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Monday, 19 June 2017 21:58

The Right Questions

When you’re shopping for a mortgage, it’s important to do your research and ask the right questions. The lending experts at Indigo Mortgage have seen many people opt to purchase a mortgage loan simply because of the low rate, without considering what it’s costing them to get that low rate. It’s important to recognize that a low rate doesn’t always translate to saved money.

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Monday, 01 May 2017 22:28

VA Jumbo Loans

Indigo Mortgage is one of the largest mortgage brokers in New Mexico, and as such, we close more VA Loans than anyone else in the state. In last week’s blog, we offered some general information about veteran’s loans, but this week we want to offer some more specific advice about VA Jumbo Loans.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:26

KKOB on April 25

Indigo Mortgage is New Mexico's #1 VA Loan mortgage broker. Ben Lucero discusses some of the basic information that every veteran should know about VA Loans.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 22:16

General Information About VA Loans

At Indigo Mortgage, our VA loan division closes more VA loans than any other mortgage company in New Mexico. Here’s some basic information for veterans who are interested in this type of loan.

Borrowers can have multiple VA loans. If all previous VA loans have been paid off, a veteran can take out another loan. In fact, a veteran can have two VA loans simultaneously. Borrowers can split their entitlement and purchase two properties, as long as both loans do not exceed a combined total of $417,000, the new loan is over $144,000, and the new VA loan is an owner-occupied loan.

VA allows 100% cash-out on refinances. If a lender tells you that they only allow 90%, keep looking. At Indigo Mortgage, we offer 100% cash out, without compromising our low rates.

VA now allows jumbo mortgages. Borrowers can get mortgage loans over $417,000.

The VA never requires mortgage insurance, but there is a funding fee. The funding fee can be waived if the veteran receives 10% or more disability.

Be wary of lenders offering outrageously low rates. Typically, when a lender offers unbelievably low rates, they’re adjustable rate mortgages, not fixed rate mortgages. These types of mortgages can be very expensive to buy down, and aren’t really worth it.

Keep it local. When you’re shopping for a VA loan, remember to shop local. A local mortgage broker like Indigo Mortgage is easier to work with face to face, and can often save you money!

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As one of New Mexico’s largest mortgage brokers, Indigo Mortgage can offer some advantages to homeowners and prospective homeowners. We believe that no one cares more about your mortgage loan. We work for the borrower, and not the bank. Our goal is to find you the best rate on the market, and save you money!

As a mortgage broker, we can represent our borrowers to a number of different mortgage lenders. This saves the consumer time, and money, because we can find the lowest rate on the market. Banks and other national lenders are limited to offering rates from their rate sheets. Often this is not the best rate for the consumer.

By law, as a mortgage broker, our compensation must be set as a percentage of the loan amount. Most of the time, this is covered by the lender and paid in the rate. If the chosen rate is more than our compensation, whatever is above our fee is credited to the borrower via lender credits. Banks and net branches however, pocket whatever exceeds their fees for profit. In contrast, we have seen many FHA and VA borrowers pay off all of their closing costs using the lender credits we provide, without having to pay a higher rate!

So how do you know if you are working with a bank, net branch, or a mortgage broker? Ask yourself, do the underwriters and loan originators work for the same company? If they do, that means they work for the bank, and not for you. A local broker like Indigo Mortgage however, works for you, the customer, not the bank. If you are searching for a new home or are looking to refinance, contact Indigo Mortgage.

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:02

Broker vs. Bank: What's the Difference?

At Indigo Mortgage, we understand that borrowers looking for a mortgage loan have plenty of options these days. But when it comes to choosing between a broker like us, or a bank, it’s important to know what the key differences are. Knowing the distinction between the two can mean thousands of dollars in savings!

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Tuesday, 03 January 2017 23:56

KKOB on January 3

Ben Lucero discusses the differences between a bank and a broker on KKOB's Real Estate segment today. Learn about why this difference matters and how it effects your loan!

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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 19:44

KKOB on November 8

It's important to shop around and know your options when you're looking to refinance or obtain a loan. Often, you can get lower rates than you expect, especially now that rates are at historic lows. If one lender turns you down, don't give up! Ben Lucero discusses the many options that working with a broker like Indigo Mortgage affords homebuyers and those looking to refinance.
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Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:22

Know Your Mortgage Options!

At Indigo Mortgage, we believe that it’s imperative to shop around before purchasing a loan or refinancing. Homeowners don’t always realize how many options are available, and often they accept higher rates than they deserve. In some cases, homeowners are turned down for a loan or a refinance, and they give up, without realizing that another lender would be happy to accommodate them. Whether you’re looking for a loan, or looking to refinance, educate yourself. Know what’s going on in the market to ensure you get a fair interest rate. You have options!

Interest rates are still near historic lows, which means if you currently have an FHA or VA loan, now is a great time to consider your interest rate. If your interest rate is 4.25% or higher, it’s time to look at a streamlined refinance, FHA and VA loans should be in the low 3% range. If you are already refinancing or have purchased a loan and your rate is higher than 3.5%, see if your lender will renegotiate. Never accept a loan offer at a higher rate than what’s available out there.

But what if you’ve been turned down for a loan? At Indigo Mortgage, we’ve received inquiries from individuals who have been turned down, and we’ve always been able to help them. As a broker, we work with many different lenders. Each of the lenders we work with has a different set of guidelines, so chances are, if one lender won’t approve a loan, another lender will. Don’t give up on your loan, get a second opinion.

At Indigo Mortgage, we pride ourselves on being transparent and honest. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about your mortgage, and we always work hard to get the best rates for our clients. Call Indigo Mortgage to find out what your options are!

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 17:51

KKOB November 1

Working with a local lender has some distinct advantages. Ben Lucero of Indigo Mortgage discusses why choosing a local broker over a national bank or online lender provides borrowers with lower rates, more options, and unmatched customer service.

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  • The Right Questions +

    When you’re shopping for a mortgage, it’s important to do your research and ask the right questions. The lending experts Read More
  • Advantages of Working With a Mortgage Broker +

    As one of New Mexico’s largest mortgage brokers, Indigo Mortgage can offer some advantages to homeowners and prospective homeowners. We Read More
  • Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance Can Save You Money +

    You might be able to save money on your monthly mortgage payment with lender paid mortgage insurance. How? If monthly Read More
  • VA Jumbo Loans +

    Indigo Mortgage is one of the largest mortgage brokers in New Mexico, and as such, we close more VA Loans Read More
  • General Information About VA Loans +

    At Indigo Mortgage, our VA loan division closes more VA loans than any other mortgage company in New Mexico. Here’s Read More
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