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7 Ways a Rural Development Mortgage Will Change Your World

Since a rural development mortgage funds 100-percent of the appraised value of a home, a buyer doesn't have to have a down payment. Sounds pretty simple. There are several life-changing factors that could come with a mortgage loan like this. Think about what a zero-down payment mortgage would do for you!

Wells Fargo Lowers FICO Scores for FHA Loans: What Does it Mean?

There’s talk in the news and throughout the housing market industry that lending giant Wells Fargo is lowering credit scores it requires for prospective home buyers financing with FHA loans. While this may seem – on the surface at least - like great news for Americans looking to buy a home … we approach this move with cautious optimism.

How USDA Rural Development Will Change America

Can the USDA save the American housing market? Besides stamping the beef in America, the USDA has another project that affects many people (even vegetarians). There's an agency within the USDA called "The Office of Rural Development." Part of its mission is to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

Don't Wait 90 Days for Your Mortgage Loan to Close

How long is taking for your mortgage loan to close? Did you go with a bank or a company that had the lowest rate? Maybe the mortgage lender you're with is someone your mom or dad recommended. And now it's been 90 days or more and your mortgage still isn't closed. That's not the case at some places. For instance, at AmeriFirst Home Mortgage our closing times are much lower according to the numbers. Let's take a look at a specific loan type: renovation mortgages.

When Did the Housing Bubble Burst?

Since the early 2000s, everyone from analysts to experts predicted the burst of the housing bubble. So, even contestants on a game show could have trouble quickly answering the question regarding the date. The bubble didn’t actually burst until late 2007. Typically, a burst in the housing market occurs in certain states or regions, but this one was different. It happened across the entire US.  

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