Monthly Archives: October 2017

    • Up-front Points to Lower the Rate

      When loans are quoted by lenders, most buyers pay attention to the interest rate but not so much to the points that may be charged along with the rate. A point is one-percent of the mortgage amount and considered pre-paid interest that affects the yiel...
      Written by InTouch
    • Debt Relief May Trigger Tax

      The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, originally passed in 2007, was extended three times to protect homeowners from paying income tax on debt that was relieved due to foreclosure, short sales or deed in lieu of foreclosure.   The law ...
      Written by InTouch
    • Indecision is Not a Decision

      There could be some legitimate reasons for not buying a home but indecision is not one of them. Indecision is rooted in not having enough information to move forward to own a home or continue renting. If you keep renting, at the end of the year, you h...
      Written by InTouch
    • Risk Rate Relationship

      Regardless of what a lender quotes on mortgage rates, the actual rate a borrower pays is based on a number of variables. Lenders determine whether to loan money and at what rate based on the risk involved with the transaction. Factors that increase t...
      Written by InTouch
    • Pre-approval is Good for Everyone

      Buyer’s mortgage pre-approval is good for everyone in the transaction. It saves time, money and removes the uncertainty of knowing whether the buyer will be qualified after negotiating a contract. The direct benefits include: Looking at &l...
      Written by InTouch

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