Mortgage FAQs Answered

You asked! I'm answering! Without further ado, here are your mortgage questions answered:⁣

Q: How long is a pre-approval good for?⁣

A: You definitely will want to get a pre-approval, but wait until you’re ready to buy since a pre-approval is only valid for about 30-90 days. ⁣⁣

Q: How much should my down payment be?⁣

A: Twenty percent is the gold standard, but you can often put down less than depending on the loan type. For example, an FHA loan requires as little as 3.5% down.⁣⁣

Q: What are the different types of mortgage loans?⁣

A: All sorts! You have conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and more! Talk with several lenders to gather their opinions before deciding which is right for you. ⁣

Q: How much home can I afford?⁣

A: A good rule of thumb? Two-and-a-half times your annual salary. But it’s best to speak with a lender to find out what you qualify for and to get a pre-approval letter.⁣⁣

Got more questions? Shoot me a message or drop it in the comments. I’d love to chat and point you in the right direction as you think about buying.⁣

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