The 2% Down Payment Mortgage: Can You Get One?

The biggest barrier for many would-be homeowners is the pile of cash that’s needed before a bank will even discuss a mortgage. The Federal Housing Administration, in an effort to boost the housing market, recently lowered down-payment requirements to 3.5% of the purchase price, but by the time would-be buyers consider closing costs, they still … Read more

How Soon Can I Buy a New Home After Foreclosure? – Raeburn

“Dear Andy, We refinanced our mortgage with the assurance we could refinance our home in two years. The company had our appraisal fixed to overstate the value of our house. The mortgage was sold to another comapny and when we went to refinance we were too far upside down for them to pursue helping us. … Read more

Can I Rent Out Some Rooms in My New Home With an FHA Mortgage? – JJ

“Dear Steve, Purchased home under an FHA loan. Will be inspected to see if I am a primary resident in a month and a half. If this is my primary residence, am I also allowed to rent out a couple of the rooms? JJ” Dear JJ, Well you want to be very careful that you … Read more

We are Trying to Get Our Short Sale with Bank of America Completed on Our FHA Mortgage. – Shawn

“Dear Steve, We currently have an FHA loan through B of A, it has been a struggle but we have remained current. We are going through a short sale currently, Bank of America is the primary & only lender involved. Our home is likely worth $80-100,000- in today’s market, but we owe $240.000. We started … Read more