5/14/2022

Today was a re-cap of new programs announced over the last 6 weeks as well as Workshops that we’ve announced.

 

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Homeowner Workshop

Homebuyer Workshop

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Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NC, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

5/10/2022

Restrictions are gone and we’re ready to get back to in-person business! We will once again be offering Homebuyer Workshops as well as Homeowner Workshops in person.

I’m super excited to announce that we will be offering two workshops coming up in the month of June.

June 4, 2022 – Our first ever, Homeowner Workshop!

This workshop is for our HOMEWONERS 

This workshop will give you everything that you need to know about selling your home. If you are considering selling your home and buying another, we’ve got you covered there too!

Our goal is to educate you around the process of selling your home as well as getting you prepared for your next home purchase. If you are caught in a bind with your current mortgage, selling your home may not be your only option and we will walk you through your options in that scenario as well.

We must keep this workshop small. We are going to provide a good amount of information which will include one-on-one consultations for each homeowner. We want you to leave understanding all of your options to help you make the best decision for you and your family!

If you would like to RSVP for this event, please click on the link and type Homeowner Workshop in the message section. We will call you to confirm your reservation and the details of the event, date, time, and documents that you should bring with you!

 

June 25, 2022 – Homebuyer Workshop!

Do you want to buy and have been striking out with offers or need help getting started? 

We have been delivering successful homebuyer workshops since 2015. We had a few years where contact was limited, and these workshops had to be made via YouTube. We’re excited to have you back and ready to learn in person. We will be covering the following:

Again, our goal with this workshop is to educate you around the process of purchasing a home. The more prepared and educated that you are, the less stressful that the experience will be. This should be an exciting time, not an emotional and upsetting transaction.

If you would like to RSVP for this event, please click on the link and type Homebuyer Workshop in the message section. We will call you to confirm your reservation and the details of the event, date, time, and documents that you should bring with you!

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We are LIVE on YOUTUBE every Monday and Wednesday @ 1PM PST. Interact with us LIVE while we record! Ask us your questions right in the comments.

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NC, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

4/26/2022

Is your loan currently in forbearance but you have not yet reached out to the bank to get back on track or rectify the balance due?

Today we discussed the current situation of the US in regards to the amount of homeowners who had put their loan in forbearance at the beginning of the pandemic. We gave updated figures as to the number of homeowners who are still currently in forbearance and will soon need to rectify the balance due.

What are the options available to you if you are in forbearance and it’s time to talk with the bank.

 

How will the $1,000,000 homeowners who are still unable to make mortgage payments move the market? Will we see more homes and inventory that are listed for sale, will it slow down the appreciation that we have been experiencing over the last few years?

If you are a buyer who has been actively seeking a new home and struggling with current prices and interest rates, should you still be shopping?

We gave a lot of valuable information in this episode and we are here to help anyone who needs our assistance. Not sure what you can do? Give us a call!

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NC, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

4/18/2022

Today we announced our New Lock and Shop Program! What does this mean? Exactly what it sounds like. You can now lock in an interest rate while you shop. You do not need to have an address identified or be under contract.

Learn more by listening to today’s episode. Call us for additional details or to get your lock and shop started! 844-935-3634

Exciting news, our North Carolina license was also just approved. We now have 12 states under our belt where we can help you and we continue to add more as rapidly as we can. If your looking to make a move, in my opinion, we are the best in the business, give us a call.

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NC, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

4/13/2022

Have you been thinking about getting solar on your house?

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

 4/13/2022

Today we talked about our New EMD Guarantee Program – Compete in Today’s Crazy Market!

What is an EMD Guarantee? When you open escrow/title depending on the state where you are purchasing, you will likely wire money to show the seller that you have every intention of buying the home. This wire is called your earnest money deposit.

Most contracts will give you a contingency time frame to get your financing in order or better known as your loan contingency. If you can write NO LOAN CONTINGENCY, the seller will take you more seriously.

We have come up with a way that you can waive your loan contingency and close in as little as 5 business days!

Watch today’s show and give us a call if you would like to get your pre-approval started. 844-935-3634!

Want to learn more or talk with one of us today? Give us a call, we’d be happy to discuss this loan program with you. 844-935-3634

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

4/6/2022

USDA home loans are amazing! Today we had David Corwin, Deputy Director with the USDA on our show to talk about eligibility and the benefits of a USDA home loan.

Did you know:

 

Want to learn more or talk with one of us today? Give us a call, we’d be happy to discuss this loan program with you. 844-935-3634

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We are LIVE on YOUTUBE every Monday and Wednesday @ 1PM PST. Interact with us LIVE while we record! Ask us your questions right in the comments.

Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

4/4/2022

Today we talked about VA home loans. If you are a vet and you want to purchase or refinance, you have more options available to you then most other loan programs. From zero down payment to taking cash out at almost 100% of your property value, you have earned it.

VA home loans are also much more lenient with credit scores and debt ratios making it easier to qualify for the loan. If you haven’t reached out to see if it is possible for you, now is the time!

Give us a call today, we’d be happy to speak with you about your options and get you pre-approved for a new home purchase or refinance of your existing residence.

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

3/28/2022

Today we talked about the changes that were announced by Experian, Equifax, and Transunion. The credit bureaus have agreed to change what is reported when it comes to medical collections. In this episode we discuss the three changes that will occur between between July 2022 and the beginning of 2023. If you have medical collections on your credit report you have good news in store. You should see a bump to your credit score once all of the changes are rolled out.

George Hartmann with Credit Repair in 30 gave us all of the details about those upcoming changes as well as additional tips and advice. If you want to contact George to discuss your own credit and ways to improve your score, you can contact him at creditrepairin30.com

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926

3/24/2022

Today’s episode was filled with emotion. We have all finally come to realize and must embrace that our current environment has changed. Over the last 10 years we have for the most part been on the down elevator in the rate department. Starting in the middle of 2021, interest rates began to climb very slowly. By January of 2022 it was evident that the rates were going to continue to push up on that rate escalator. As of March 1, we were barreling forward from slow steady upward climb to a high speed elevator in downtown.

Understanding that this is the new future, and preparing for additional rate hikes and higher mortgage interest rates by year end, I thought that it was the time to start looking at what alternatives are available to keep housing prices affordable, allow for current homeowners to take cash out of their homes without a huge increase over their current payment today.  This pushed me to start looking at old programs that were part of daily life in loan origination back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Adjustable rate mortgages used to be one of the options that were presented to every client during every consultation. With interest rates as low as they have been over the last few years, those programs stopped making their way onto the options list. At a time where interest rates start to hit numbers that can become a challenging, it is important to introduce how they work, how long that they are locked in for, and what happens after the initial lock period is expired.

Additionally, most consumers have not heard of 1-1, 2-1, and 3-1 buydowns. Don’t confuse a buy down with discount points. Discount points would buy your rate down for the term of the loan. In general if you pay 1PT (1% of your loan amount) you can lower the market rate by about .25%. With a buy down, think of it as a start rate. You get a lower interest rate for an introductory period of time. In the 1-1 buy down, you would reduce your rate by 1% for the first year and then adjust to the note rate for the remaining term of the 30 year fixed. For example, if today’s rate is 5%, your first year you will make a payment based on 4%. The 2/1 buy down, using the same example of market rate being 5% would begin at 3% the first year, 4% the second year, and 5% being the rate for the remaining 28 years. The 3/1 buy down following the same pattern but beginning 3% lower than the market rate today.

The buydown program is a great fit for someone who knows that their income is lower today then where it will be in the future. Wondering if this is something that would work well for you? Consider where you expect your income to be by the time that the note has hit is full rate for the remaining term. Did you just start a job where you will get bonus income but it hasn’t started yet. At a lower hourly rate during a probationary period but you know that your annual raises will bring your income up to a point that the future payment will not be an issue. This could be a great program for you.

The last piece of this show included a solution for those of you who have an interest rate on your current mortgage that is so low that you hate to disturb it, but you know that you need to pull some cash out? Thought about a HELOC but worried about where the payment will be after all of the federal reserve rate hikes expected this year and next? Home improvements and debt consolidation don’t typically work on your schedule, but they need to take place. Our blended rate calculator will do the math for you. It’s not up to me or my team to convince you that it’s a good idea to refinance your home, but the match of the calculator will show you what you are paying today as an average between all your monthly debts. This will help you to feel more comfortable losing that rate that you currently have and moving forward with the debt consolidation or improvements that you have been considering.

This was a great show jam packed with a ton of education and programs that you probably didn’t know exist.

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Mortgage Mom Radio equips you with all the mortgage education that you could ask for right at your fingertips! Listen to our Podcast with hours of shows and topics, download our PHONE APP loaded with every mortgage tool that you could need, and finally, watch our HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP SERIES on YouTube!

Debbie Marcoux is licensed by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, NMLS ID 237926, also licensed in AZ-0941504, FL-LO76508, GA-69178, ID-167867, IL-031.0058339, NV-57237, OR, TN-184373, TX, WA-MLO-237926