2019 Loan Limits Increase!

Given the rapid run-up in home prices over the last year, it’s no surprise that loan limits will also be going up in 2019.  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages eligible for acquisition or guaranteed by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae will be $484,350.…

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Max allowable DPA for MSHDA – Conventional

Step Forward Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Step Forward Down Payment Assistance (DPA) is federally-funded, forgivable and offered in 61 eligible zip codes in 10 Michigan counties. Step Forward has allocated $20 million to the Step Forward DPA program. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The down payment assistance is $15,000 and…

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MSHDA Step Forward Down Payment Assistance

Step Forward Down Payment Assistance (DPA) We have exciting news about a new, forgivable down payment assistance loan program launching October 8, 2018. Step Forward Down Payment Assistance (DPA) is federally-funded, forgivable and offered in 61 eligible zip codes in 10 Michigan counties. Step Forward has allocated $20 million to the Step Forward DPA program. Funds…

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Energy Efficient Homes Made Easy

The Easiest Ways to Save Money with Energy Efficiency Making a budget is a lot easier than actually sticking to it–we know. But when you become a homeowner, it’s even more essential that you make an effort to live within your means. Your house is not only your biggest investment, it’s also the place you…

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Unmarried and Buying a Home

What You Need to Know About Buying a Home as an Unmarried Couple Buying a home with a loved one is an exciting next step. However, home purchases between unmarried couples come with a few challenges. And since buying a home presents a significant financial investment and personal commitment, it’s important to know the challenges…

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Time for a Bigger Home

We may grow but our homes do not.  Starter homes are just that, for starters! Lets take into consideration the benefit of a larger home.  Of course the amount of space for living and storage; no more elbow bumping or closet overloads when a larger space is available! Well that’s just obvious.  Consider how you…

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Homes for No Money Down

No Money Down Home Loan Programs USDA Home Loan A rural development mortgage from the USDA is a zero-down loan for low-to-moderate income families. Besides the no money down, you’ll enjoy other perks like a mortgage insurance premium (mip) is that’s lower than most other home loans. There are a few limitations to this loan,…

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