Mortgage Blog

Our mortgage blog features the latest mortgage information, news and advice to ensure you are educated and informed throughout the process.

Credit Score Requirements for Attorney-Specific Mortgages

Despite the credit score requirements for attorneys, Attorney Mortgage can help you qualify for a loan. However, it is important to understand the Fair Credit Reporting Act, what your credit...
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How Attorneys Can Prepare for an Interest Rate Change

Potential home buyers often wait for interest rates to drop before they apply for pre-qualification. Mortgage rates may fall into a normal pattern this year after several years of highs...
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How Banks and Government Insurers Affect Attorney-Specific Loans

Mortgage rates change all the time – sometimes daily. Economic or political climate, supply and demand of property, and other events can make rates fluctuate. Your credit score, income, available...
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Securing a Mortgage as a Solo Practitioner: Tips and Challenges

Securing a mortgage as a solo practitioner or a self-employed attorney is possible, but it might require a few extra steps. Attorney Mortgage can help you prepare and manage the...
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Comparing Portfolio, FHA, VA, and Conventional Loans for Attorneys

If you are a newly degreed attorney beginning a search for your first home, you may find loan choices to be confusing. What loan type is the right one? Attorney...
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Should I Buy a House on Short Sale?

Home sellers are sometimes motivated to sell a home because of financial difficulties, divorce, or the death of a partner or spouse. If they are lagging behind on mortgage payments,...
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Do Attorneys Need a Real Estate Title Attorney for a Home Purchase?

Purchasing a home does not just involve the buyer and the seller. A real estate title company/attorney may be involved in your home buying journey, ensuring a clear and unencumbered...
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Do I Need an Appraisal When I Buy a New Home?

When you get ready to buy your new home, a home appraisal is part of the loan approval process. If you are a newly degreed attorney, an established attorney looking...
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Do I Really Need a Home Inspection?

After you find the home you like, and your offer to purchase is accepted, your real estate agent will talk to you about your home inspection. This is typically scheduled...
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Private Mortgage Insurance and Attorneys: How Does It Affect You?

If you are offering a down payment of less than 20% of your home’s purchase price, private mortgage insurance, or PMI is usually a required expense. Private mortgage insurance protects...
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How Do I Find a Good Real Estate Agent?

You do not need to wait until you have a real estate agent before contacting Attorney Mortgage. We can help you find the right agent for you; one who works...
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Do I Need a Budget For Buying A House?

Whether you are planning to buy a home or you are already in the buying process, managing your money is the first step to success. Smart investors create a budget...
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