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Use rental income to qualify for a mortgage

Using Rental Income to Qualify for a Mortgage
September 15, 2013

Would you buy a property if you knew someone else would be paying your mortgage – until the home is free and clear? That’s what real estate investors aim for and achieve on a regular basis. If you want to do the same, you’ll want to know about the things your mortgage lender will look […]

What to Expect When Buying an Investment Property
August 7, 2013

Home values across the country appear to have not only stabilized but increasing at various rates from such diverse markets as Texas, Illinois, Arizona and nearly everywhere in between. In fact, the most recent Case-Shiller report, a research company that tracks housing data, recently reported a 12.2 percent year-over year value increase. It appears real […]

HARP 2.0 for Investment Properties and Second Homes
July 26, 2013

It’s a common misconception that HARP 2.0 can only be used for your primary residence. But it can also be used to refinance a rental property, otherwise known as an investment property, or a second home. It’s true that HARP 2.0 is most commonly used on primary residences. Yet since its inception, 10.6% of HARP […]

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Fannie Mae Delayed Financing Rule - no seasoning requirement cash purchase reimburse

Fannie Mae Delayed Financing: Reimburse a Cash Home Purchase with no Seasoning Requirement
July 17, 2014

It’s a rather odd term and something that’s somewhat counter-intuitive at first glance. The term “delayed financing” might indicate nothing more than putting off a home purchase or waiting to qualify for a mortgage. But it is a new term and something that Fannie Mae came up with in 2011. The loan program is currently […]

Investment property or second home

It’s a Great Time to buy a Second Home or Investment Property
April 17, 2014

Earlier this month, the National Association of Realtors released their annual Investment and Vacation Home buyers Survey that collects data on existing and new-home sales. The report is always packed full of numbers and some of those numbers can be a bit overwhelming, as in “information overload” but there are definitely some nuggets to be […]

Use rental income to qualify for a mortgage

Using Rental Income to Qualify for a Mortgage
September 15, 2013

Would you buy a property if you knew someone else would be paying your mortgage – until the home is free and clear? That’s what real estate investors aim for and achieve on a regular basis. If you want to do the same, you’ll want to know about the things your mortgage lender will look […]