How to Make VA Loans More Attractive to Sellers

If you are a Realtor working with a seller who is determined not to accept offers from buyers receiving financing in the form of a VA loan because your sellers do not want to pay the buyer’s closing costs; there’s a work around. I am proud of the way VanDyk Mortgage handles a lot of… Continue Reading How to Make VA Loans More Attractive to Sellers

How VanDyk Mortgage is Opening Up the Condo Market

What we as a company have decided to do is absorb some of this risk to get these units moving. The condo market is a huge one for those who snowbird and/or seek a low maintenance lifestyle. We believe it needs a little support. So we are accomplishing this by reducing the down payment requirements pretty much across the board.

How to Close on Time During Hurricane Season

The No Bind Box is defined by precise latitude and longitudes and actually covers a considerable area. It encompasses Haiti, almost the entire Gulf of Mexico and as far north as Memphis.The “Buyer Beware” caveat to be conscious of here is that not all insurance providers will stop binding even if a “named storm” enters the box. They do however reserve that right.

Death, Taxes and PMI

In other words, 97% conventional financing truly does exist. We know that every single mortgage applicant’s situation is completely different ranging from their income, to credit history, to property type; but in many cases the approval of a conventionally financed home should not automatically be deemed unattainable with such a low down payment. I’ve been in this industry for years and years and have learned nothing should ever be assumed. Often compensatory factors can put a client within easy reach of an attractive interest rate or mortgage product.

When is a Bedroom Not a Bedroom?

The “existence of a closet” has always been the amenity Realtors reference. However, a listing agent recently had a home on the market as a 4/2/2. It was correctly assessed as a 3/2/2 at time of appraisal. And it wasn’t the closet in question in the fourth bedroom…it was the proximity of a bathroom.