Monthly Archives: September 2017

More Appraisal-Free Mortgages as Fannie Mae Expands Property Inspection Waiver

More homeowners and homebuyers can hope for appraisal-free transactions as Fannie Mae’s property inspection waiver is in full swing. Approvals on conventional loans with no appraisal are expected to climb, reducing the costs and time it takes to get a mortgage. An appraisal is a staple in any refinance or purchase transaction. Lenders normally require […]

Why Should You Get a Mortgage Pre-approval First?

It’s quite easy to get caught up in the excitement of looking for a home to buy. But within your home buying journey, establishing that you’re a serious buyer is a plus. Usually, this can be established through a mortgage pre-approval. Buying a new home is a long process. It takes effort and preparation, especially when […]

Fannie Mae Offers Solutions for Borrowers with Student Loans Buy Homes, Reduce Student Debt

Fannie Mae has unveiled three big changes to how conventional loans are underwritten via Desktop Underwriter® Version 10.1. These new policies are meant to bring homeownership closer to borrowers with student loans or at least, reduce their student debt via a refinance. “We understand the significant role that a monthly student loan payment plays in […]