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De Young Mortgage Is Hosting A FREE Homebuyer Financing Workshop – Saturday, June 29!

Join De Young Mortgage’s Free Homebuyer Financing Workshop: Your Guide to Financing Your New Home!

Are you dreaming of owning your own home but unsure where to start? De Young Mortgage is here to help! We’re excited to announce our FREE Homebuyer Financing Workshop, “The Roadmap to Financing Your New Home,” on Saturday, June 29, 2024. This event is designed to provide you with important information and tools to make your homeownership dreams a reality.

SEATING IS LIMITED: RSVP HERE and let us help you unlock the door to your new home!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: De Young Properties Corporate Office, 677 W Palmdon Ave, Suite 208, Fresno, CA 93704

Why Attend?

Free Snacks & Refreshments: Enjoy a delicious morning snacks assortment and refreshments on us!

Prizes: Each attendee will have a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to Axxis Coffee Bar + Eatery at Tesoro Viejo.

Expert Insights: Gain valuable knowledge from our qualified De Young Mortgage Loan Officers.

Personalized Loan Assessment: Receive a free personalized loan assessment and roadmap to homeownership.

Free Pre-Approval Screening: Benefit from a pre-approval screening without impacting your credit score.

 

Event Topics:

Introduction to Home Ownership: Learn the essentials every homebuyer should know. We’ll cover various loan types including Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, and NON-QM loans.

Choosing the Right Loan: Discover which loan type suits your needs, whether you’re looking at investment properties or a primary residence. We’ll discuss loan limits, down payment requirements, interest rates, and closing costs.

Qualifying for a Loan: Understand the criteria for loan qualification, including credit scores, co-signers, income requirements, and the cash needed for down payments and closing costs.

Q&A Session: Have your specific questions answered by our expert Loan Officers.

RSVP NOW!

Seating for this free event is limited, so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. This is a unique opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to navigate the home buying process.

Important Information:

Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older to attend.

Disclaimer: Free pre-approval screening is valid for all attendees and will not negatively impact your credit score. The offer for a free personalized loan assessment is valid for one week from the date of the presentation.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to take the first step towards owning your dream home. Join us at De Young Mortgage’s Homebuyer Workshop and start your journey with confidence and clarity.

 

*This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. Jerry De Young, CA Bureau of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License # 00524649 NMLS Lic. # 293347. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Meet Tim O’Hare: De Young Mortgage Loan Officer

 

Meet our newest Mortgage Loan Officer, Tim O’Hare of De Young Mortgage, affiliate of De Young Properties! Tim has an extensive background within the lending and mortgage lending industry for over 35 years.

“I am very excited to be part of the De Young Mortgage team,” says Tim O’Hare, Mortgage Loan Officer. “I truly feel the spirit here that we are all a part of a team that is ready and willing to help our buyers through a great experience and make their journey to homeownership special.”

Tim grew up in a small-town named Porterville and moved to the big city of Fresno to attend college and has been here ever since. He attended school at Fresno State where he graduated with a Business Administration degree with a Management and Marketing option.

Tim started in the lending industry with a consumer finance company specializing in making small personal loans, auto loans and second mortgage loans. He found a love for lending immediately as he found great satisfaction in being able to help people in a tough spot with a personal loan or assistance in their mortgage needs. Later, Tim moved into mortgage lending only to truly love being able to make the dream of homeownership a reality for homebuyers.

“It has been a pleasure to work alongside Tim within De Young Mortgage,” said Brandon De Young, President of De Young Mortgage. “His expertise, enthusiasm, and fresh perspectives will undoubtedly contribute to the success of our customers!”

When Tim is not in the office helping people achieve their goals of homeownership, he’s enjoying his free time playing golf, watching sports, trying new recipes on his Traeger BBQ, walks in the morning or traveling.

The Right Financing For You

Everyone has a general idea of what price range they can afford. However, when you meet with a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer and communicate your financial portfolio, regardless of its size, most people are pleasantly surprised about just how much house they can actually qualify to purchase.

Contact us today to learn more about:

  • Pre-qualifying
  • Purchasing power
  • Competitive rates & fees

Contact us to get started! Finding the perfect home is only part of building the American Dream. Financing it is the other. With years of experience, De Young Mortgage remains committed to providing affordable homeownership. For more details, visit DeYoungMortgage.com.

Conforming Loan Level Increases to $766,550

Conforming Loan Level Increases to $766,550

Updated – 02/22/24

With an ever-changing real estate market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has once again increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s loan limits, by offering conforming loans up to $766,550 for a single-family home in the Central Valley. What does this mean? This new limit means some qualifying borrowers may be able to qualify for conventional pricing with lower interest rates rather than relying on a jumbo mortgage, which typically have more stringent criteria. Bottom line, the increase to the maximum conforming loan amount gives purchasers and refinance borrowers expanded access to mortgage credit at lower rates. In terms of raw dollars, this is the biggest leap in the conforming loan limit history, bumping it by more than $75,000.

Here at De Young Mortgage, we see this as an opportunity to assist more clients with a conventional mortgage at lower interest rate. Let one of our dedicated Loan Officer professionals review your income, savings, liquid assets and debt situation then thoroughly review the various mortgage rates and options available to you.

Ready to get started? Click here to complete the online De Young Mortgage Pre-Qualification form today!

 

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. Jerry De Young, CA Bureau of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker License # 00524649 NMLS Lic. # 293347. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Realtor.com Launches the #MissionZero Campaign to Educate Veterans of VA Home Loans

 

Though numerous Veterans know about their eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan benefits, which aim to facilitate homeownership as a recognition of their service, just 3 in 10 are aware they can use that benefit to buy a home with a zero-down payment, according to a new national survey of veterans and active-duty members.

To help educate service members, an alliance of real estate, media, mortgage, and veteran service organizations are launching the #MissionZero campaign, aims to provide essential information and support to those who are serving or have served our nation, helping them achieve the American Dream of buying a home with 0% down.

“After nearly eight decades of helping veterans and military families buy homes and build generational wealth, the VA loan benefit is more important than ever,” says Nathan Long, CEO of Veterans United. “The #MissionZero campaign helps highlight how VA loans are built to eliminate obstacles and make homeownership more accessible for those who serve. At the same time, they also offer veterans the freedom to choose how and where they invest their savings.”

VA home loans usually provide eligible borrowers with the advantage of zero down payment, greater flexibility in credit terms, and reduced interest rates, simplifying the path to homeownership, particularly for first-time buyers lacking home equity to aid in purchasing a home.

Data on VA loans from Realtor.com shows a greater share of issuance to those with less than perfect credit compared with other loans, making homeownership possible to a wider net of borrowers. In the past year, about 24.8% of home buyers with VA loans fell into the fair credit score category (580-669) compared with 4.7% among conforming loan borrowers.

VA loans also typically have lower mortgage interest rates, which reduces monthly costs. Between October 2022 and September 2023, the average mortgage rate for 30-year fixed-rate VA loans was 6.27%, whereas it was 6.67% for conforming loans.

“VA home loans offer many benefits, especially at times like this when affordability is such a major factor in home purchase decisions. Yet only a small portion of eligible veterans are tapping into the financial benefits they deserve for their service,” says Damian Eales, CEO at Realtor.com. “We owe it to our veterans to ensure they have the information they need to make informed housing decisions. It’s a small way to give back to those who have given so much, and we appreciate our partners for joining us in the cause.” (source: BuilderOnline.com)

VA buyers have up to 100% financing available (some restrictions apply), and up to 6% seller contribution towards closing costs, recurring and non -recurring.

For more details on the #MissionZero campaign, talk to one of our De Young Mortgage Loan Officers today!

Finance Your Dream Home With De Young Mortgage

At De Young Mortgage, we’ll help find you the best rates so you can be on your way to the American dream of homeownership. With years of lending industry knowledge in the Clovis and Fresno area, your De Young Loan Officer will review your income, savings, liquid assets and debt situation then evaluate the various mortgage rates and options available.

Contact us today to learn more about:

  • Pre-qualifying
  • Purchasing power
  • Competitive rates & fees

Start your journey of becoming a homeowner today! For more details, visit DeYoungMortgage.com.

Stable Job Market and Low Mortgage Rates Creating Surge in Homebuilding

Stable Job Market and Low Mortgage Rates Creating Surge in Homebuilding

It seems like 2020 could be a big year for home builders. The U.S. market closed out the last month of 2019 with the highest level of new housing projects since 2006. The surge of home starts was even higher than what economists had predicted – by a decent margin. Economists point to the stable job market and low mortgage rates among the factors contributing to this growth. As we head into the new year, buyers and builders alike are optimistic as the market gains momentum.

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How Much Growth, and What Does That Mean?

So, the last month of 2019 saw the highest rate of home groundbreakings in 13 years. How much is it actually growing? According to Bloomberg economists:

  • Single-family homebuilding has risen 11.2%
  • Residential home groundbreakings rose 16.9% (the biggest in three years)
  • Homebuilding permits rose to 3.9% at the end of 2019

The rise of single-family housing is particularly important because this segment has the largest share of the housing market. An 11.2% increase is higher than the U.S. has seen since 2007! And what does all this mean? More homes (often entry-level or “starter” homes) are coming to the market, bringing in new homebuyers and possibly converting renters.

Good News: Rates Are Likely Staying Low

Of course, mortgage rates and housing prices play a critical factor in the market’s growth. When mortgage payments stay affordable, more people can afford to buy a home. There’s good news on that front for 2020: Keeping in line with 2019’s low rates, 2020 is expected to see 30-year fixed mortgage rates around the 3.8% mark. This could lead to more renters making the leap to buying a home.

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What’s Ahead

Optimism is growing along with the housing market, which is rising alongside a stable job market and low mortgage rates. Groundbreakings have surged at the start of this new year, prospective homebuyers and renters are taking advantage of the low mortgage rates, and the market is looking good. If you’re looking to buy a new home in 2020, keep an eye on rates and new developments in the coming months.

Mortgage Rates Drop to Lowest Level in Three Months! Now is a Smart Time to Purchase a New Home!

Mortgage Rates Drop to Lowest Level in Three Months! Now is a Smart Time to Purchase a New Home!

If you are planning to purchase a brand-new home or a resale home NOW is the perfect time, as mortgage rates have dropped to the lowest level in three months! The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.60%, which is about a quarter point above all-time lows. Don’t wait until spring to act, lock in your interest rates now!

De Young Properties was recently featured in an ABC30 article, which underlined the impact low interest rates are having on the housing market. The low rates have created an increase in new construction and home sales, with lower interest rates giving buyers greater financial power.

Explore Your Financing Options with De Young Mortgage

De Young Properties is pleased to recommend the competitive lending advantage of their affiliate, De Young Mortgage, Inc. De Young Mortgage has been servicing excited new homebuyers who are purchasing homes in the newest De Young communities. Finance your new De Young Properties home through De Young Mortgage and take advantage of financing incentives toward your new home purchase. De Young Mortgage offers a variety of home loans including Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA and Jumbo Loans.

Owning a De Young home has never been easier with low mortgage rates and a down payment assistance program, the De Young Mortgage team is sure to find an option suitable for almost anyone.

To learn more about De Young Mortgage,  call (559)420-7868 to arrange an appointment with a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Looking For Your Dream Home?

Want to take advantage of these low interest rates but haven’t found your dream home yet? Don’t wait any longer to start your new life in a new De Young Properties home! With the unbeatable features and desirable locations matched with these low interest rates, now is absolutely the best time to buy a De Young home.

Whether you are looking for your first home or are a family wanting more room to live and play outdoors, there is a De Young Properties floorplan to meet you unique needs. These De Young SmartHomes provide new homebuyers maximum rewards with generous features and unparalleled quality while still remaining affordable. Each De Young home includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel General Electric appliances. Other value added amenities include performance engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, professional front yard landscaping, and so much more.

Visit a De Young Welcome Center at Shaw & Highlands or Leonard and Dakota in Clovis today!

Low Interest Rates Continue – Today’s A Smart Time To Buy or Refinance!

Low Interest Rates Continue – Today’s A Smart Time To Buy or Refinance!

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Take advantage of low interest rates this spring, making it the right time to make a new home purchase or refinance your home. According to Freddie Mac, fixed mortgage rates rose slightly for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.24 percent down from the previous week when they averaged 4.29 percent. A year ago this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.47 percent. The takeaway – contact De Young Mortgage today.

Explore Your Financing Options with De Young Mortgage

If you were thinking about buying or refinancing a home, now is the time! With low interest rates, financing or refinancing your dream home is easier than ever. The professionals at De Young Mortgage are well acquainted with Conventional, FHA and VA loans, as well as other additional loan options, and are ready to use their expertise to help you choose the best program to suit your individual needs.

With years of lending industry knowledge in the Central Valley, your De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will review your income, savings, liquid assets, FICO credit score and debt situation then evaluate the various mortgage rates and options available. In a timely manner, your Loan Officer will be able to assist you in finding the right loan to suit your needs!

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of these increased low interest rates while you can! To learn more, fill out the Mortgage Application Form and a De Young Mortgage Loan Officer will be in contact with you shortly to guide you through the lending process.

This is not an offer for extension of credit or the commitment to lend. All loans must satisfy company underwriting guidelines. Information is subject to change at any time and without notice. De Young Mortgage, Inc. NMLS #1026010. De Young Mortgage, Inc. CA Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License #01926671.

Looking For Your Dream Home?

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Want to take advantage of these low interest rates but haven’t found your dream home yet? Don’t wait any longer to start your new life in a new De Young Properties home! With the unbeatable features and desirable locations matched with these low interest rates, now is absolutely the best time to buy a De Young home.

Whether you are looking for your first home or are a family wanting more room to live and play outdoors, there is a De Young Properties floorplan to meet you unique needs. These De Young SmartHomes provide new homebuyers maximum rewards with generous features and unparalleled quality while still remaining affordable. Each De Young home includes a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel General Electric appliances. Other value added amenities include performance engineered Kohler plumbing fixtures, professional front yard landscaping, and so much more.