Ways to Help During the Shutdown
The recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has raised many questions and has caused a world of uncertainty for everyone. Although it’s easy ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on March 19, 2020
Good time to buy a home?
As a mortgage professional with over 20 years in the industry I’m often asked two questions.
In almost any social setting I’m asked the very simple ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on November 12, 2014
It makes sense to buy vs. rent
Nearly a full third of households are still renting. If you’re one of them, you could be paying a hefty price.
Before talking about purchasing a ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on October 8, 2014
How do you know when it's a tough mortgage market?
Have you ever struggled to get a home mortgage? Have you ever felt like the deck was stacked against you? This blog post is dedicated to all of our ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on October 4, 2014
First Time Home Buyers Savings Plan
Overview of First-time Homebuyer Savings Plans
A First-time Homebuyer Savings Plan allows any Virginian to set aside up to $50,000 toward the costs ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on July 15, 2014
Benefits of a mortgage
A well-worn debate has been “is it wiser to purchase a home in cash or take out a mortgage?” Now although the obvious answer seems to be “if you ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on January 25, 2014
Mortgage Interest Rate Facts
Contributed by Mike Miller, Regional Home Mortgage
Did you know that in February of 2008, the average 30 year fixed rate mortgage was just under 6% ...
Posted by Sheri Pynn on February 21, 2013
Explaining Mortgage Insurance
This is a guest blog post by Regional Home Mortgage
So what is mortgage insurance? Unfortunately, mortgage insurance is a necessary evil unless ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on January 11, 2013
Changes Coming to FHA Loan Mortgage Insurance
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) recently announced that they will be raising their mortgage insurance premiums and changing mortgage insurance ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on December 8, 2012
Why Don’t We Rent It?
This is a guest blog post by Regional Home Mortgage Vice President Michael Miller.
Own a home? Considering becoming a landlord? You are not alone....
Posted by Eric Blackwell on November 28, 2012
Understanding Your Loan Options When Building a Home
Guest post by Mike Miller, Vice President/Branch Manager, Regional Home Mortgage.
Lot loans and construction loans are great options for home buyers ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on August 22, 2012
Was It Worth The Wait?
Right now mortgage interest rates are at an all time low! Why wait if you are in the market to purchase a new home? With interest rates so low, ...
Posted by Eric Blackwell on August 19, 2011