What Is A Second Mortgage and Its Benefits?
A second mortgage (sometimes just called a "second") is when you take out a home loan against a property that already has a mortgage on it. When you get a second mortgage, you use your home as collateral to gain access to cash locked up in the value of your home.
You can use this money to...
Get the Facts About Escrow Shortages
An escrow account is for making payments toward your real estate fees like taxes and insurance. It helps make these fees more manageable through monthly installments rather than paying a large lump sum when these bills are due. There’s typically a minimum balance that must be...
The Basics of Buying A Foreclosed Home
Curious about buying a foreclosed home? Here's what you need to know to get started.
What's A Foreclosure?
When a homeowner can't keep up with their mortgage payments, they often have no other choice but to give up the property to the lender. These properties are called...
Your Guide to Refinancing Your Condo
A condo refi is similar to refinancing any other home. The lender will look at your income, assets, and credit to ascertain your qualification. Plus, the condo will also be appraised to determine the property value.
However, since there are more variables when refinancing a condo, such as...
Home Inspection 101: A Homebuyer’s Guide
A home inspection alerts you to any immediate repair concerns plus gives you an idea of what it may cost to maintain the home in good condition.
Let's take a closer look at the home inspection process so you know what to expect, and what the inspection does and does not include...