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Rates Just Dropped Below 4%!!!

May 30, 2019

30-year fixed mortgage rates fell for the fifth week in a row, sending the average rate below 4% for the first time in nearly a year and a half. Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate ...

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Huge Drop in Rates Sparks Refinance Surge

Apr 3, 2019

Roughly 5 million homeowners can now save money on their mortgages when they refinance their existing higher-rate loans. Last week’s sharp drop in interest rates made millions of borrowers eligible ...

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Mortgage Rates Lowest In 12 Months!

Feb 15, 2018

Mortgage rates fell to the lowest in a year as inflation concerns waned and investors braced for a slowing global economy. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.37% this past week according to Freddie ...

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Gaining Equity With or Without Appreciation

Jan 6, 2019

Since WWII homes have increased in value at an average rate of 3.5% each year. We all know that annual home appreciation rates have been higher lately which is great for homeowners, but let’s see ...

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Credit Event Waiting Periods

Dec 26, 2018

Almost a decade ago millions of people began experiencing severe financial hardship including bankruptcy, foreclosures, defaults and short sales due to the “Great Recession”. Today, ...

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FHA Loan Limits Increasing on Jan 1, 2019

Dec 15, 2018

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced their new loan limits for 2019. In high-cost areas, such as Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the new FHA loan limit ceiling increased to $726,525, up ...

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Loan Officer Spotlight - Greg Borgogna

Dec 7, 2018

Greg Borgogna is a mortgage professional with over 20 years of loan origination experience. He prides himself in having a complete understanding of the mortgage process. By taking a hands-on ...

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Conforming Loan Limits Increasing on Jan 1, 2019

Nov 27, 2018

In line with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announcement today, we’re increasing our maximum base conforming and high-cost area loan limits on January 1, 2019. For a one-unit ...

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We’ve Got Your Down Payment Assistance Options Covered!

Oct 2, 2018

Additional Lender Credit ON TOP of DPA = More $$$ to Buyers Downpayment as low as $0 with 2.5% Lender Credit For Closing Costs Drastically Lower Interest Rates On 1st Mortgage Flexible Qualifying Parameters Combine ...

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Exciting New Offerings From Woodside!

Aug 16, 2018

WOODSIDE NOW OFFERS 2-1 BUYDOWNS ON FHA, CONVENTIONAL & VA FINANCING! Brings your fixed rate 2% lower than the market rate for the first year and 1% lower for the second year!   _______________     _______________   6-MONTH ...

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Here's What They Said About Us in April 2018

May 10, 2018

At Woodside Mortgage, we work incredibly hard to provide the highest level of customer service that you deserve.   “Lisa Swarts provided exceptional customer service throughout the purchase ...

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Challenged Borrowers: How to get them Approved

Apr 6, 2018

How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your lender shows you the door? And how much monthly debt can you be shouldering — credit cards, student ...

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60% Of New Homes Are Built In HOA's

Mar 9, 2018

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, 59.8% percent of all homes started in 2016 were built within a community or homeowner’s association. The Census Bureau ...

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Gift Funds Make it Easier to Buy Homes

Jan 24, 2018

Over the last few years lending guidelines have opened-up to allow financial gifts from acceptable donors to be used towards all of the down payment on a house in most cases.  Gift funds are an especially ...

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Interest Rate is a Powerful Tool

Dec 15, 2017

Borrowers tend to focus on mortgage interest rates and not the actual mortgage payment. When the market shifts or if a borrower’s credit profile changes, a rate that changes from a 3.875% to 4% can ...

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Simple Tips to Save for a Down Payment

Nov 9, 2017

Saving enough money for a down payment for a home purchase may seem like an overwhelming task. However, a little research, focus and dedication is all it takes to move closer to accomplishing this life-changing ...

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Fannie Mae Helps Those with Student Loans

Oct 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae announced new policies that will help more borrowers with student debt qualify for a home loan. These innovations address challenges and obstacles to homeownership due ...

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Appreciation & Accessible Home Equity

Aug 4, 2017

Home equity has increased nationwide as the number of underwater homes declined due to continued annual home price appreciation, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ latest report. "December ...

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Appraisal Data: MLS & Public Records Now Very Similar

Jul 18, 2017

Appraised values are crucial in underwriting mortgages and CoreLogic says one of the challenges is to make sure the information an appraisal provides is valid.  Appraisers are supposed to use current ...

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FHA Loans Popular With Millennials

Jun 30, 2017

The residential market will begin to see more FHA loans as Millennials increasingly enter into homeownership, according to the latest Millennial Tracker Report from Ellie Mae. Millennials continue ...

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