Football season is here! To help you avoid being the broken chair at the tailgate and folding under pressure, we’ve collected some common questions that you should be prepared to answer when homebuyers are on the hunt for a lender. What qualifications do I need to apply for a mortgage? Borrowers have their hearts set … Continue reading "Borrower Questions to Always Keep in Your Lender Playbook"
Many loan officers and realtors have been there before. You’ve found an excited borrower, maybe a young family, looking to purchase a home—maybe even for the first time. The process is exciting and daunting for your borrower and your borrower needs a lot of help, advice, encouragement, information–you name it. Still, you can’t help but … Continue reading "My Potential Homebuyer Can’t Afford the Down Payment and Closing Costs. Now What?"
Down payment assistance needs to provide value for lenders, real estate agents, and homebuyers. Lenders need to be profitable, real estate agents need to combat home buying challenges, and homebuyers need an opportunity to build wealth. With CBC Mortgage Agency’s Chenoa Fund, each party can be satisfied and find the perfect opportunity to take advantage of … Continue reading "How A Down Payment Assistance Program Benefits Lenders, Real Estate Agents And Homebuyers"
Everyone deserves a fair shot at becoming a homeowner and planting generational roots in a family home. Unfortunately, there are unique challenges that minorities face that have historically prevented them from becoming homeowners. In this article, we will uncover how CBC Mortgage Agency’s down payment assistance program Chenoa Fund and initiatives like UHOUSI can make … Continue reading "The Changing Color of Homeownership"
Interest rates are starting to rise making refinances for homeowners more of a challenge. Last year’s unprecedented low interest rates created a huge demand that helped many lenders access a large amount of refinance opportunities, but as refinances start to slow down lenders will need to shift their focus towards home purchases. In this article … Continue reading "4 Tips Lenders Can Use to Prepare for the Upcoming Refinance Dry Spell"
CBC Mortgage Agency has been offering the Chenoa Fund down payment assistance program since about 2016, helping tens of thousands of borrowers each year purchase a home. As a nationwide program, Chenoa Fund has the advantage of being able to offer a unified set of program guidelines with competitive rates and SRPs; in other words, … Continue reading "The Chenoa Challenger in Arizona: Making Future Homeowners the Winner"
If you want to get a mortgage, you’re going to need a mortgage lender. Fortunately, the current mortgage market has an absolute wealth of lenders to choose from: lenders that focus on low rates, on low fees, or refinances, and the list goes on. As a result, it can be very difficult to find a … Continue reading "Quick Tips—How to Choose a Lender"
41%. That number represents the homeownership rate of the black community in the United States. It’s among the lowest of homeownership rates in the nation—and it has been going down for years. Homeownership rates improve slightly for other minority groups, but they still aren’t good (45–55%). From this, it is clear that many underprivileged Americans … Continue reading "The Cleveland Realtist Association, Minority Homeownership, and Chenoa Fund"