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A Look Ahead: 2022 Trends in Housing and Home Loan Financing

Rising home prices, plummeting interest rates and low housing inventory were significant trends that impacted 2021’s housing and mortgage environment. Affordable housing initiatives and expanded homebuyer education also defined the housing market at a time when home purchases became more challenging. With just one month to go until 2022, will these trends continue? Can home prices keep rising? How will mortgage technology change? Continue Reading…


New Homeowner Education Requirements Expand Learning Opportunities

Recently, Fannie Mae announced that they are making changes to homeowner education requirements, which are part of its commitment to affordable mortgage products. This blog post will help you understand what’s different and leverage the new opportunities available to those of you that are buying a home for the first time and looking for affordable mortgage options. Continue Reading…


New Affordable Housing Initiatives Are Proposed to Equalize Access to Home Ownership

The Biden administration is seeking to leverage the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to enact new affordable housing initiatives. This can be an effective tactic that will make home ownership a reality for a more diverse group of individuals and families. Private companies are also getting involved to drive greater home purchase equity while mortgage bankers are examining ways to propel the concept of sustainable mortgages for lower income borrowers. Continue Reading…


A Guide to VA Loans and VA Loan Requirements

Everyone who wants to be a homeowner deserves to be a homeowner. However, it is not that easy to do, especially for veterans or those currently serving in the military.  

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the government agency that guarantees VA loans. These loans are defined as low-cost military loans that mortgage lenders can offer to qualified veterans as well as to active service members and their spouses. Continue Reading…


Changes in the Home Appraisal Process: What It Means for Buyers and Sellers

The appraisal industry has come under fire in the past year because of concerns over outdated processes, inaccurate comps, a lack of diversity, and poor training. There is general agreement that the appraisal process needs modernization. Continue Reading…


Tips for First-Time Homebuyers in Today’s Competitive Market

At the heart of the American Dream is the desire to own a home. For all first-time homebuyers, the current real estate market may feel discouraging. Although interest rates are low, home prices have continued to accelerate at a historic pace. Large down payments are often required to be considered. Continue Reading…


Happy 4th of July From American Mortgage Network

July 4th is a day we celebrate our nation’s independence and all the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this country. This year’s celebrations include many of the traditions we missed last year, which makes us appreciate the parades, barbecues, street parties, and fireworks all the more.. Continue Reading…


Help on the Way for First-Time Homebuyers

As a prospective first-time homebuyer, you may be watching the real estate market closely and wondering what’s going on with home prices. According to available research, home prices have hit a 15-year high. With signs of economic recovery and ongoing low housing inventory, it may feel like you are priced out of the market. As one article noted, research company CoreLogic found that starter home prices grew by 15.1%. Continue Reading…


Welcome to the American Mortgage Network Blog!

Sharing information about the opportunities for home ownership and the industry is a top priority of every employee-owner of American Mortgage Network.  As an employee-owned company (ESOP), we want you, our clients and partners, to have the latest information to help you throughout the process of becoming a home owner. Continue Reading…


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