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Sep
18

VA Loans for Home Purchase

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If you’re a United States veteran and you’re looking to buy a home, consider getting a VA loan. These unique loans are guaranteed by the Department of Veteran Affairs (or VA) and are offered to service men and women and … Continue Reading

Worth Opinion Value  

Sep
16

WOV! – Worth, Opinion, Value

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WOV!  Worth, Opinion, Value There is a popular saying among real estate cynics that a house is only worth what someone will pay for it. Hmm So how does a seller know how much a buyer will pay? There are … Continue Reading

Chicken or Egg  

Aug
29

Chicken or Egg or Scrambling: Could Fears of a Recession Lead to One?

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In the 1st Century CE,  Plutarch posed the question regarding which came first, the chicken or the egg, as a philosophical matter in his essay “The Symposiacs.” I’ll bet you didn’t know THAT, did you? I am a veritable font … Continue Reading

Glossary  

Aug
20

Mortgage Terms: Not just the Length of a Loan

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A Glossy Look at First Choice Loan Service’s Online Glossary If you’re looking for a mortgage, it’s important to learn the common terminology. Being knowledgeable can help you better understand your loan and find the one that’s best for you. … Continue Reading

Low Rates  

Aug
9

How Low can you Go? Low Rates are Great for Refinancing!

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If you’ve been following any mortgage-related blogs or news sources, you know that people are refinancing like crazy! In fact, the Mortgage Bankers Association says there are almost twice as many refinance applications now compared to last year. Low rates … Continue Reading

 

Aug
8

Back to School – Down Payment Assistance and More for Teachers

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It’s that time of year that makes children all over the country groan – when back to school sales and advertisements remind us all that summer vacation will be over before we know it! Students, parents, and teachers alike can … Continue Reading

Woman Charts  

Jul
22

All About APR

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When looking at the terms of a mortgage, you’ll normally see a loan amount, the length of the mortgage, the down payment, the interest rate, and the APR. You may also see an estimated monthly mortgage payment and the amount … Continue Reading

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