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Understanding Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage insurance is an insurance premium paid by a borrower on loans with less than a 20% down payment that provides financial protection for lenders and investors if the borrower were to default on the loan. It is beneficial to homebuyers because with mortgage insurance homebuyers can buy a home much quicker by allowing down payments of less than 20%.
 

Credit Requirements to Buy a Home in 2021

Does a 580 credit score qualify for a mortgage? Technically, yes it does, but it only credit qualifies for an FHA loan which is backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Learn more about minimum credit requirements for an FHA, and how they affect the loan.

Holiday Season Reminders for Your Homebuying Process

The holidays are unfortunately the time of the year where we see more loans fall through and not make it to the closing table because clients start shopping for the holidays and no longer have the funds in their accounts that they need for closing.


The Internet Says 30-Year Mortgage Rates are Under 3%. Why is My Rate Higher?

It’s a simple question with a simple answer: there is no uniform mortgage rate that everyone qualifies for. Interest rates vary between each individual mortgage loan for numerous reasons, depending on the lender and other factors.


Why Is My Credit Score Different on Credit Monitoring Sites?

Whenever you’re borrowing money, your credit score plays a major role in whether you’ll be approved for a loan. Mortgage lenders, like CrossCountry Mortgage, qualify borrowers based on their lowest middle score pulled from a tri-merge credit report using the FICO scoring model.


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