Arizona First Time Homebuyer

Are you an Arizona First Time Homebuyer?  It does not need to be an intimidating process.  The process can be as simple as 1-2-3. Let ‘s walk through the basic steps to help you find your first home! 1.)  Talk to a professional local mortgage broker in Arizona to get Pre-Qualified.  2.)  Meet with a local Realtor and identify… [Read More]

Mortgage rates are rising

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Mortgage rates are rising in Phoenix, Arizona and across the nation to begin 2018.  How does this impact borrowers considering buying a refinancing in the near term? First, let’s look at why mortgage rates are rising so rapidly to begin 2018. Unfavorable mortgage rate news has come on the back of favorable economic strength news,… [Read More]

Phoenix Area Home Prices

Phoenix Area Home Prices have increased year over year for November 2017.  A majority of the Phoenix, Arizona area municipalities enjoyed healthy year on year gains from 2016 to 2017.  Meanwhile, the number of units sold in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area saw a mild increase from nearly 5500 units sold in November 2016, to 5700… [Read More]

A late payment on credit report

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A late payment on credit report may have a significant impact on your mortgage rate or even impact your credit approval for a new home purchase in Arizona. A recent 60 or 30-day late payment may drop the credit score as much as 60-100 points, especially if you have near perfect credit.  This is the… [Read More]

5 Conforming Mortgage Loan Benefits

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Today, let’s take a look at 5 Conforming Mortgage Loan Benefits in Arizona. Over the last few years, the most popular and cost effective mortgage for the Arizona Home Buyer is the Conforming Mortgage.  The government-sponsored entities that drive the conforming home loan market are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.   As part of their structure,… [Read More]

Arizona Conforming Loan Limits

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At the end of 2017,  the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would raise the baseline Arizona Conforming Loan Limit for 2018, for most counties across the country, including all counties in Arizona.   The reason for the increase in conforming loan limits is related to significant home-price gains that occurred during 2017. In… [Read More]