13 Apr 2016

There are a myriad of regulations and guidelines set forth by the governing entities for mortgage companies. You may have heard of such giants as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. What many people do not know, is that after they write guidance and rules for mortgage banks, that particular bank will oftentimes make “rules on top of rules” which are called overlays. So you may call one Bank an...

13 Apr 2016

There may be a variety of reasons to refinance your mortgage. The most commonly known is to reduce your interest rate. However, this does not always make the most financial sense as mortgage loans are amortized (if you are on a fixed rate term) 365/365 days. This means that you can in fact reduce your interest rate any time you want by making additional payments. That being said, if y...