Kevin Nguyen

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How Do I Get Rid of PMI?

How to Get Rid of PMI? PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) is a type of insurance that lenders may require borrowers to pay if they have a down payment of less than 20% of the home's purchase price. The purpose of PMI is to protect the lender in case the borrower defaults on the loan. However, once you have paid off enough of your mortgage or your home has appreciated in value, you may be able to get rid of PMI. Here are some ways to do so: Pay down your mortgage: If you make extra payments on your … [Read More...]

Ensuring A Stress-Less Closing

Buying a home is an exciting and exhilarating time. Between the time your offer is accepted, and when you finally have keys in hand and you are ready to step into your new home, it can be stressful. The escrow period, also known as the closing, can take the most easygoing home buyer to the brink of insanity. After you have negotiated your best price and come to an agreement, there are ways to make the escrow process less anxiety-provoking. Here are some tips from top real estate agents to help … [Read More...]

Financing A Pool In 2023: The Options

With the weather beginning to warm up outside, you might be thinking about installing a pool on your property. This is a great way to relax, entertain friends, and get some exercise; however, a pool can cost tens of thousands of dollars. What happens if you don't have enough money? There are several options available. Ask About A Pool Loan One of your first options might be to approach a local lender and ask for a pool loan. As the name suggests, this is a loan that can provide you with funding … [Read More...]

The Top Homeownership Expenses You Need To Know

Owning a home can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it's important to be aware of the expenses that come with homeownership. Understanding these costs can help you prepare for and manage them effectively, ensuring a smoother transition into your new home. The Mortgage Payment The mortgage payment is typically the largest expense that homeowners face. This monthly payment consists of the principal and interest on your home loan. The principal is the amount you borrowed to purchase the … [Read More...]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 17, 2022

Last week’s economic reporting included readings on inflation, retail sales, and consumer sentiment. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also released. March Inflation Slows as Retail Sales Fall Inflation slowed to a month-to-month pace of 0.10 percent in March as compared to February’s reading of 0.40 percent growth. Year-over-year inflation rose by 5.00 percent and fell short of analysts’ expected reading of 5.10 percent year-over-year inflation and … [Read More...]

Buying A House With No Money Down

If you dream of owning a house one day, you have probably realized that one of the biggest challenges is saving money for a down payment. You have already found your dream property, but then the lender asks you to put 20 percent down, which can be tens of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, there are alternative options available, and you may be able to purchase a home for no money down. VA Loans One option for qualifying borrowers is a VA loan. As the name suggests, this is a loan that is backed … [Read More...]