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New Conforming Loan Limits Are Here!

The results are in, and they could have an impact on your home buying journey. Effective today, homebuyers may now borrow up to $726,200 in most counties and up to $1,089,300 in higher-cost areas! The limit on conforming loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is assessed annually. In September, First Home Mortgage responded […]

November 29, 2022
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Three Things to Know about the Fed’s Rate Decision
Three Things to Know about the Fed’s Rate Decision

The Federal Reserve just increased the Fed Funds rate .75%. What does that mean, and how does it impact the mortgage market? Here are three things to know about today’s news: 1. The Federal Reserve Influences Mortgage Rates, They Do Not Set Them Many have the misconception that the Federal Reserve’s actions have a direct […]

September 21, 2022
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Understanding the Increase in Homeowners Insurance Premiums
Understanding the Increase in Homeowners Insurance Premiums

Have you noticed an increase in your homeowner’s insurance premiums lately—maybe significantly? If so, you are not alone. There are a number of factors that impact how high or low insurance premiums are, and there are several currently at play which have contributed to a recent rise for many homeowners. What Drives the Increase in […]

June 30, 2022
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The Federal Housing Authority Announces Update to Student Loan Policies
The Federal Housing Authority Announces Update to Student Loan Policies

Understanding which home loan program is the most beneficial for you when purchasing or refinancing a property is key to making a successful loan choice. Our loan officers are up to date on the best programs and newest guidelines and are here to educate you on your most advantageous options. If you have current or […]

July 08, 2021
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New Conforming Loan Limits for 2021
New Conforming Loan Limits for 2021

LOAN LIMITS FOR FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC INCREASE TO $548,250 IN 2021, AN INCREASE FROM $510,400 IN 2020. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits for mortgages for 2021. Each year, the baseline conforming loan limit is adjusted accordingly with the change in the average […]

January 05, 2021
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Low Housing Inventory Leads to an Increase in Bidding Wars
Low Housing Inventory Leads to an Increase in Bidding Wars

Many changes are facing home buyers currently house hunting during the Coronavirus pandemic – most notably housing inventory. State and county restrictions directed towards protecting our health have led to new methods of interacting with realtors, loan officers, and home sellers. Virtual tours and meetings abound, and open houses are limited and require additional precautions. […]

June 26, 2020
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Four Signs You Should Refinance Your Mortgage
Four Signs You Should Refinance Your Mortgage

With mortgage rates still hovering around all-time lows, it might be a good time to consider refinancing your mortgage to snag a lower rate. Refinancing can reduce your monthly payment and total interest costs. Even if your home loan is as recent as last year, it still may be worth replacing. Here are 4 signs […]

April 22, 2020
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No Contact House Hunting
No Contact House Hunting

Amid rising Covid-19 cases and in consideration of the health and safety of agents and clients, Bright MLS has temporarily loosened its restrictions on home listings which previously required properties to be shown in person in order to stay on the market. If you are a future homebuyer or have been perusing listings you may […]

April 01, 2020
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Which Renovations Have the Highest Impact on Your Home’s Value?
Which Renovations Have the Highest Impact on Your Home’s Value?

Remodeling your home is a wonderful way to make it your own when you first move in, or to update the space as your needs and styles change over time. Since home renovations can be pricey, balancing your budget and wish list can be tricky. Fortunately, there are lots of projects that can make you […]

January 02, 2020
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New Loan Limits!
New Loan Limits!

Loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac increase to $510,400 in 2020, an increase from $484,350 in 2019! There has been an update provided by The Federal Housing Finance Agency. The agency has announced the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits for mortgages for 2020. Each year, the baseline conforming loan limit […]

December 18, 2019
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FHA Revises Condominium Requirements
FHA Revises Condominium Requirements

After a long-awaited update, the FHA is finally issuing a change to condominium guidelines. It was announced Wednesday that spot approvals are back, and steps are being taken in order to loosen eligibility requirements. With these revised guidelines, FHA is expecting the update to qualify an additional 20,000-60,000 condo units per year. Changes that will […]

August 14, 2019
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