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Where can you get home loans below 5%? The First National Bank of Mom and Dad (Intra-Family Loans)

By:  Henry VanBuskirk, CFP®, Wealth Manager With all of the recent headlines in the news about mortgage rates increasing and waning home affordability, it seems daunting for the first-time home buyer.  A 30-year fixed mortgage now exceeds 7%, a level that hasn’t been seen since 2008. That same 30-year fixed mortgage was around 3% just a year ago.  The reality here is that you aren’t going...

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What You’ll Need When You Apply for a Mortgage

Since most people finance their home purchases, buying a home usually involves applying for a mortgage.  Here is some basic information to help guide you through the process. Mortgage prequalification vs. preapproval Before applying for a mortgage, you'll want to shop around and compare the mortgage rates and terms that various lenders offer. We can provide some referrals if you need one. When...

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