Home Buying Tips

Veterans United One of the many misconceptions about VA home loans is that getting one is a long and winding road littered with red tape. The reality is VA loans close nearly as fast as conventional purchase loans, and they actually have a higher closing success rate, according to mortgage software firm Ellie Mae. In […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 18, 2017

  vadimguzhva/iStock   Conventional wisdom says you need a 20% down payment to buy a house, but let’s face it: That sum can be daunting, particularly for first-time home buyers who don’t have a pile of cash from a property they have just sold. The good news is that the average down payment for first-time […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 18, 2017

ayzek/iStock When you buy or sell a home, you get used to hearing words you’ve never heard before. The mortgage lenders and insurance agents who help you through the process will throw around so much real estate jargon, somewhere along the way you might wish you had brought a dictionary—or maybe a translator. Two rather vague but […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 13, 2017

    A carport may sound like a fancy British way to say “garage,” but it’s actually much more—or, to be accurate, much less. That’s because a carport, unlike a garage, is merely a covering to protect your car (or motorcycle or boat) from rain, sun, and snow. Open on three or four sides, carports […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 3, 2017

At this website https://chaletslocatifs.com you will beautiful land options for you to buy and install your mobile home. clubfoto/iStock   Mobile homes—or manufactured homes (read on for the difference)—are a much more affordable way to own your own place. Today’s models can often be as spacious and beautiful as a traditionally built house, often for a fraction of […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | May 2, 2017

  PondShots/iStock   Every house hunter hopes to move into a new home with as few hitches as possible. And that largely depends on how eager (or, let’s be frank, desperate) a homeowner is to sell. And while it’s gauche to ask outright why someone is selling—Divorce? Job transfer? Downsizing?—there are ways to sniff out the answer. Here are […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 21, 2017

What Is the Standard Down Payment on a House?

Kuzma/iStock “Down payment”: It’s amazing that these two little words have such a profound influence on your homeownership process—and your life! Ask most people what is an acceptable down payment on a house, and nine times out 10 they’ll tell you it’s 20% of your home’s selling price. So you do the math, figure you’d have to put down $50,000 on […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 6, 2017

3 Reasons Millennial Buyers Love VA Loans

Veterans United Millennial veterans and military members are helping fuel the resurgence of the historic VA loan program. Last year’s 700,000-plus loans were more than double the agency’s total from five years ago. Younger buyers in particular have flocked to these government-backed mortgages during a time of tight credit and flatlining wage growth. The VA […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 6, 2017