Tag: interest rate

Here’s some great news for New Mexico homebuyers! Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation), the private corporations chartered by Congress to provide stability and affordability to the mortgage market, have raised the maximum loan limit from $548,000 to $625,000. This increase means that a borrower can

Churning a loan – it’s an inside reference to a scam performed by some lenders across the country. It works like this: because mortgage rates are at rock bottom interest rates, these lenders offer borrowers a rate lower than a borrower’s current rate. BUT this rate is not the lowest interest rate available, so if

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A change has happened for mortgages on investment properties and second homes. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, companies chartered by Congress to purchase mortgages from financial institutions and repackage them for investors, just made it more difficult and expensive for lenders to offer mortgages on these types of properties. In a nutshell, Fannie and Freddie