October 20, 2017
Big News for Michigan home buyers!

Big News for Michigan home buyers!

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has been assisting Michigan families with homeownership for over 51 years. MSHDA no offers down payment assistance to families […]
October 6, 2017
Wire Fraud

How to protect yourself from wire fraud

Wire Fraud Protection tips. Wire fraud is one of the fastest growing forms of fraud for consumers and financial institutions involved in real estate transactions. Many […]
September 22, 2017

Property Inspection Waiver

Is it possible to get a mortgage without an appraisal? Fannie Mae has been slowly rolling out something called the “Property Inspection Waiver”(PIW).  It is available […]
September 11, 2017

Lisa Whitman’s Secrets to Success.

This week we find out Lisa Whitman’s Secrets to Success. How Lisa started in the mortgage business, what are her secrets to success and the one […]
September 1, 2017
When is jumbo loan required?

When is jumbo loan required?

When is jumbo loan required? A Jumbo Mortgage is required when the loan amount exceeds the current conforming loan limits. As of 2017, the highest conforming […]
August 25, 2017
financial tips for mom and dad at back to school time.

7 personal financial tips for mom and dad at back to school time.

As parents everywhere look forward to getting back to the routine of another school year, this time of year can be a great time to review […]
August 8, 2017

Why do I need a Real Estate Appraisal?

One of the most confusing aspects of obtaining a mortgage can be the appraisal process. Most people think that because a home sold for a certain […]
July 26, 2017
Minimum Mortgage Credit Score

What is the Minimum Credit Score a Borrower needs to Obtain a Mortgage?

Many potential home shoppers may feel that their credit score is not up to snuff to become homeowners.  The truth is you can actually get a […]
July 20, 2017

Hassle Free Mortgage Process, Mortgage in a SNAP!

Have you been wondering how much house you can afford? Well, now you can find out based on your specific situation instantly with Mortgage 1’s “Mortgage […]
July 14, 2017
DTI

What is the Debt-to-income ratio?

Most people never think about their debt to income ratio but it is a major factor in qualifying for a mortgage.  It is calculated with a […]