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Project Reinvest in Baltimore City

The Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore and the Maryland Mortgage Program are partnering to promote Project Reinvest in Baltimore City.  They are offering additional down payment assistance of $10,500 for eligible purchases in Baltimore City. The NHS help people find a place they can call home in Baltimore by gathering resources, simplifying information, researching money-saving incentives… Read More

CAUTION- The Dangers of Rate Shopping

Buying a home will probably be the largest purchase you ever make.  With that in mind, you want the lowest interest rate, right?  WRONG!  The lowest advertised interest rate may not be your best option.  Some lenders and mortgage brokers advertise low rates, but don’t inform you of all the additional points and fees that… Read More

ALERT- DC Open Doors Closing Cost Grant Special

DC Housing Finance Agency is offering a DC Open Doors Closing Cost Grant Special in the amount of $1,500.  This can only be used towards the borrower’s closing costs and the loan must be closing between June 9, 2017 and September 1, 2017. Eligibility Borrower must purchase a home in the District of Columbia The… Read More

First Home Mortgage Corporation is back at it again!

The Scotsman Guide has released its 5th annual Top Mortgage Lenders of 2016.  First Home Mortgage has been ranked 43rd in Top Overall Volume and 25th in Top Retail Volume in the nation. Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for Mortgage Originators, will release their list of the country’s Top Mortgage Lending Companies in their June… Read More

The Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2016

The Scotsman Guide is one of the leading resources for Mortgage Originators.  Every year for the past eight years, the Scotsman Guide calculates the highest producing Loan Originators for each calendar year.  To be included in the Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2016, Loan Originators must have had at least $40 Million in loan volume or… Read More

Mortgage Executive Magazine- Top Originators from First Home Mortgage Corporation

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes to First Home Mortgage Corporation’s top-producing Loan Officers of 2016.  These 50 individuals are among the top 1% Mortgage Originators of America, according to Mortgage Executive Magazine.  To qualify for this achievement, each Loan Officer was required to produce a minimum of $30 Million in 2016.  First Home Mortgage Corporation is proud to announce… Read More

FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premiums UPDATE

*Update 1/22/17: The Trump administration suspended the pending rate cut to FHA mortgage insurance indefinitely. The National Association of Realtors have requested that the premium cut be reinstated in order to help up to 40,000 new homebuyers in 2017. Presently, it is unclear whether this suspension will be repealed.* Original post: On Monday, the Federal Housing Administration announced it… Read More

2016 Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Purchased or refinanced a home in 2016? Find out the tax benefits available to you as a homeowner. For most people, the annual task of completing income taxes is about as exciting as a visit to the dentist’s office. BUT…homeownership typically means increased tax deductions, which are generally considered to be a good thing. Use… Read More

First Home Mortgage Wins the Baltimore 2016 Top Workplace Award

Last night, First Home Mortgage accepted the 2016 Top Workplace honor from The Baltimore Sun. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey which reflects organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces… Read More

FHFA Increases Loan Limits for 2017

Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced loan limits would increase for the first time since 2006. For over 10 years, the maximum loan limit for single family homes has been $417,000 in most counties across the country. In 2017, the loan limit will rise to $424,100, an increase of 1.7%. Why did… Read More