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Renovation Loans

So, you like the location of your home, you don’t want to move but you would really like to update the exterior or the interior!  Don’t worry, there’s a loan for that! Actually, there are many.  Avoid feeling stuck or unhappy in your house if you don’t have the money on hand to pour into renovations. Instead, take a look at these various options that give borrowers an opportunity to update their home, increase the value of their home and be happier in it! Home Equity Loan (HEL) Have you lived in your home for awhile? Enough time to build up substantial equity? This would be the loan for you if you’re looking for funds for a big one-time project.  With a HEL, you are borrowing against the equity you’ve built up over time.  Are you wondering how to calculate your equity? Assess your home’s value and subtract the outstanding balance due on your existing mortgage loan. With a low and fixed interest rate, this loan is perfect for a large sum of money and it’s also...

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What Are USDA Loans?

As more people flock to suburbs and major cities, the rural communities in the nation are often left with a dwindling economy and lower job opportunity. Because of this, families in rural areas typically have a lower income vs a family living in a popular suburb with a booming economy. The USDA loan is designed to help lower income families in rural communities, because of it’s zero down payment requirement. The USDA loans are issued through the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program, by the United States Department of Agriculture. What is a USDA loan? The USDA loan program consists of three different kinds of loans. Home improvement loans and grants Much like the conventional renovation loan, the USDA also offers an option for those who would like to or need to update/repair their home. This program can also combine a loan and a grant for increased amounts. This is perfect for those in an older community where the standard of housing is very low and their options are...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Conventional Loans

We’ve all been at the stage of our adolescence where we watched TV shows and movies and thought to ourselves, “that’s the house I want one day.”  We genuinely believed that those “dream” houses on the screen were affordable for the average person because, well, the average person in the show lives there.  Before we knew it, we had grown up, paid our dues in life and soon realized that it was time to buy a house.  You quickly became aware of down payment requirements that you wish someone would have told you about years ago, credit scores that have more control over your life than you realized and something called PMI that everyone hates but always talks about.  How did those average people on TV afford such incredible houses?  We want you to get the dream home that you’ve had your heart set on for all these years. Although it may seem unattainable now, with our help at Volunteer Home Mortgage we will work with you every step of the way to get you there. First thing’s first though, we...

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FHA Loans

The thought of buying a home can be scary. All the paperwork, getting your credit in order, building up your savings for a down payment, getting approved or having the chance of getting denied for a loan. It’s all so… BIG. But, did you know that your down payment doesn’t actually need to be so big? And did you know that even if you have already owned a house, that you can use the FHA loan? MYTH-BUSTER: FHA doesn’t stand for “first time home buyer” but actually, “Federal Housing Administration!” There has been a major misconception about FHA loans over the years with buyers thinking that only first time buyers can utilize it. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Why is an FHA ideal? More lenient on your credit than a conventional loan 3.5% down payment (This can be a gift) with a credit score of 580 or higher (nerdwallet.com) You are eligible even if you had a foreclosure 3 years ago. Conventional loans require you to wait 7 years Possibility for lower mortgage insurance payments...

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