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Home Inspections – 5 Things Inspectors May Miss on Your Roof

August 6, 2013

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Buying a home can be a difficult process; among decisions about value and financing, considering structural integrity and disclosure of hidden damage are big concerns for homeowners. Finding a reputable and thorough professional to do your Home Inspection is vital to ensure you don’t have any unwanted surprises once you move in. Be sure to [...]

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Mortgage Rates on the Rise in Hollywood, FL

June 13, 2013

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America’s housing market has struggled considerably since 2009, but recent increases in interest rates show that the housing market is on an up swing, which leads many respected members of the mortgage industry to believe that historically low interest rates may be coming to an end for prospective home buyers in Hollywood, FL. Mortgage lenders [...]

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FHA Mortgage Insurance And What You Need To Know About It

May 21, 2013

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Apparently, most Floridians prefer FHA-backed loans over conforming loans and jumbo mortgages for reasons such as: FHA allows a 3.5% downpayment FHA allows refinances without appraisal FHA mortgage rates are usually really low Mortgage insurance is the only area where FHA mortgages are relatively disadvantageous. FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums tend to be a real pain—they [...]

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Taking Advantage of HARP 2 in Florida

April 8, 2013

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Florida HARP 2 Refinances   With so many Tallahassee, Florida mortgages still underwater, the government is trying hard to get the word out about the HARP 2 refinance program available to Florida residents. The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), was first released in 2009 and later relaunched as HARP 2 in 2012.  The program was originally [...]

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What Florida Residents Need to Know About HARP 3

April 8, 2013

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Florida HARP 3 Refinances Florida residents who couldn’t qualify for a refinance under HARP or HARP 2, take note – a new and improved HARP 3-like bill has been proposed in Congress that would seek to help even more underwater Florida mortgage holders than the original HARP and HARP 2 could. HARP, which stands for [...]

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FHA or HARP Refinance? Information for Florida Homeowners

April 8, 2013

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St Pete, Florida homeowners with an underwater mortgage have no doubt heard a lot about the options available to them to lower their monthly payments and interest rates.  Several programs are currently available, and a certified mortgage professional can give specific advice on what options are best for a homeowner’s individual case, but below are some [...]

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Two Options for VA Loan Borrowers in Florida

April 8, 2013

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One of the benefits of military service is qualification for a government backed loan through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  These loans are referred to as VA loans and traditionally offer competitive monthly payment and interest rates in comparison to traditional loans.  Unfortunately, even veterans have fallen on hard times, and many are in need [...]

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New Merkley Mortgage Program Launches Pilot Phase

April 6, 2013

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A new pilot program aimed at helping holders of underwater mortgages has just been released that, if successful, may be a blueprint for future Orlando Florida and all other Florida refinances, including a potential HARP 3.0 program that will seek to improve over the first two versions of HARP. The pilot program, named the “Rebuilding American [...]

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When We Own a Home in Orlando, FL…

March 26, 2013

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Chris Brown Chris Brown is the premier expert on HARP loans and Government FHA and VA loans. Please visit The Mortgage Chili Blog

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Planting Season is Around the Corner

March 16, 2013

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In Florida and many corners of the country, spring has arrived. Even if you’re still in the midst of a deep freeze, however, you can begin to plan your spring garden and get ready to plant for the coming year. Prepare Your Tools. It’s time to check over your gardening tools and prepare them for [...]

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Chris Brown
Chris Brown is the premier expert on HARP loans and Government FHA and VA loans. Please visit The Mortgage Chili Blog