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600px-us-federalreservesystem-seal1With the Implosion of the mortgage market. Unfortunately we had to slow up and focus more attention on other areas of the business EXCLUDING this blog!! Wellll on that note things have picked up a bit and rates are at a CRAZY low. NOW is the oppurtunity for everyone to refinance. The Fed (short for federal reserve.. aka the people that print off our money)  cut mortgage rates because of the poor state of our economy.

What happens is the federal reserve lends money that they print off and charge an interest rate to banks. The banks then charge an interest rate on that money to us, the consumer. The “prime” rate is the rate directly influenced by the federal reserve and is usually 3 percentage points higher.  The fed rate is down to about .25% which translates a prime rate of about 3.25%. This is extremely low causing mortgage rates to drop to the low 5 percentage, even as low as 4.75%.

Call us to talk about how low we can get your current rate. This is cheap money. The only tough part is that the credit crunch is still effecting many and shaky credit may not get the same low rates.

here is a relative article

Purchasing your first home can be a daunting task for many first time homebuyers. Many individuals do not have the best credit and finding a home loan that wont kill your paycheck can be a hard task. Others are concerned about the up front costs that come with purchasing a home including money down, closing costs, taxes, etc.

FHA is a solution to many of these questions and doubts.

Today’s FHA terms are pretty straightforward. In fact, in many markets the rates and terms are better than those for conventional 80% / 20% down payment loans.

There is little or no adjustment to the interest rate for an FHA loan, as the rates vary within .125 percent of a conventional loan. (like stated earlier right now are lower due to market conditions)

Normal subprime lenders have employed much higher interest rates in order to compensate for the increased risk of the loan. Because FHA loans are guaranteed, there is substantially less risk for the lender and therefore interest rates are lower

Mortgage insurance is funded into the loan, meaning a premium of 1.5% is added to the loan balance instead of being paid out-of-pocket. In addition, a small portion for the mortgage insurance premium is added to the monthly payment, but it is far less than private mortgage insurance premiums.
Borrowers can finance 97% of the purchase price and put down 3 percent. In some instances, when using the down payment assistance programs that supplement FHA, the down payment can be zero.
Allowable debt ratios are higher than the debt-ratio limits imposed for conventional loans.

Stop renting today and purchase your first new home. Why pay for someone else to build equity when you can jump on lower FHA loan rates and build your own wealth? Don’t be intimidated by the thoughts of upfront costs and take that first step to purchasing your first home. It may not be a brand new house but it’s always nice to have a roof over your head that you can say belongs to you.

I am going to be posting a series of articles to fully let you, the consumer/client, know everything there is to know about going with an FHA insured loan.

Most of you know about the “mortgage meltdown” with alot of subprime lenders going under, now FHA loans are making a strong comeback as a useful alternative for first-time home buyers. FHA is also great for home buyers with less than perfect credit. If you are a first-time home buyer or have bought a home before and have less than perfect credit you have come to the right place. We consider ourselves FHA specialists and many colleagues have told us we were way ahead of the curve when it came to the mortgage, while everyone else was scrambling to just become licensed in FHA loans. NOW to find out if this is a good option for you all you have to do is answer a few questions.

Because it’s an FHA loan, lenders will offer you lower, more affordable rates. This is possible because the FHA insures lenders, so they have less risk by taking you on as a borrower.

Want to learn more? Check back every couple of days, we’ll eventually post up the full guide. And if you’re in the mortgage industry, contact us for the Informative powerpoint for mortgage professionals.

As always, for a personalized analysis, connect with one of our specialists online
Or give us a call 908-625-4982

There is a Woman were dealing with right now and she filed for bankruptcy about 7 months ago. Most people wouldnt think they could get a mortgage after a chapter 13 medical bankruptcy, but we are getting it done here at Ford Financial. Thats what makes us REALLY different, Sharon has the connections to get things done whether you are a perfect borrower and are looking for a traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgage or not so perfect and are still looking for a loan. 

So what does someone like this need to know?

You dont need to wait 4 years, 3 years, or even 2 years from the date you filed for bankruptcy. All you need to do is wait 1 year, pay all of your bills on time, and write up a really heart felt explanation letter about why you filed, and the circumstances life threw at you. If your self employed  you need to also show letters that you still have that client base that you had before the bankruptcy and business is still strong.

ALSO it doesnt hurt to have some credit repair done.. We now also have a new LLC called Ford Credit Restoration which I will most likely post about in the near future. Its amazing what theyre doing with credit repair today.