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2016 Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Established for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Valley West Mortgage is licensed in California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virgina, and Washington. 2016 Maximum Conforming Loan Limits Established for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac National Baseline Loan Limit Remains Unchanged; Limits Rise for 39 High-Cost Areas The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum conforming loan […]

House Flipping and some details you need to know.

We can bet you’ve flipped a coin, but have you flipped a house? High priced homes are exactly what house flippers are looking for. Why? Because high priced homes turn out a more profitable result. Flipping houses is a trend that has recently re-started during the better parts of the housing bubble. A flip occurs […]

Round 6 - Operation KnockOut at Brooklyn Bowl

Tickets are now on sale for our annual charity event benefitting Randy Couture's GI Foundation at the Brooklyn Bowl’s box office, online at TUff-N-Uff Website or online at Brooklyn Bowl Website. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! All proceeds go to local wounded soldiers and their families. There will be food, drinks, live […]

Social media credit approval is on the way

Social Media plays a huge part in our day to day activities. From staying connected with friends to finding an activity on a Saturday night. With the popularity of Facebook growing every single day, it's no surprise that the Social Media giant is finding new ways to monetize their site in order to generate an […]

Monthly Income reports determine we're not saving enough.

According to a survey conducted by Bankrate and an article on CNN Money, half of the American population currently saves less than five percent (5%) of their monthly income. It's estimated that eighteen percent (18%) of Americans save almost nothing from their monthly income. Scary right? What is the main cause of this problem and […]

Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

A Good Faith Estimate is an estimate of all of your closing costs when purchasing or refinancing a home loan. Your Good Faith Estimate (or GFE) will give you a ball park figure of what rate your loan will be locked at and a rough estimate of what your monthly payments will be. Federal regulations […]

Defaults on debt: Puerto Rico defaults for the first time in history.

According to an article posted on CNN Money, Puerto Rico defaulted on it's loan debt for the first time in the island's history. It is reported that this will not effect Wall Street. It will however, effect the residents of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican government was seeking concessions from its creditors, including deferring some […]

Tiny House are trending right now. Here's why.

Did you know that there exists a whole sub-culture of people who live in tiny houses? I don’t mean tiny like one bedroom, one bathroom. I mean tiny as in about 400 square feet, total. When I learned about this new and unique form of living I thought, why would a person want to live […]

Why You shouldn't miss a payment

Missing a payment on your mortgage loan may seem like the end of the world. In most cases you know ahead of time that you are going to miss a payment. In a more drastic scenario you may be faced with a situation where you have to use your mortgage money for some other dire […]

Choosing the Right Lender

Choosing the right lender is one of the most important parts of applying for a home loan. Loan officers are the men and women who work for the lenders and banks that will be in charge of your loan. They are in a sense, the face of the company. Good loan officers work in your […]

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