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Comparison Table of Fannie Mae Conventional
May 1, 2018
On July 29, 2018, Freddie Mac will launch HomeOne℠, which will have the same benefits and features as our current Fannie Mae Conventional 3% Down Loan, as shown in the table below.
: Comparison Table of Fannie Mae Conventional
Who Pays What?
Apr 1, 2018
Buyer and Seller Charges by Loan Type
: Who Pays What?
How Does the New Tax Law Affect Your Home Equity Loan?
Mar 1, 2018
Some home equity loan interest deductions on federal tax returns are now a thing of the past. But Academy Mortgage offers a solution that may still provide a tax benefit.
: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Your Home Equity Loan?
The Credit Score Minimum is Reduced to 580 for Some VA Loans
Mar 1, 2018
Effective for VA Loans locked on or after March 7, 2018, Academy’s minimum required FICO credit score will be reduced from 600 to 580 for loans that are approved through the automatic underwriting system (AUS).
: The Credit Score Minimum is Reduced to 580 for Some VA Loans
Loan Program Cheat Sheet
Feb 18, 2018
There are many programs available that may help you get the financing you need to purchase a home. Here is our quick and easy guide to some of the more popular programs!
: Loan Program Cheat Sheet
How Does the New Tax Law Impact Homeownership?
Jan 1, 2018
The new tax law, effective January 1, 2018, impacts some important benefits of homeownership.
: How Does the New Tax Law Impact Homeownership?
2018 Loan Limit Increases
Dec 1, 2017
Good news! FHFA, FHA, and VA loan limits will increase in 2018.
: 2018 Loan Limit Increases
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home
Nov 29, 2017
Here are five questions to ask yourself before you apply for a mortgage and start packing.
: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home
Tips for First-time Homebuyers
Nov 20, 2017
Employing certain strategies can make buying your first home much easier.
: Tips for First-time Homebuyers
Here's What Buyers Need to Know About Home Square Footage
Nov 6, 2017
Square footage is a complicated number, and it’s one that confuses many homebuyers. Here are answers to your most pressing square footage questions.
: Here's What Buyers Need to Know About Home Square Footage
3 Common Concerns Sellers Have About FHA Borrowers
Oct 31, 2017
Here are some concerns sellers have about FHA loans, and the truth behind them.
: 3 Common Concerns Sellers Have About FHA Borrowers
4 Factors Mortgage Lenders Consider When Determining Mortgage Rates
Oct 19, 2017
There are several pieces of information underwriters review before deciding what rate is appropriate. The good news is, it’s all information you can find and review, too.
: 4 Factors Mortgage Lenders Consider When Determining Mortgage Rates
Can You Buy a Home Without Seeing it First?
Oct 11, 2017
If you find yourself considering buying a home without seeing it in person first, here are some tips to help you through the process.
: Can You Buy a Home Without Seeing it First?
3 Smart Solutions For a Low Credit Score
Oct 5, 2017
Having a higher credit score can open the door to more financial opportunities.
: 3 Smart Solutions For a Low Credit Score
Your Credit Score Questions, Answered
Oct 4, 2017
Before you take out a residential mortgage, your lender will need to review some financial information with you, one piece of which is your credit report.
: Your Credit Score Questions, Answered
Don't Believe These 3 Credit Score Myths
Sep 22, 2017
Not only are many consumers unaware of what their credit score is or how to find out, but many hold false notions about what the score means.
: Don't Believe These 3 Credit Score Myths
Homebuyers Are Seeking Out Larger Homes
Sep 20, 2017
Instead of tiny homes and condos in the city, homebuyers are looking to spread out in larger homes.
: Homebuyers Are Seeking Out Larger Homes
How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent
Sep 11, 2017
Finding a real estate agent that you like to work with and has your best interests in mind is the first step many people take in their house-hunting journey.
: How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent
Why School District Matters, Even if You Don't Have Kids
Aug 17, 2017
School district is one of the most influential factors for resale value.
: Why School District Matters, Even if You Don't Have Kids
Is Refinancing My Mortgage a Good Idea?
Aug 17, 2017
Sometimes refinancing costs you more than you expect.
: Is Refinancing My Mortgage a Good Idea?