HUD has loosened its rules regarding FHA loans for condos. Learn what that means for your clients.
Nontraditional couples have been going in on big purchases together forever. But unmarried duos going in on a property purchase together is a rapidly growing trend. What does this mean for agents?
There are many misconceptions about the simplicity of the process of separating out a home loan. Learn why executing a quitclaim deed may not be the only thing your clients need to do.
Brokers share tips for working with unmarried buyers, as well as their stories of going through the experience themselves — for better or for worse.
Whether it’s a group of friends investing in a multi-unit building or a couple that sees no need to tie the knot before buying a home together, agents and buyers have plenty of reason to understand the distinctions between different types of joint ownership structures.
Mortgage lenders and developers regularly find themselves working with a team of agents or brokers, which comes with its own advantages and common issues.
Two new policies in the works have the potential to reshape the way homebuyers access credit through programs backed by the U.S. government.
This summer, the mortgage industry has good news for veterans in high-cost real estate markets thanks to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, recently signed into law. But the bill was nearly bad news for those interested in VA loans, as previous versions would have raised VA loan fees.
The mortgage lending industry and its public referees have responded to short-term rentals with more accommodation than restriction, a positive development for homeowners who hope to earn income through a short-term rental platform. Not only is it possible for homeowners to potentially secure more favorable financing terms on their primary residences if they are renting them out — they also have the same opportunity to do so if they purchase a second home.
When it comes to lending, the rules seem to change weekly. To help keep you in the know, it’s wise to seek the expertise of lending professionals like the ones featured in this story, who opened up to us