Why Every Home Buyer Should Get Mortgage Pre-Approval

What is the benefit of having a Mortgage Pre-Approval when looking for a new home?

There is a difference between a Mortgage Pre-Qualification and a Mortgage Pre-Approval.

A mortgage pre-qualification is based on the information you verbally give to your loan officer to  get a snapshot of how big a house you might afford and how much money you can afford to borrow to buy it.

A Mortgage Pre-Approval is an application file reviewed by an underwriter to be sure your income; assets and credit history qualify you to get the loan you are applying for.

Knowledge is Key:  A Mortgage Pre-Approval gives you a firm idea of how much house you can afford. The underwriter bases this amount using a formula that compares your income to your total outstanding debt.
The Debt:Income Ratio (DTI) is derived from the monthly payments that show up on your credit report and the income documents you surrendered as part of the process. This will keep you focused on the big picture and help to prevent being disappointed if you fall in love with a home that is too expensive.

Improve Your Negotiating Position:  When a seller is comparing two offers and one of the buyers has Mortgage Pre-Approval there is a high confidence level that the deal will go through and close sooner. This may help you to win in a competitive bidding situation.

Confidence in Your Offer:  Knowing that the key information in obtaining a mortgage has been reviewed by an underwriter will give you, and the seller, confidence that your offer is bona fide.

Keeping Your Spending On Track:  Having detailed information on your interest rate, mortgage payment, closing costs and down payment requirements will help you stay within your monthly budget.

Time is Valuable:  Knowing what you can and cannot afford can save you time and frustration in the house hunting process. This will help your Realtor find the perfect house in your price range.

Move in Quicker:  Having Mortgage Pre-Approval will save you time when you submit your complete mortgage application for approval. Everything has been done beforehand. All you need is and inspection, appraisal and closing documents. The faster you close, the sooner you can begin to enjoy your new home.

pre-approval 2If you are looking to buy a new home, a Mortgage Pre-Approval is the smartest way to get into your new home. Call Me at 860.945.9284 to discuss the right mortgage option for your family and to take advantage of my  FREE Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

100% USDA Loans Now Cheaper: Lower MI in 2017 for USDA Loans

usda 2The USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan (aka USDA RHD Loan) is extremely popular with Millennial Home Buyers.  That’s because the program requires Zero Down Payment. That’s right… 100% Financing is available to purchase eligible properties in select areas of Connecticut.

And, it just got more attractive  Just in time for the New Year, the USDA lowered its new year.jpgUp-Front Mortgage Guarantee Fee from 2.75% to 1.00%. And… it also reduced its Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium from 0.50% to 0.35%

The USDA loan is now one of the most affordable home loans available, This fee reduction makes the RHD less expensive than FHA products. A USDA home loan can make owning a home less expensive than renting one  and could be the avenue for Millennial Home Buyers to move into a new home in 2017. 

What Is a  USDA Loan? The United States Department of Agriculture partners with approved local lenders to assist homebuyers with competitive interest rates and loan terms to buy their primary residence in select areas of Connecticut

The Program Offers:
usda 3100% Financing – No Down Payment is Required. Coming up with a Down Payment is one of the biggest barriers to entry into the housing market for Millennial Home Buyers. A USDA mortgage eliminates that obstacle.

Closing Costs Can Be Rolled Into the Loan Amount. The closing costs associated with obtaining a mortgage can be included in the loan amount when the appraised value exceeds the contracted sales price.
Liberal Credit Scores. The USDA Guarantee allows lenders to approve mortgages that would not qualify under guidelines for other programs. Applicants with credit scores down to 640 are eligible for this loan.
Debt:Income Ratios: To qualify, you must meet debt-to-income requirements. The DTI ratio limits are 29% (for PITI) and 41%. The reduced fees make it easier to meet these ability to pay guidelines.

Millennial Home Buyers often chose the more expensive FHA loan program, even when they are buying in USDA-eligible areas. If you are buying in a suburban or rural area, it pays to check USDA eligibility maps. Choosing USDA can save you the 3.5% down payment that FHA requires. And, now that the reduced mortgage insurance fees are in effect, you can save money each month over FHA

Eligible home buyers should weigh the benefits of a USDA loan.

Thomaston CT Homes for Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

usda 3These selected Homes for Sale in Thomaston CT are Eligible for up to 100% USDA Financing with a Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan.

The USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan offers many benefits to qualified buyers:
•   Up to 100% Financing of the home’s Appraised ValueNo Down Payment Required
•   Ability to Finance the Closing Costs in the loan when the Appraised Value is higher than the negotiated sales price
•   One 30 year fixed rate mortgage at low-interest rates
•   Reduced Mortgage Insurance beats FHA and increases buying power.

Call Me @ 860.945.9284 to discuss the right mortgage option for your family and to take advantage of my FREE Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.
With USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan you just might be able to move in to a new home this New Year with a minimal down payment and low to no closing costs.

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52 Stoughton St, Thomaston, CT  

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It’s so much larger than it appears. Plenty of room to stretch out in this well cared for cape style home boasting 4 BRs with a full bath on each floor. Many possibilities for small. large or extended families.
Ideal for Millennial First Home Buyers.

174 Edgewood Avenue, Thomaston, CT
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Charming 4 BR ranch with many extras. Reduced price for New Year sale

 

 

Please Note; Most single-family properties for sale in Thomaston, CT are eligible for the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan program. Condos too, as long as the HOA meets FNMA and FHA guidelines. The program has liberal income limits and DTI ratios that might enable buyers of other high-end homes to qualify for this program. Call me for details.

52 Stoughton St, Thomaston, CT For Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

usda 3It’s so much larger than it appears. Plenty of room to stretch out in this well cared for cape style home boasting 4 BRs with a full bath on each floor. Many possibilities to accommodate small. large or extended families. Ideal for Millennial First Home Buyers.

And it’s Eligible for Up to 100% USDA Financing.

Closing Costs can be rolled into loan amount.
Low Rates! Reduced MI. Beats FHA and CHFA any day.

52-stoughtonhttp://www.zillow.com/homedetails/52-Stoughton-St-Thomaston-CT-06787/57821597_zpid/

Reach out to Rick Cignoli at 860.945.9284 to see if the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan is the right mortgage option for you  and to take advantage of his FREE Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

Then call Kristen Butts at Clemens & Sons to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.

Thomaston CT Home for Sale-Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

Price Reduced for End-of-Year Sale! $196,900 

Charming 4 BR ranch with finished basement on level lot. 174-edgewoodhttps://www.trulia.com/property/3241641942-174-Edgewood-Ave-Thomaston-CT-06787

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Eligible for Up to 100% USDA Financing.
Low Rates! Reduced MI.
Closing Costs can be rolled into loan amount.
Beats FHA and CHFA any day.

Reach out to Rick Cignoli at 860.945.9284 to see if the USDA Guaranteed Get Pre-ApprovedRural Housing Development Loan is the right mortgage option for you  and to take advantage of my FREE Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

Then call Sue Holway at Keller Williams to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer by year-end.

Connecticut Home Buyers Like the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan

Astute home buyers in select Connecticut communities  are very interested in the USDA  Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan.

They find this mortgage particularly attractive because they:
usda 3•  Have the ability to finance 100% of the home’s appraised valueNo Down Payment is required
•  Don’t have to fear risking all their earned savings in a new home
•  Can take advantage of today’s low-interest rates
•  Afford a more expensive home and still enjoy low monthly payments

OVERVIEW
The USDA  Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan  offers many benefits to qualified buyers:
• Up to 100% Financing of the home’s Appraised Value – No Down Payment is required
• Ability to finance Closing Costs when the Appraised Value is higher than the sales price
• One  30 year fixed rate mortgage  at low-interest rates
• Buyers with <20% down payment can afford higher priced listings because Monthly MI is cheaper than premiums associated with conventional and FHA mortgages
• No Pre-Payment Penalty. No Re-Capture Tax.
• No limit on Seller Contributions. No limit on Gift Funds
» No Cash Contribution required from buyer
•  Credit Scores down to 620.

CAVEATS
The USDA  Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan does have a few restrictions:
•  The home must be in a USDA “designated rural area”
•  Adjusted household income can not exceed established income limits
•  Single-family Property only. Must  be buyer’s’ primary residence

My expertise with the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan expands my ability to provide you with the  “Right” home financing solution.

Call Me at 860.945.9284 to discuss your mortgage options and to take advantage of my FREE  Jump Start Mortgage Pre-Approval service.
You just might be able to move into your new home in select areas of CT with little or no out-of-pocket money and low affordable monthly payments.

22 Judson St. Thomaston CT 06787 For Sale – Eligible for 100% USDA Financing

22 Judson StreetFirst Home Buyers! This large 3 BR ranch has the possibility for an in-law apartment.

And It’s Eligible For up to 100% Financing with a USDA Rural Housing Development Loan. Closing costs can be included in loan amount. Low rates! Low MI!
Beats FHA and CHFA any day!

 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/22-Judson-St_Thomaston_CT_06787_M33303-26298

Call Me at 860.945.9284 for details on the USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Development Loan and to take advantage of my FREE  Mortgage Pre-Approval service.

Then call Dave Smith at Showcase Realty to schedule a showing and be ready to make an offer.