Home Buying Financing

Information about funding options for real estate investments

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How to Decide How Much To Spend On Your First Home

Learn about the 28% rule, expert tips, and budgeting strategies to ensure you spend wisely on your dream home.

Manuel MartinezMar 18, 2024
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How Much Should You Spend On Your First Home?

Learn about the key factors to consider when determining how much to spend on your first home.

RealtyTracMar 6, 2024
What to Know About Buying a Second Home

Make a clear plan and an all-inclusive budget before you set your sights on buying a second home.

Manuel MartinezSep 26, 2023
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Monthly Mortgage Calculator

Use our calculator to understand your monthly mortgage payments and the factors that influence them

Manuel MartinezAug 7, 2023
Is Inflation Good for Real Estate?

Inflation can be good news for property owners if home prices rise faster than the inflation rate and if you have a fixed-rate mortgage.

Manuel MartinezMar 15, 2022
Rent vs Mortgage Costs – It’s Complicated

Is renting more or less expensive than ownership or vice versa

Manuel MartinezFeb 2, 2022
Impact of Remote Work & Work-from-Home Trend on Real Estate

Employee education, leverage and business realities will affect remote workers and work from home policies. This will also have an impact on real estate.

Manuel MartinezOct 1, 2021
Renters Get New Credit Opportunity

Fannie Mae’s innovative approach to mortgage qualification using direct access to bank records offers renters a chance to have their consistent payment history recognized, bridging the credit gap and empowering aspiring homeowners.

Manuel MartinezAug 24, 2021
Real Estate: A Fresh Look At Rent-Vs.-Buy

“Renting Is Cheaper Than Buying, Almost Everywhere,” said a recent headline in The New York Times. The paper of record explains that “according to a new study, renting costs less per month in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.” On a monthly cash basis, it can no doubt be cheaper to rent […]

Manuel MartinezAug 10, 2021
Will Mortgage Rates Rise Because of the Fed’s New Inflation Policy?

After much speculation, the Federal Reserve has decided to move on interest rates. Not decisively, not rashly, and maybe not at all. Instead, the Fed has announced the possibility of two interest rate hikes by the end of 2023 while at the same time explaining they might not be necessary. Does this seem contradictory? You […]

Manuel MartinezJun 25, 2021