Category Archives: Physician Loan

What Type of Loan is Best for Home Remodel or Renovation?

One of the questions that we get all the time is, what type of loan is best for home remodels or renovations or home improvements? We stumbled upon these interesting facts from Zillow comparing or asking potential home buyers what would they rather do. Would they rather renovate their existing home and make it just the way they like it and stay put, or would they rather buy a new home? I was actually shocked to see that 76% of … Read more

Powerball Blues Got You Down? INVEST IN REAL ESTATE!!

Do the Powerball blues got you down? Yeah, you didn’t win the billion dollars, but I’ve got a great consolation prize for you. It’s called investing in real estate, and unlike Powerball, there’s a lot of winners when it comes to investing in real estate. I know. I bought my first investment property when I was 21 years old, and that eight-plex at 21 years old that was work $350,000 at the time is now valued well over a million … Read more

Student Loan Debt & Mortgage Decline

One of the things that trip our clients up the most is student loan indebtedness. Most lenders, whether it be loan officers at other banks that aren’t familiar with working with professionals that have student loans, don’t really identify how to correctly classify those student loan payments, and so a situation that we see very frequently is someone that’ll have $200,000 in student loans, and they’re in deferral, or some sort of an income driven repayment, The loan officer mistakenly … Read more

Will the housing market survive the next economic slowdown?

The economic expansion that began in 2009 is the longest in American history.  Bull markets cannot run forever and at some point in the future (potentially the near future) the economy will need to pause to take a breather.  Like many of the clients I speak with, you may be wondering how the housing market will hold up if the economy goes into a recession. While it is impossible to predict the future with complete certainty, we can study the … Read more

Doctor Mortgages 2018 – What’s Changed & What You Need to Know Now

  Never have there been so many options for physicians seeking a mortgage.  Banks have come out of the woodworks to offer doctor or physician mortgages as they are so often called.  In a nutshell, these loans make it easier for doctors to qualify for mortgage financing. How does a physician mortgage make it easier to qualify?  As compared to a conventional mortgage or a jumbo mortgage, the physician mortgage has more malleable underwriting guidelines. Generally speaking, most doctor mortgages … Read more

Down Payment Assistance Now Available For Qualifying Resident Physicians

One of the biggest challenges with down payment assistance programs has long been the issue of student loans and the way underwriters calculate payments on deferred and Income Driven Repayments. The general rule has been to default to one to two percent of the outstanding student loan balance as a MONTHLY payment. 2% of $200,000 equals a monthly payment of $4,000, which means the applying resident will be lucky to qualify for a Cracker Jack box to live in. Another … Read more

Do doctor mortgages have mortgage insurance and what is MI?

Do doctor mortgages have mortgage insurance and really, what is mortgage insurance? It’s funny, I get clients all the time that we get into discussions and they say, “I want to make sure we avoid mortgage insurance.” And I say, “Do you know what mortgage insurance is?” And they say, “No.” So let’s just start there. First of all, mortgage insurance is a premium that you pay as the buyer, that protects the mortgage company. Basically, the mortgage company says, … Read more

June Scorecard for our Team

You know, the best thing about the Fairway Scorecard is that it does not lie.  It does not care about what you accomplished last month, how good you think you are, or your ego…  It tells you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. June was a landmark month for our team as we broke our all time production record and we were the fourth highest producing branch in all of Fairway with 141 families served.  Truly … Read more

Dentists, orthodontists & oral surgeons can get a doctor mortgage

Yes, the great news is that dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons and other dental professionals can qualify for a physician home loan. Here are some of the advantages our dentist mortgages offer: Able to close up to 60 days prior to the start of your employment contract Lender paid mortgage insurance Qualify with deferred or IBR student loans** 97% LTV*** financing up to $650,000 95% LTV financing up to $850,000 90% up to $1.5 million 100% financing up to $424,100 in … Read more

Are doctor construction loans available?

Are doctor construction mortgages available? Those would be loans that have special underwriting guidelines for doctors, and physicians, that are used to buy the land, and do the vertical construction of the home. That is a more onerous process when you talk about construction loans, because not only is the bank, or the institution, making the loan, giving you the money, but they also have to administer the draw process, make sure the general contractor’s work is up to par, … Read more

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