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New Maryland Mortgage Program - 1st Time Advantage

The Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP) is offered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and provides borrowers with program options to purchase in the State of Maryland.  Currently, the MMP offers 30-year, fixed-interest rate mortgages while making down payment and closing cost assistance available to eligible homebuyers.  These assistance options make purchasing a home more affordable… Read More

National Mortgage News Top Producers of 2018

National Mortgage News is a digital information resource providing news analysis and perspective on regulation, compliance, technology and loss mitigation for the entire mortgage industry.  Each year, this resource ranks the country’s top producing loan officers and mortgage brokers.  2018 marks the 20th anniversary of this Top Producers program which highlights those who pursued new market opportunities… Read More

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Big Savings with the VHDA Loan Combo

Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) offers a variety of affordable home mortgages to Virginians who otherwise might not be able to afford quality housing.  Add available special features, such as the Down Payment Assistance Grant and Mortgage Credit Certificate with a VHDA Loan Combo and increase money-saving benefits. What does the VHDA Loan Combo consist… Read More

The Scotsman Guide Top Originators of 2017

The Scotsman Guide has released their ninth annual Top Originator rankings for 2017.  This Guide provides the most comprehensive, intensely verified list of the top-producing mortgage professionals of the nation.  With more than 3,000 entrants, only 641 originators made it with 500 of them contributing to the total of 146,155 loans closed with a group volume of $50… Read More

First Home Receives First Place Top Producing Lender 2017 Award by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

On January 19th, 2018, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development honored its top four performing lender partners of 2017 – First Home Mortgage Corporation acknowledged as their Top Producing Lender.  With an audience of nearly 300 program partners, the department debuted their redesigned website, presented their new enhancements and processes on new loan and… Read More

Top 1% Loan Originators in the Country for 2017 - Mortgage Executive Magazine

2017 was a big year for First Home Mortgage Corporation.  The Mortgage Executive Magazine compiled a list of The Nations Top 1% of Mortgage Originators.  Included in this comprehensive list is 37 of First Home’s very own Loan Originators. WOW! To be eligible for such an achievement, each Loan Originator was required to produce a… Read More

New Tax Laws of 2018

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, designed to lower taxes and spur economic growth.  Most of these changes have already taken effect, starting on January 1, 2018.  Expecting to reduce taxes for individuals and businesses, this new tax reform bill will increase standard deduction, increase child credit… Read More

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7 Reasons to Own a Home

For most, it is the American Dream to own a home.  It has always been an important milestone of adulthood.  But as a first-time home buyer, how do you know it is the right thing to do?  Besides the obvious benefits of owning a home, here are additional advantages of owning rather than renting. Tax Benefits… Read More

What is Mortgage Insurance and Can I Cancel it?

What is mortgage insurance? Mortgage insurance protects the lender in the event the borrower defaults on the loan. Defaults include failure to make payments because of death, medical bills and job loss. Mortgage insurance can be provided by a private mortgage insurance company (PMI) or by a government agency such as FHA or VA. How… Read More

Equifax Breach and How You’re Affected

Equifax is one of the oldest and largest credit-monitoring companies, aggregating information on over 800 million consumers.  The company provides detailed information about personal credit and payment history of individuals, indicating whether they are eligible to receive a loan.  In order to provide a full credit report, Equifax houses an enormous amount of sensitive data, such… Read More