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|30 Year Fixed||3.750%||$0.00||3.789%||Click Here|
|25 Year Fixed||3.750%||$0.00||3.789%||Click Here|
|20 Year Fixed||3.625%||$0.00||3.699%||Click Here|
|15 Year Fixed||3.125%||$0.00||3.199%||Click Here|
|10 Year Fixed||3.000%||$0.00||3.089%||Click Here|
|7 Year ARM||3.375%||$0.00||3.399%||Click Here|
|5 Year ARM||3.250%||$0.00||3.299%||Click Here|
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Mortgage rates have taken a nose dive over the past week as 30 year fixed rate mortgages drop to 3.625% and 15 year loans fall to 2.990% for the first time in the past two years.
Lower than expected retails sales numbers have been a contributing factor, but also recent terrorist attacks abroad are causing significant turmoil for the economy in the short term.
In the long term, technology is playing a role in keeping rates low. More than ever before, retail banks are competing with online mortgage brokers like HomeJab who use technology to make the process more efficient. By bypassing the banks, consumers can close loans with fewer costs and lower interest rates.
HomeJab allows borrowers to lock in the best mortgage deals online without having to call a bank or speak with an annoying sales person. Mortgages are approved in less than two days and you can contact our support team 24/7.
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The dirty little secret in Real Estate? Large bureaucracies and outdated labor models are responsible for large costs in homebuyers’ mortgages.
“I spent 2 years working with a bank and it was the most ridiculous, inefficient system of all time. More than half the people working there do nothing all day. There is a lot of waste in the mortgage industry”, says HomeJab founder, Joe Jesuele.
The good news – it does not have to be that way. Today, mortgages can be processed online and sold directly to the wholesale market, completely bypassing the entire retail banking industry. All you need is a copy of your tax returns and a good internet connection.
In the old days, people would have to visit their stock broker in order to buy shares. Today, people buy and sell stock online in minutes. Finally, mortgage regulators are waking up and allowing online tech companies to enter the mortgage industry. This is blowing up the entire banking system!
Here is what the big banks do not want you to know….
At HomeJab, you have direct access to the wholesale mortgage market. These are the guys that the banks sell loans to. By cutting out the middle man, you get lower rates, lower closing costs and faster closings. The entire loan process can be done online and you are not bothered by annoying telemarketers and sales people.
Founded in 2012, the HomeJab Mortgage Marketplace is an online community connecting consumers with trusted mortgage professionals. Our site provides an easy to use search engine where consumers can tap into a proven network of loan consultants to seek expert advice in choosing the right loan product.
The HomeJab Mortgage Marketplace allows home buyers instant access to finding the right lender with the lowest rates for any situation.
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Start by choosing the best interest rate. Enter your information and receive a custom online quote with your new rate and payment.
Use HomeJab’s online application and receive your approval within 24 hours. You can now lock your rate and schedule your appraisal.
HomeJab will process your loan and set up the closing in 3 weeks or less. Sit back, relax and enjoy your new, lower payments!
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For many, owning a home is the American dream. It can also be the largest financial transaction of your life and, if you do it right, there are many advantages. Here are the big ones:
Unlike renters, homeowners build equity over time. On most mortgages, a portion of each monthly payment goes toward the loan’s interest. The remainder pays down its principal. (Your lender’s amortization schedule shows the exact proportions, which change over time, for each month’s payment.) Every dollar you put toward your loan’s principal represents a dollar of equity – actual ownership of the property. Once you reach 20% equity, or 80% LTV, you can tap that equity through a home equity loan or refinance your mortgage to secure a lower interest rate or longer repayment window.
You can also boost your home’s value, and thus lower your LTV, through judicious investments in home improvement. For instance, the home my wife and I recently purchased has only a rutted dirt driveway with a small shed at the end. Paving the driveway and building a proper detached garage in place of the shed would substantially increase the property’s functionality and curb appeal, potentially boosting its value by an amount greater than the project’s total cost.
Several tax benefits cater exclusively to homeowners, though not all homeowners qualify for all benefits. These are the most notable:
These benefits aren’t available to renters.
Even if you don’t initially think of your home as an investment property, you can turn it into a source of income. This can partially or totally offset your mortgage, tax, and insurance payments on it.
The easiest way to do this is by renting out part or all of the property, provided you follow all local rental property laws. You might rent out a basement bedroom to a friend, live in one unit of a duplex and rent out the other to strangers, or purchase and move into a second home, leaving your entire property free to rent. You can also plunge into the sharing economy and take in short-term renters via Airbnb, VRBO, or another house-sharing platform.
As a homeowner, your decorating, DIY project, and home improvement choices answer to no one, provided they don’t break local building codes or violate homeowners’ association rules. You can paint walls, add new bathroom fixtures, update your kitchen, finish your basement, or build a patio or deck to your heart’s content.
Radically changing your living environment to suit your whims is a fun, and even cathartic aspect of homeownership – and generally, it’s not available to renters.
Since homeowners tend to stay in their homes for longer than renters, they’re more likely to put down roots in their communities. This manifests in many ways. You might join a local neighborhood association, sponsor block parties or National Nights Out, volunteer at a nearby community center, join a school group, or align with a business improvement district. As a renter, you might not do any of those things, particularly if you know you may be moving in a year or two.
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Buying a home entails numerous upfront costs. Some are paid out-of-pocket after the seller accepts your purchase offer, while others are paid at closing.
To show the seller you’re serious about buying the property, it’s customary to accompany your purchase offer with an “earnest money” check. Earnest money generally ranges from 1% to 3% of the home’s purchase price, depending on local market conditions and the seller’s preference. After accepting the offer, the seller deposits the earnest money funds into an escrow account, and the amount is credited against your closing costs.
Your down payment is the percentage of the home’s purchase price that you pay upfront, typically at closing. You need to specify a down payment amount in your purchase offer, though you can change it prior to closing if the seller agrees. Your down payment amount varies widely based on your credit profile, local market conditions, and the type of mortgage loan you’re approved for, but typically ranges from 3.5% (chiefly for FHA loans) to more than 20% of the purchase price.
To ensure that the offer price matches the actual value of the home, lenders require a home appraisal prior to approving the loan. Appraisal costs, typically $300 to $500, are paid during or before the appraisal.
Home Inspection. Licensed home inspectors are trained to find potential problems and defects that might not be apparent to an inexperienced buyer doing a casual walk-through. For this reason, buyers are strongly encouraged to get one, even though private lenders rarely make loan approval conditional on a completed home inspection. The cost is similar to the appraisal and is usually paid at the inspection.
Since property owners pay property taxes upfront, usually in six-month increments, you need to compensate the seller for taxes paid on the period between the closing date and the end of the current tax period. This expense varies widely based on your local tax rate and the closing date. You could be responsible for nearly six months of property taxes, or practically none at all.
Lenders require proof of homeowners insurance prior to closing. You almost always need to pay the first year’s premium upfront, either on the date you purchase the policy or at closing. Homeowners insurance costs vary based on the value, style, location, and contents of the home, as well as your credit score, policy deductible, and coverage limits.
Appraisal, inspection, taxes, and insurance are just a few of the many line items bundled into your closing. Other closing costs include loan origination charges, credit report fee, flood certification fee, lender’s and owner’s title insurance, recording taxes, state and local transfer taxes, first month’s mortgage interest, and closing fee. As a rule of thumb, you can expect your total closing costs to range from 2% to 4% of the purchase price, with the ratio falling as the purchase price increases.
Depending on local real estate market conditions, general economic climate, and negotiations, the seller may agree to pay some or all of your closing costs. Before making an offer, ask your agent whether it’s realistic to expect the seller to share or cover closing costs in your current market.
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Experts suggest that you get preapproved for a loan before making a purchase. But what does that mean, and why is it important?
When you get preapproved, you submit a preliminary application to a lender. They review your credit, along with other items, and let you know what type of loan they’re willing to make. Getting preapproved helps you find out how much a lender will give you, at what rate, and what the terms look like.
It’s a way to find out — before the last minute — whether or not you’ll get the loan you need.
You do not necessarily have to borrow money when you get preapproved. You’re just getting information and bargaining power. If you get a better offer from another lender, you can take it. Likewise, the lender may not actually make a loan you’re preapproved for. If you and the lender have been thorough in the preapproval process, there shouldn’t be any problem. However, in some cases the loan only happens if certain criteria are met, such as:
The loan to value ratio is acceptable to the lender, and the lender agrees that the property is worth as much as you think it’s worth
Details about your income and assets can be verified (if they weren’t already)
With an auto loan, that you purchase from a dealer that can work with the lender
When you work with a lender, you find out exactly how much they’d be willing to lend.
They can run some numbers for you and help you figure out exactly how much you can borrow. You can also run numbers yourself using online calculators, but it never hurts to get preapproved and have a lender go over everything — they may see something that you didn’t. They know their policies, and other lenders are likely to have similar policies.
When you know how much you can borrow, you narrow down the universe of possibilities so that you only shop for what you can actually afford. You’ll avoid falling in love with something that may be out of reach financially (and that may tempt you to stretch more than you should).
Getting preapproved also allows you to shop like a cash buyer. You don’t need to line upfinancing at an auto dealer or tell a home seller that you haven’t yet talked to a lender. You and the seller can be reasonably confident that the money will be there if you decide to buy.
You can also understand the costs when you get preapproved. Lenders (whether it’s a credit union, auto dealer, traditional bank, or online lender) often quote attractive rates in advertisements. However, you may or may not qualify for those rates. When you get preapproved, lenders review your credit, income, and assets. They may also ask about the property you’re going to buy (a new or used car, a single-family home or a condo, etc). With that information, they can provide a quote that’s more customized to you and your situation.
What if you get preapproved and you cannot borrow as much as you’d like? You should start with the unpleasant task of considering whether or not to lower your expectations. If you find that you really need to borrow more, you have several options:
We here at HomeJab can help guide you through the entire process, ask us how.
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Are you looking to sell your home fast & easy with no hassles? By using the most advanced online video marketing techniques, we are able to get you the maximum amount of offers in record time.
With our videos, there is no need for open houses! #endofopenhouses @homejab
Are you a fan of HGTV or Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing? We also host a weekly TV show broadcasted to 2.6 million households in the Philadelphia area. Contact us today for a free home video and get your home on TV!
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We are proud to announce our recent launch in state of Oregon! At HomeJab, we are committed to producing the highest quality Portland real estate videos and photography services.
For all locations within 40 miles of downtown Portland, we can schedule your shoot in 48 hours or less. Our local production team includes some of the most talented filmmakers and photographers in Oregon specializing in walk-through video tours, photography and aerial footage.
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