The new school year has snuck up on us again! As much as we prepare, we can probably agree that we’re never fully ready. As summer begins to wind down, it may be helpful to ready your home for the upcoming school year.
Student loans are vital for some to achieve educational goals but could have adverse effects after graduation. There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, according to personal finance site Make Lemonade. The idea of buying a home in the future seems impossible for these graduates, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can buy a home with this debt, you just have to make wise choices during the process.
You heard correct. You now have more options for rehabilitation financing. Freddie Mac just launched the CHOICERenovation loan. You can now combine your home and renovation loan together when you choose Freddie Mac during your home purchase. This loan is the perfect loan to purchase that less than perfect home.
- Give your driveway, walkway and home exterior a power wash
Choosing a mortgage can be a little intimidating for first time homebuyers. One thing to remember is mortgages are not created equal. There is no one mortgage to fit everyone. You have to consider all of your personal and financial needs when choosing to make sure you pick the best option you see fit for your lifestyle. Here is a brief description to give you an introduction to the most common type of loan options:
Have you considered how a lower interest rate may impact your mortgage payment? Maybe you’ve given thought to shortening your term to pay your home off sooner? It may be time to look into refinancing. Whether you’re drawn to cost savings or need to tap into your existing equity, refinancing your mortgage may be more cost efficient and streamlined than you think. There are several benefits of refinancing.
Fall in Love with Your Home Again with a Renovation Loan
Are you ready for something new but not ready to move? A renovation loan just may be what you're looking for. It allows you to make your current home into your home for the future and offers opportunity to refinance and renovate with the same loan! With no second lien requirement and the benefit of rolling in renovation costs, you'll keep the convenience of making one affordable monthly payment. It may also be possible to lower your interest rate, move to a shorter loan term and possibly lower payments.