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How Does PMI Help Homebuyers?

November 12, 2019

If you’re familiar with private mortgage insurance (PMI), your gut reaction to that question is probably: it doesn’t. After all, the insurance is paid for by the homebuyer and it only protects the lender. Most articles about PMI focus on how to avoid paying it (have a 20% down payment ready!) or how to stop paying it (bring your loan-to-value ratio down to 80% and start the cancelation process). But, there are reasons so many people decide to go with a loan despite its PMI…

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Lock in a Mortgage Rate Through Late 2020

October 1, 2019
Extended rate lock

Planning to buy a home this year? If you’ve been keeping a nervous eye on news from the Federal Reserve, wondering if you’re missing out on your best mortgage rate because you’re not ready to close, an extended rate lock might be just the thing you need to move forward with confidence. What is an extended rate lock? A buyer typically has sixty days to close a loan after locking in a mortgage rate. With an extended rate lock by HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, you can…

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What Credit Score Do I Need for a Mortgage?

September 20, 2019
Get an idea of what credit score you'll need for a mortgage.

Wondering what credit score you need to qualify for a mortgage? You’d be wise to ask. Your credit score (also known as a FICO® score) is one of the most important elements of qualifying for a home loan—and helps lenders determine your interest rate in the event you do qualify. While there isn’t a strict credit score standard that applies to all lenders—who have varying  requirements for loan origination—there are baseline standards if you’re applying for an FHA loan backed by the US government. To…

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A Simplified Guide to Mortgage Options

August 30, 2019

Buying a home soon? Be sure to weigh your mortgage options. Click on each loan type in the chart to see if it might fit your situation. Remember, this is just a simplified starting point. Multiple loan options may be available to you. Your best resource for loan shopping is your loan officer. HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation’s principal offices are located at 5775 DTC Boulevard, Suite 300S, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation (NMLS Unique Identifier #130676; NMLS Consumer Access website: http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org), 866.400.7126. Arizona Mortgage Banker…

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Happy National Insurance Awareness Day!

June 28, 2019

With so much going on in life, it can be easy to overlook your insurance policies. National Insurance Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 28, to serve as a reminder to take stock of your current insurance coverage and make any necessary adjustments. From auto and life insurance to homeowner’s Insurance and more, these policies help safeguard you and your property against loss, damage and theft. Comprehensive coverage provides peace of mind—there’s comfort in knowing you and your loved ones are prepared for whatever…

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