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We have streamlined the lending process by keeping each loan in-house. You save time — and money.

In addition, because we're backed by VanDyk Mortgage Corporation, one of the largest privately held direct lenders in the country, we are able to offer very competitive rates and low closing costs.

A Better Mortgage Process:

We have streamlined the lending process by keeping each loan in-house. You save time -- and money.
In addition, because we're backed by VanDyk Mortgage Corporation, one of the largest privately held direct lenders in the country, we are able to offer very competitive rates and low closing costs.

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We offer a variety of residential home loans for both Purchase and Refinance transactions:

  • FHA Purchase & Streamline Refinances
  • VA Purchase and IRRL Refinances
  • USDA 100% Rural Development Loans
  • Jumbo loans up to $3,000,000

We offer a variety of residential home loans for both Purchase and Refinance transactions:

  • FHA Purchase & Streamline Refinances
  • VA Purchase and IRRL Refinances
  • USDA 100% Rural Development Loans
  • Jumbo loans up to $3,000,000
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right loan. Payment Calculators, Mortgage Glossary, Real
Estate Newsletters, and free downloads to help you make
educated, well informed, decisions.

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We offer all the goodies you need to help you choose the
right loan. Payment Calculators, Mortgage Glossary, Real
Estate Newsletters, and free downloads to help you make
educated, well informed, decisions.

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Mortgage Advice Column

Why Winter Is a Good Time to Sell


Today, we'll go over selling your property in the winter season. The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't sell your home in the winter because no one wants to buy a home and move during the holidays. However, we've seen that winter is one of the best times to sell and get top dollar.


Why? It's a simple matter of supply and demand. Due to the conventional wisdom out there, many people opt to wait and sell in spring or even take their homes off the market during the fourth quarter. This leads to a shortage of inventory.

No one wants to move during the holiday season. Those that move during winter do so because they have to. Maybe they are a military family. Perhaps, they've been transferred by their employer and need to move in by the end of the fiscal year, which is December 31st. These buyers are highly motivated. Since there aren't as many homes available for sale, you can get the most amount of motivated buyers with the least amount of competition!

In the winter, you will most likely spend fewer days on the market, and your overall sales price can go up because of the highly motivated buyers. If you're thinking of selling your home or if you have any other questions for us, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Homes More Frequently?


One thing we know for certain about the real estate market is that it is never going to stay the same for long. Today we want to talk about an interesting trend we’ve noticed in real estate: millennials are waiting longer to purchase their first homes than their parents did.



The typical first-time buyer now rents for an average of 6 years before buying a home, which is up from 2.6 years in the early 1970’s, according to Zillow.

 

Here are three reasons why:



1. Down payments are a huge factor

Renters in today’s market are struggling to save for down payments and qualify for mortgages. Most first-time buyers still depend on personal savings for at least some of their down payments, but rising rental prices have complicated the task of socking away money for a down payment.



2. Rising rental rates are complicating things as well

Rental rates are causing 46% of renters aged 25-354, to spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, up from 40 percent a decade earlier.



3. Job security is important to millennial buyers

B buyers average nearly 4.5 years in their field of work and have held their current job for slightly more than three years. Those figures point to how critical career stability is to a younger generation.

Five Reasons To Buy A House In Atlanta Now


Are you considering buying a house in Atlanta? Read on to find out why we think you should buy now!


1)      House values are up by about 10% since last year

This number is based on the data reported by Zillow. Home prices will be higher than they were over the past year or two. Therefore, it is crucial to know exactly how much house you can afford. We can help with that! Once you are certain about your price point, it is important to buy your dream house while you can still afford it.

2)      House prices are expected to keep rising

Adding on to the previous fact, house prices are only going to continue rising. Therefore, again, it is important to buy the house that you are interested in as soon as possible. You may not be able to afford it a few months down the road.

3)      Atlanta home prices are expected to rise faster than other areas

Earlier this year, a panel of over 100 economists predicted that home prices would rise by 3.65% in 2018. This number puts Atlanta above the national average. Keep in mind that these are all just predictions, however, it is wise to consider them.

4)      It’s a seller’s market

As we stated in a previous blog, housing inventory is currently limited. What does this mean for you? It means that you should buy now instead of risk losing your house to another buyer.

5)      Mortgage rates are expected to rise

Along with rising values and prices, mortgage rates are also expected to rise. Give us a call today to find out what rate you can be approved for!
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