Silverman Mortgage Group Blog

You Just Got a Mortgage. Now What?

Mortgages are a funny thing. On the one hand they allow you to become a home owner without saving up enough money to purchase the home outright, which is a really good thing. On the other hand, even at today's really low interest rates, as they are amortized over a...

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What is Bridge Financing?

Let's say you have a home that you've outgrown, it's time to make a move to something more suited for your family. You have no desire to keep two houses, so you decide that selling your existing home, and moving into something new is the best idea. Ideally, when...

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Appraisal

Every mortgage needs some consideration of value. Your downpayment and the type of property you are buying will determine if and when an appraisal is needed. Virtually all refinances will require an appraisal.  If you put down less than 20%, a mortgage insurer will...

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Job Letter

All lenders will require a job letter from your employment in order to approve your income and get you qualified. The lenders will require the letter to be dated within 30 days of your application. Self employed are the only borrowers that will not require a letter. A...

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Downpayment

Congratulations! One of the biggest hurdles in purchasing your new home is saving the down payment.  It’s important to know that at no point will the lender ever have your downpayment funds. We are required to verify a 90 day history of where the funds will come from...

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