How Do I Know Which Non-QM Program Is Right for Me?

How Do I Know Which Non-QM Program Is Right for Me?

Not all Non-QM products are right for all, as the diverse programs are designed to meet the unique needs of specific types of borrowers. Determining which Non-QM loans fit your needs requires a deep dive into your goals and finances – best done in consultation...
How Experienced Investors Can Diversify Their Portfolios

How Experienced Investors Can Diversify Their Portfolios

It’s a lesson many learn during childhood: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Wise words that carry into adulthood and ones that seasoned investors apply to real estate. So let’s look at a few ways to do that with Luxury Mortgage products. Focus...
The Importance of Speed in a Competitive Real Estate Environment

The Importance of Speed in a Competitive Real Estate Environment

If you’re in the market for a new home this year, you’re probably aware of the need to act quickly once you’ve found “the one” or someone else will be there to make an offer. With homes selling faster than ever, lenders are having to work faster than ever to keep up...
Investing in Real Estate During a Hot Market

Investing in Real Estate During a Hot Market

Oftentimes, those looking to invest in properties don’t fit the standard mold for traditional mortgages, making Non-QM financing ideal for helping savvy investors build their real estate portfolios. Especially in today’s fast-moving and red-hot real estate...
What is Down Payment Assistance? How Do I Know if I Qualify?

What is Down Payment Assistance? How Do I Know if I Qualify?

For many, a down payment seems like the biggest obstacle in achieving their dreams of owning homes. Saving up to 20% of a home’s price in cash can seem like an insurmountable goal, especially with today’s rising home prices. But that’s not the only...
Excellent Financing Options for Low-Income Borrowers with HomeReady and Home Possible

Excellent Financing Options for Low-Income Borrowers with HomeReady and Home Possible

Gone are the days when borrowers with low income and not-so-perfect credit didn’t have options for purchasing a home. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two major agencies that buy and sell mortgages from lenders, created mortgage programs designed for low-income...
Think You Can’t Qualify for a Home Loan Because of Your Income Status? Cue: Non-QM Financing

Think You Can’t Qualify for a Home Loan Because of Your Income Status? Cue: Non-QM Financing

Traditional mortgage products aren’t the only way to qualify for a home loan. With more and more home buyers working non-traditional jobs, the lending landscape is changing to address the specific income status of those unique potential home buyers. Cue: Simple...
Tips for Finding Real Estate Resources When Relocating

Tips for Finding Real Estate Resources When Relocating

There is a never-ending list of things to worry about when you relocate, whether to a new city or a completely different state. One of the biggest stressors is buying a new home. Here are some tips to help you find all the real estate resources you need to relocate....
How Inflation Affects Consumers’ View of the Housing Market

How Inflation Affects Consumers’ View of the Housing Market

As inflation continues to rise in the U.S., the effects are rippling through the housing market. Let’s look at how consumers in this market are reacting to rising prices. Some Buyers Are Speeding Up, Others Are Hitting the Brakes The Mortgage Bankers Association...
Non-QM Highlight: Bank Statement Loan Financing

Non-QM Highlight: Bank Statement Loan Financing

Are you self-employed? A gig economy worker? Perhaps you generate income from investments rather than a salary. If so, or if you have similar non-traditional income, the standard approval process of a traditional mortgage may not suit your unique situation. But a bank...