Top 5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Realtor

Today's Guest Blogging topic is: How to hire the best Realtor for your needs With: Jessica Wallace, REALTOR @ COLDWELL BANKER Working with the right Realtor makes a huge difference in your success in home buying or home selling.  The 'right' Realtor will be different for each person as well depending on personalities and goals. ... Continue Reading →

All About Private Money

Education & Value is what our blog is about. Yapping about ONLY mortgage related business is boring and not what we strive for as a company. This is why we bring in guest bloggers to talk about all areas of business. Today's topic is: Private Money aka Hard Money Lending With: Mark Van Dellen, Senior... Continue Reading →

Should You Use a Local Lender?

If your local lender is our team at Mason Mac, then yes, you should always use the local lender.  We kid, we kid...ok, maybe we're serious.  There is a perception when shopping for a mortgage that's often shared by real estate agents, and that is that the local lender is always a better option than... Continue Reading →

Can a Non-Citizen Get a Mortgage?

If you're wondering if a non-citizen can get a mortgage in the US, the short answer is yes.  The longer answer is also yes...but with a few additional details and restrictions. Straight from the Fannie Mae selling guide (the book that lenders use to determine eligibility for conventional loans):   "Fannie Mae purchases and securitizes... Continue Reading →

5 Ways Your Lender Can Help You Get the House

In today's competitive housing market where many areas nationwide are seeing a far-leaning seller's market with limited inventory, it's important for buyers to put their very best foot forward and have all their t's crossed and i's dotted before they find "the one". Most buyers don't consider just how much their mortgage lender can help them land... Continue Reading →

Benefits of a Homestyle Renovation Loan

According to Fannie Mae, the "HomeStyle Renovation mortgage permits borrowers to include financing for home improvements in a purchase or re-finance transaction of an existing home". The HomeStyle Renovation Loan gives borrowers a convenient option to pay for renovations. Additionally, this loan provides an alternative to a second mortgage, home equity line of credit or other type... Continue Reading →

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