In this Home Equity Loan Guide we will cover key information in our 7 sections in obtaining a home equity loan in 2020. And we have included some links to articles and calculators that will help you along the way!
Good news for Jumbo mortgage holders! If you have a current mortgage balance under $548,000 most likely you have a higher rate than necessary. The increase in 2021 for conforming home loan limits are increasing to $548,250 for a single-family unit in most parts of the U.S. This increase is up from the previous limit of $510,400 in 2020. Conforming loan limits in 2021 can go as high as $822,375 in Alaska and Hawaii in 2021. So for example, if you have a current Jumbo mortgage with a balance of say $530,000 you can now potentially qualify for a better conforming loan interest rate.
For a person with a mortgage looking to refinance after a bankruptcy, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that you can refinance your mortgage in as little as two years after filing for bankruptcy. The bad news is that two years seems like an eternity in our fast-paced world - and some loans require at least three years. But if you don't mind a little perseverance, discipline, and a two-year wait, here's how you can make it happen.
COFI (pronounced coffee) stands for Cost of Funds Index. Such an index is used with certain types of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) to provide a basis for how the interest rate on those loans is periodically changed to reflect current market conditions.