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Helping renters become owners

Helping renters become owners

The homebuyer workshop at 1742 Lisbon Drive in Perkerson Park was a success!  We invited members of the rental community to come tour and learn about Downpayment programs from a Synovus Bank lender. We ultimately scored a great contract and on the way to closing!  The partnership with K3Hauling produced a great product and turnout.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces 2015 AHP Competitive Offering

$19.6 Million Available for Affordable Housing Development April 10, 2015 by RealEstateRama ATLANTA, – April 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that its 2015 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Competitive Round will open on June 1. Up to $500,000 will be awarded per project to its member […]

Mortgage Credit Eases, Applications Rise

Written by Blanche Evans on Thursday, April 9, 2015, RealtyTimes The latest Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) report from the Mortgage Bankers Association says that mortgage credit availability increased in March 2015. Based on data from Ellie Mae, the MCAI rose to 121.4, an indicator that mortgage credit is loosening. A finding under 100 means […]

How Homeownership Serves as a Steppingstone to Wealth

A recent editorial in the New York Times focused on homeownership and wealth creation, drawing on research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and concluding that “as a means to building wealth, there is no practical substitute for homeownership.” But just why is homeownership so important to building wealth? Here’s what the […]

Preparing Your Finances for Homeownership

by Courtney Soinski Are you considering buying a new home this spring? With tax season in full swing, now is the perfect time to get organized. Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will make, so it’s important to be well prepared before taking the leap. Follow these tips to prepare your […]

6 Creative Ways to Afford a Home

Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and the American Dream Down Payment Fund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, www.hud.gov. Explore seller financing. In some […]

Prior Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short sale? How long before you can buy a new home?

Vonda Henry with Academy Mortgage has provided a list( Can I Buy )- to help us determine how long one must wait to buy again after experiencing a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short sale.  Lending rules are constantly changing.  Recently, I have been pleasantly surprised to assist many who felt unqualified, in their home purchase.  During the economic down turn- we […]

GREEN Weekend:ENERGY-EFFICIENT MORTGAGES

Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Energy-efficient mortgages are one of the most beneficial and under-utilized programs the consumer can find and capitalize upon in today‘s real estate market. An energy-efficient mortgage can add an additional 15% of a home’s appraised value to the principal of a new loan or a refinance, often at no additional cost, […]

What is a VA Home Loan?

My “Nana” is 90.. and she’s buying her first home!  As the wife of a deceased veteran she is able to use a VA loan.  You wouldn’t believe how easy and smooth the process has been in working with a loan officer who is no stranger to processing these loans. Academy Mortgage proudly offers loan products […]