out and then you have a nice...

Angel Oak Home Loans (“Angel Oak”), a leading full-service retail mortgage lender, announces the hiring of senior mortgage experts Sean Casey and Kristy Benson, who will lead the firm's efforts to expand their lending operations throughout the Western United States. Angel Oak expects to establish and grow retail branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada, taking the lender’s status from regional to national. Casey joins the team as the Western Regional Sales Manager, where he will be responsible for overseeing the branch openings and executing plans for growth across the region. He brings over 18 years of experience in...

Our line-up of loan options just increased again! We are excited to announce that our non-QM Portfolio Select mortgage product is now available. Many homebuyers just miss qualifying for Prime and need alternative solutions. Portfolio Select is a full-doc non-traditional product that might help your clients who can’t qualify under strict guidelines.  This loan is available for purchases, rate-term and cash-out refinances with loan amounts up to $2.5 million. Contact a licensed mortgage advisor to learn more about the benefits of this product and how it might be an easy and quick solution for your clients! Portfolio Select Highlights: Up to 85%...