Many people today believe that in order to purchase a home, you need a 20 percent downpayment. Studies show it's one of the most enduring home buying myths. In reality, the median downpayment among all home buyers is only about 10 percent. For... (Read More)
Feel like you missed the low mortgage rate window? Think again. Mortgage rates remain near historic lows, providing a unique opportunity for many to buy a home or refinance.
Did you know that in the early 1970s, mortgage rates hovered between the... (Read More)
When purchasing a home, your mortgage pre-approval is based on your current financial situation. Between the time you're pre-approved and the time you close on your home loan, you don't want your financial situation to change much. Luckily, there... (Read More)
Are you getting a tax refund this year? According to the IRS, the average U.S. tax refund is nearly $3,000, with some families getting thousands more. A large refund could be a nice addition to a downpayment savings fund. If you haven't started... (Read More)
Identity theft is a fast-growing type of crime. Are you doing enough to protect yourself? Here are some simple yet effective ways to help prevent someone from stealing your personal information.
Carry as little information as possible with you... (Read More)
When you're buying a home for the first time, you're likely to encounter a host of mortgage terms and acronyms. Find them a bit confusing? You're not alone! Real estate really has a language of its own. At Primary Residential Mortgage, we're... (Read More)
At Primary Residential Mortgage, we know that many home buyers are interested in purchasing homes with water- and energy-saving features. But many times, it's hard to find the right 'green' home. That's why we offer the 203(k) home loan program... (Read More)
When buying a home, you get to make a lot of decisions. One of the most important: You often have the option of selecting a fixed-rate home loan or one with an adjustable rate. ARMs are attractive to some home buyers today because the introductory... (Read More)
We all know we should be using strong passwords to protect ourselves against cybercrime. But studies show that many of us are still using passwords like '123456.' That was the most-used password nationwide last year, followed by 'password,'... (Read More)