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Rural Development (RD) Loans A USDA guaranteed Loan is government-insured 100% purchase loan. These loans are only offered in non-urban areas and serviced by direct lenders that meet federal guidelines. USDA Loans – They’re NOT for Farmers! A USDA home loan has nothing to do with agriculture. USDA Loans used to be considered “farmers loans” […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 30th 2012

Cyber Monday is all about getting the best deal on those dream gifts. What better “dream gift” is there, than buying a new home instead of renting and paying someone else’s mortgage. Did you know you are probably paying more in rent than you would be owning? Our Cyber Monday special goes on every day […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 26th 2012

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Loans FHA loan programs are designed primarily for first-time home buyers and others with moderate incomes that have not yet been able to save the cash needed for down payment amounts. A program insurance charge is rolled into the monthly payment amount to support this program and typically ends as the […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 8th 2012

Credit Score:  Your credit score needs to be a minimum of 640 in order to qualify.  If you have had a previous Bankruptcy, the discharge must be at least 2 years.  A Prior Foreclosure or Short Sale needs to be at 3 years ago. Employment History: We look at your previous 2 years of employment […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Nov 6th 2012

It is actually pretty easy to build credit. Try one of the following ideas: Ask your bank or credit union about a secured credit card. You can make a deposit to your account and have a credit limit in the amount of your deposit. The bank takes little risk and you build credit slowly. Use […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 30th 2012

Debt Ratios First, look at your monthly gross income, before taxes and contributions. This is how much you make per month, not how much you take home. What you take home is net income. • Front-End Ratios Lenders use what is called a front-end ratio, which is reflected as a percentage of your gross monthly […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 26th 2012

HUD homes are aimed at low to moderate income buyers and great for first time homebuyers.  When a lender forecloses on an FHA home insured by HUD, HUD pays the lender the amount owed and then tries to sell the home at auction. This allows buyers to get the home way below market value. HUD […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 25th 2012

  Government Loans What is a Government Loan? A number of loan programs are sponsored by the federal government to assist American families to become homeowners. The programs are structured to insure various loan types, allowing lenders to approve loans for more people. The most popular government backed loan programs are the Federal Housing Administration […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Oct 11th 2012

On February 1st Minnesota Housing interest rates have dropped.  Please feel free to click on this link to see what is availiable http://www.mnhousing.gov/consumers/rates/index.aspx.  If you are in the market to purchase now may be a great time to act.  Remember you must be a first time homebuyer to use this program.  That means you can […]

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No Comments downpaymentadmin on Feb 3rd 2012