Previous Foreclosure Victims are Making Their Comeback!

Previous Foreclosure Victims are Making Their Comeback!

Homeowners who may have lost their homes due to foreclosure or short sale are finding their way back into the market place, thanks to some new lending guidelines. We like to call these buyers “Boomerang Buyers”. Now, when you hear the term ‘boomerang’ your mind may go straight to the child who left home for college and is now moving back after graduation… or maybe it reminds you that you’ve been wanting do dig out the old frisbee and ...

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Turn your home into your Dream Home with One Simple Loan

Turn your home into your Dream Home with One Simple Loan

We hear it all the time, I live in the perfect location, great school district but if only we could… Let’s see; renovate the kitchen and bathrooms, add a sunroom, finish the basement, build a swimming pool, put an office over the garage or even add a second floor to our house. You get the idea, it is nice to dream. But maybe these sorts of renovations aren’t just a dream. In One Simple Loan with The Family Mortgage Team ...

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Owning a Home is Still the Dream!

Owning a Home is Still the Dream!

Despite the still recent economic recession, owning a home is still the American Dream and many consider the investment of owning a great one! Most renters hope to own a home one day, adults view homeownership as the best long-term investment and almost 100% of homeowners are happy with their decision to buy. And with rates this low, now is your time to buy in the Atlanta area!

Let The Family Mortgage Team of Atlanta assist you in reaching your financial ...

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Still renting? Struggling with the decision to purchase your first home?

Still renting? Struggling with the decision to purchase your first home?

There are so many questions that come up when considering the purchase of a home. See if this sounds familiar; “I’m not sure we could qualify”… “We don’t have any money for a down payment” … “My credit isn’t very good”…or maybe it’s as simple as just not knowing if purchasing is the best decision.

These are all very legitimate questions that need to be addressed. Most young people want to buy a house at some point, they just ...

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“Getting Pre-Approved Just Isn’t Enough” – Here are 3 Different Types of PreApprovals

“Getting Pre-Approved Just Isn’t Enough” – Here are 3 Different Types of PreApprovals

These days Atlanta homes are selling quickly and buyer competition can be tough. That’s why at The Family Mortgage Team in Atlanta, we stress to our clients the importance of getting pre-qualified before ever going to even look at a home! And with homes today having multiple offers, most of the time a simple pre-qualification isn’t enough to seal the deal. Below we explain the 3 types of pre-approvals; Pre-Qualification, Certified Homebuyer, and Pre-Approval. One of which ...

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CREDIT SCORING 101

CREDIT SCORING 101

Some of the most important things you need to know as an adult are not taught at school, and Credit Scoring is one of those things. As a matter of fact, we knew very little ourselves when we started this business 15 years ago. Since then, we have learned how important it is for everyone to understand credit scoring because it’s fundamentally important in every facet of life— from finding a good job, to buying a car, to obtaining insurance ...

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Mortgage Myths and Misconceptions

Mortgage Myths and Misconceptions

With the many changes to the mortgage and real estate industry over the past few years, there seems to be a lot of  he said, she said information being passed around. At The Family Mortgage Team in Atlanta, our job is to educate our clients as much as possible up-front. And this goes for everyone; whether you’re a first time homebuyer or purchasing your second investment property, every loan and every situation is different. So we’ve put together this infographic ...

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Challenges and Solutions for Today’s Homebuyers

Challenges and Solutions for Today’s Homebuyers

Home Buying Challenges? We have solutions!

As a potential homebuyer, you might encounter some unique challenges that may not always have a clear solution. Consider the following obstacles we see most often and solutions we’ve seen work effectively in the current marketplace:

Challenge: Lack of Housing Inventory

Solution: If you are searching for a new home ...

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Could Now be the Perfect Time to Buy a Home?

Could Now be the Perfect Time to Buy a Home?

We’ve all heard about how interest rates are at an all-time low… and how they’re expected to go up within the next couple years. But for those who may be new to the home buying market, what exactly does “all-time low” mean? Let us put it in perspective for you… take a look at why now really is the best time to buy!

Click to See the History of Interest Rates

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What would an attorney advise for preventing identity theft?

What would an attorney advise for preventing identity theft?

I think most of us can agree that computers and advances in technology have made our lives so much easier. From Google, to GPS, to online bill pay, and ‘the cloud’…it’s all great! But unfortunately, it has made things easier for criminals too. Over the years, identity fraud has been a growing industry in America, with a new person being victimized every two seconds. It has reached such massive proportions that in 2013 alone; 1.6 Billion dollars were lost due ...

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