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Category Archives: Home

06 May

Considering Buying or Refinancing a Home? Read This….

According to a survey conducted by J.D. Power, 27% of new homeowners ultimately came to regret their choice of lender. Twenty seven percent. The major reason for the dissatisfaction was overall poor customer experience. That's pretty vague so let's dive further. A lack of communication or unmet expectations (again back to communication) topped the "poor customer experience" sub list. Other regrets listed included pressure from the lender to choose a particular product/loan and not closing on time. Communication is a two way street. As a homeowner or potential homebuyer, you can remove some of the tension and turmoil of home...

13 Jul

It’s SUMMER TIME!

It's SUMMER TIME! Many of our Mortgage clients are asking us about financing pools. There are a few different options for this. For those of you buying a new home and leveraging a conventional loan, Efinity Mortgage offers the Fannie Mae Homestyle program. This allows our clients to finance the cost of improvements (pools included) into the home loan. The original appraisal is completed subject to the improvements being completed. Additional downpayments may be required depending on the final valuation. If you are an existing homeowner and looking to add a pool to your home, there are a number of...

10 Mar

Why Wait??

Mortgage rates have been historically low for several years, but a surprising number of borrowers are still not taking advantage even though rates fell again at the start of this year. How many? Close to 7 million. After the Federal Reserve raised its target interest rate in early December, the common expectation was that mortgage rates would rise. Refinances had already dropped by nearly a third throughout 2015, as rates inched up in anticipation of the Fed's move. "Global economic shocks then sent investors looking for the safety of U.S. Treasurys, driving down yields on benchmark 10-year bonds. Mortgage interest...