0% Down Home Loan – WOW!

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ZERO DOWN… Yes, it’s true! For many New Jersey First-Time Home Buyers, homeownership just became a bit easier – and more affordable – thanks to a special 0% down payment home loan offered by American United Mortgage Corporation. As part of our commitment to community reinvestment...

The Myth About Mortgage “Pre-Approvals”

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It’s early Saturday morning and Tom and Susan are celebrating. You see, their real estate agent just called to let them know that the seller accepted their offer. Tom and Susan were finally about to become homeowners. Their realtor indicated that the seller decided to accept...

3 Tips for Home Buying Success

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Buying a home can be an exciting and rewarding experience.  However, the road to homeownership is often filled with roadblocks that can prevent you from reaching your goal. Here are 3 tips to help you navigate the home buying process successfully; Tip 1:  Become a...

Renovate your Home this Spring with a FNMA HomeStyle® Renovation loan

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If you’re planning a spring renovation project and wondering how to cover the cost, consider the advantages of refinancing with a FNMA HomeStyle® Renovation loan. What is the FNMA HomeStyle® Renovation Loan? This Conventional home loan allows homeowners to refinance their...

Fix & Flip Financing for Investors

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Financing for Real Estate Investors Property flipping is at its highest level since 2007, which is not surprising. Rising home values along with an abundance of older homes in need of upgrades is helping flippers locate, renovate and sell properties to home buyers at a rapid...

Can closing costs be rolled into my home purchase loan?

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When you set out to buy real estate, in addition to the funds needed to cover the minimum required down payment, you will also need to set aside funds to cover closing costs. Items such as; Title insurance Survey Searches Your Attorney Fee Tax & Insurance escrow deposits...

Buying and Selling your Home at the Same Time

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The Balancing Act of Buying & Selling your Home at the Same Time When you are in the market for a new home, you may find yourself in the situation where you are both buying a new home and selling your existing home at the same time. To some, this task can be overwhelming …and...

Getting Married? Say “I Do” to Homeownership

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Wedding planners will tell you, to have a successful wedding it’s important to begin the planning process months in advance of your special day. Preparing for the next phase of your life together – Homeownership – is not much different. In fact, home buying experts suggest that...

2 Little-Known Credit Score Killers

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 2 Little-Known Credit Score Killers….to avoid! Having a high credit score can save you a great deal of money when it comes to interest on things like mortgage loans, auto loans, lines of credit, …and even insurance premiums. Many consumers are aware of the common factors...

Tired of Bidding Wars? Bypass your competition by turning that “fixer upper” into your dream home with renovation financing.

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  Home buyers often look for homes that have been upgraded. Realtors prefer to show their clients properties that have good curb appeal.  This combination often leads to multiple offers on the same home – aka “bidding wars”. In today’s competitive real estate market, bidding...