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First-time homebuyer tax credit clarification

Since November of 2009, when Congress extended the First-time Homebuyer Credit, I have conducted a few hundred real estate closings and have heard a lot of misinformation being shared among real estate agents, mortgage lenders and homebuyers. The...

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Releasing a mortgage lien

A lien is a legal claim against property that must be satisfied when the property is sold. The lien provides notice that the bank has a secured interest in the property and guarantees the bank that the property cannot be sold or transferred...

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Debunking 5 common mortgage misconceptions

The national mortgage industry has experienced unprecedented change during the past two years, which has resulted in a number of popular consumer misconceptions regarding the availability of home financing. Don’t believe everything you hear,...

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