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Monday Feb 12, 2018

2018 Loan Limit Increase

At the beginning of 2018, it was announced that the limit for conventional, FHA and VA loans would increase. Prior to this year, the highest VA loan amount a borrower could get was $423,100, but now the limit has increased to $453,100; for FHA the old limit was $275,655, but…
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the government agency that oversees all financial instructions nationwide, recently conducted a survey that turned up some interesting findings. Survey results showed that 70% of borrowers that responded did not shop around when looking for a mortgage. Because of this, the amount of total overpaid…
In early December 2017, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, government sponsored enterprises responsible for keeping the residential mortgage market stable, made a huge announcement. Starting in January of 2018, conforming loan limits on conventional mortgages will increase from $423,100 to $453,100. What does this mean for buyers? Indigo Mortgage is…
Tuesday Nov 28, 2017

Confident Borrowers

At Indigo Mortgage, we believe knowledge is power. The more you know about the mortgage process and the state of the market, the more likely you are to find a great deal that works for your lifestyle. A recent study conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau delved into the…
Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

Who Shops a Mortgage Around?

Last week we talked about a new national survey conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that revealed 77% of borrowers likely overpaid their mortgage loan. This week we want to talk about more of that study’s findings – specifically, the type of borrowers that actually shop around before getting…
The CFPB or Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the national financial governing body responsible for protecting all consumers and is an organization put in place after the big financial meltdown a few years ago. The CFPB conducted a nationwide study and they recently published some key results about mortgages that…
When it comes to shopping for a mortgage, buyers have more options now than ever! This is great for buyers, because it means they have the opportunity to find the lowest rates and best terms, but it also means a lot of searching. To complicate matters even further, for every…
Wednesday Oct 4, 2017

Second Opinions on Mortgages

When should a borrower shop their mortgage to various lenders? Certainly it’s best to do so as part of the preapproval process so that you have concrete offers to compare lenders. However, even when you’re under contract with a property, it’s not too late. As an example, we recently had…
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