The Growth of VA Loans and Veteran Benefits – Mortgages

Since 1944, the VA Loan, presented by the Veterans United Home Loans program, has been a tremendous help in financing housing opportunities for over 20 million U.S. Veterans and their families. Despite the sluggish trends of our economy lately, the VA Loan is still thriving, and displaying more growth than ever before. This article, directly…

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Short Sale – FAQ’s and Information

   Are you in the market for a short sale, but are curious on topics pertaining to settlements and IRS extension of debt forgiveness? In this Member News article,  Five Star Institute CEO Ed Delgado tells all: “The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 – which makes debt that is reduced or canceled through a…

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Mortgages: An Introduction

Shopping for a mortgage is the first step toward owning a home and perhaps the most daunting, especially if you are not prepared. Once a simple task that meant comparing fixed rates from among perhaps a dozen or fewer savings and loan companies, the mortgage hunt today is like finding your way through a maze.…

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The Relevance and Importance of Inspections

INFORMATION ABOUT INSPECTIONS  Structural inspections are particularly important. During these examinations, an inspector comes to the property to determine if there are any material physical defects and whether expensive repairs and replacements are likely to be required in the next few years. Such inspections for a single-family home often require two or three hours, and…

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Home Inspections Downriver

Private Home Inspections: Homes For Sale Downriver, Michigan Structural inspections are particularly important. During these examinations, an inspector comes to the property to determine if there are any material physical defects and whether expensive repairs and replacements are likely to be required in the next few years. Such inspections for a single-family home often require…

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