Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips to Keep Your Data Safe From Phishing! When it comes to cybersecurity, phishing attacks are one of the most common type of security breach. As a matter of fact, this was confirmed by a report published in 2020 by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Centre. What is phishing? Phishing is the […]

Government Shutdown and Home Loans

How Does A Government Shutdown Impacts Home Loan? That Depends… Though are some areas of our lives that could be impacted by a government shutdown, many home buyers will experience minimal impact on an existing mortgage application.  The answer is dependent on a type of loan in question. Here is a quick reference to help […]

Hot Housing Market Tips

Hot Housing Market Tips for Homebuyers   Recently, I was interviewed  about Austin’s hot housing market by Sarah Wheeler, Editor in Chief of Housing Wire. We talked specifically about what homebuyers need to know in a like we see in Austin and surrounding areas. Here are some tips from that interview.   Prepare your finances. A hot housing […]

Austin Holiday Events 2020

Austin Holiday Events 2020 Style: In-Person and Virtual There is no shortage of Austin Holiday Events. This time of the year is always a favorite because Austin really loves a good celebration. However, we are aware things will look a little differently as we work as a community to maintain our health and safety for […]

In the News | The Wall Street Journal

Discount Points on Jumbo Mortgages are Hot Again. Here’s Why. This month, The Wall Street Journal published an article discussing the discount points on jumbo mortgages during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you may know, a jumbo mortgage is a loan designed to finance high-value properties that exceed the maximum conforming loan limit set by the […]

Adverse Market Fee FAQ

Adverse Market Fee – A Surprising GSE Directive It was a typical Wednesday after dinner two weeks ago when I got a notice about the unexpected news: Government sponsored enterprises (GSE), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a directive known as the Adverse Market Fee. This directive will impose a 0.50% fee on all refinances. […]

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