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Category: USDA

What does LTV mean?

Loan-to-Value An acronym often encountered in the home buying or refinancing process, LTV describes loan amount as a percentage of the purchase price or value of property. For example, an $80,000 loan on a $100,000 property equals an 80% LTV. You can also think of LTV as the inverse of your down payment. If you…
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No Money Down Options using USDA Financing

The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is designed to assist households in obtaining adequate but modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings and related facilities for their own use in rural areas. Loans are limited to applicants with incomes that do not exceed state and local Rural Development (RD) median income limits and property that…
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SELLER CONCESSIONS WHAT ARE THEY AND SHOULD YOU ASK FOR THEM WHEN PURCHASING A HOME? The whole mortgage process can have many components.  I’m going to address the closing costs area first.  Closing costs are fees associated with your home purchase that are paid at the transfer of the property from seller to buyer.  Some…
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Myth Busted – 20% Down Payment Purchases   

I bet you still think you need 20% down on your first-time purchase. Well that is just not true. There are many different programs available to all buyers with less than 20% down payment. Below is the list of programs offered to first time homebuyers. Conventional Options: The options available for Conventional vary based on…
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Learning the ABC’s of mortgage terminology Before tackling the mortgage process for the 1st time or the 5th time, understanding the mortgage language will help in the steps of your home purchase journey. Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM): A mortgage that will have an initial fixed rate for a set period of time and then the…
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20% Down Myth Debunked

There is a general consensus that you have to put 20% down to buy a home. Well, I’m here to debunk that myth.  The 20% down was a need many years ago, which led to the remnants of the thought that still echoes today. The truth is, you don’t need to have 20% to put…
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