Home Mortgages for the Self Employed



There are benefits to being self-employed. Not having to answer to a boss is a big one, as is being able to set your own work hours. However, when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage, being self-employed has drawbacks. The “stated income” loan application was originally intended to help the self-employed qualify for a […]

Brian Decker recognized as one of the nation’s leading loan officers



Brian Decker has been named one of the Top 50 Loan officers in the US by Mortgage Executive Magazine, National Mortgage News and Scotsman Guide.

First-Time Home Buyers: What You Need to Know about Your Home Loan



Sweet anticipation that gets more intense as each second goes by and first-time homeownership grows near is natural but must be mixed with healthy fear.

How big a salary do you need to buy a home?



A new survey by HowMuch pins down the minimum regional salary requirements for prospective home buyers in the U.S.

The Advantages Surrounding Hard Money Lending



Ask any real estate investment professional, and they’ll tell you the challenges associated with real estate investing. If you’re working with hard money lending, the difficulties may appear endless.

Foreclosure firms are becoming an endangered species



So-called foreclosure firms, essentially those companies that specialize in handling foreclosure sales, may be forced to offer alternative services in order to survive.

Home of Your Own: How to Save For a Down Payment



Buying a house is a big step for most families. One of the things that can be very intimidating about purchasing a home is having enough money to make the down payment.

4 Circumstances Where Refinancing a Home Makes Financial Sense



When interest rates fall, you should think immediately of whether a home mortgage refinance will benefit you.

Zillow: 6 million U.S. homes still have negative equity



Fewer homeowners were underwater as the negative equity rate fell to 13.1 percent in the United States, according to the fourth quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report.

Milwaukee zombie foreclosure bill “would worsen problem”



The Milwaukee Senate is due to consider a new bill that would remove the city’s right to push through quick sales of abandoned, foreclosed homes (often called “zombie foreclosures”) in the area.