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Buying a Home

Articles on Home Buying

Inlanta Offers Mortgage Pre-Approvals

Recent news suggests that banks are abandoning mortgage pre-approvals even though they are an essential part of the home shopping and loan approval process. Don’t fret! You can still get your mortgage pre-approval and piece [...]


Mortgage Insurance Makes a Difference

What is Mortgage Insurance? Mortgage insurance is required when at least 20 percent of a home’s purchase price is not provided as a down payment. Basically, mortgage insurance protects lenders against homeowner defaults and encourages [...]


Buying A House In Winter

Benefits of Buying a House in Winter Industry Professionals Have More Availability - Since realtors are showing fewer houses in the winter, they have more time to focus on your home search. Lenders have less [...]


FHA Back to Work

FHA Back to Work Program The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced its “Back to Work” program, which is giving individuals who suffered a long period of hardship during the recent housing crisis a second [...]


Should I Buy A Home?

Homeownership continues to provide many benefits to U.S. households. In addition to obvious benefits of safety and shelter, homeownership offers households an opportunity to accumulate assets and build wealth. Home is Largest Asset for Many [...]


3 Common Mortgage Myths

Are pre-approvals and pre-qualifications the same thing? If you are pre-approved are you guaranteed to close your mortgage loan? Do all mortgage loans require a 20 percent down payment? In today’s blog post, we hope [...]


Avoid These 3 Mortgage Scams!

While the housing market slowly recovers, scam artists continue to prey on desperate homeowners. Don’t become a victim! Thousands of homeowners are duped each year through mortgage scams, according to senior counsel for the Fair [...]


Mortgage Rates Reach New Highs

Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) recently, showing average fixed mortgage rates reach new highs for the year. Mortgage rates rose followed bond yields higher with the expectant release [...]


Existing Home Sales Up 6.5%

Existing home sales rose 6.5% in July, reaching their highest level in nearly four years, the National Association of Realtors stated in a recent news release. Existing Home Sales Existing home sales have remained above [...]