What Increased Loan Limits Mean For You In 2020


At the end of each year, typically in the last week of November, the federal agencies governing mortgage financing (FHFA and HUD) announce new loan limits for the following year.  These loan limits are based on the median home price for given markets, and for 2020, the loan limits increased for most of the country.…

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The Renovation Mortgage is the Key to Your Dream Home

Renovation mortgage loans offer home buyers an edge in getting a house and turning it into a home - often at a great price!

We realize that at the time this is posted, we’re seeing severe shortages of home inventory in most markets across the country.  Homes are priced extremely high, and in the rare occasion that a well-priced, move in ready home hits the market, it’s often not long before multiple bids come in, driving that once reasonable…

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Is It Smart to Refinance Your Home?

Is it smart to refinance your home?  As with most things mortgage-related, it depends on your individual scenario.

“Yes!  Of course!  Immediately!”, said the mortgage company…   While as a mortgage company we certainly have skin in the game when it comes to refinancing, transparency is also the name of our game, and we want you to know the truth to the question “is it smart to refinance my home?”.  And that truth…

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Richmond Virginia Mortgage Client Appreciation Party

River City Roll hosted Mason-McDuffie Mortgage's Virginia team for their client appreciation party

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Mason-McDuffie’s Richmond Virginia branch held a client appreciation party to gather with and thank their clientele.  The event was held at Richmond’s River City Roll (rivercityroll.com) venue and offered a ton of fun for clients and their families.  The patio was packed with clients and their families along with MasonMac team…

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What the Fed Rate Cut Means to You

The Fed rate cut is a small piece of the big economic picture, but it does NOT have an immediate impact on mortgage rates as many people believe

The Fed has once again cut rates, this time by .25% – so what does this mean for you?     Well, the Fed funds rate is the rate banks borrow from each other.  When the rate is cut, it is done to help stimulate the economy and increase inflation.  The Fed funds rate is…

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Why Do I Need Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Insurance (PMI) opens the door to home ownership for borrowers with less than 20% down

Mortgage insurance (PMI) is often seen as a bad word in the mortgage industry because it is, after all, a cost to the consumer.  No one wants to pay additional costs, but to really understand mortgage insurance, it becomes clear that mortgage insurance, or PMI, is a positive – for borrowers, for lenders, and in…

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Buying a House with No Down Payment

A down payment should't block your home ownership dreams

Home values have risen substantially over the past several years and are expected to continue that trend, at least short term.  That means that for many individuals and family, the largest hurdle to home ownership is coming up with a down payment.  Conventional loans typically come with a 3% down payment requirement, and FHA loans…

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The Best Mortgage Term for You

MasonMac offers mortgage terms that fit any client's needs.  More options mean better planning.

Is the 30 year fixed rate mortgage the best loan?  Yes!  Is the 15 year fixed rate mortgage the best loan?  Yes!  Is the 10 year mortgage the greatest of loans?  Yes!   How can all 3 of these loan terms be the best?  Well, they’re all the best option for different people.  At MasonMac,…

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How To Get the Best Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates vary a lot, but there are things you can do to make sure you get a great rate!

Mortgage rates have gotten a lot of airtime in the media recently.  Currently near all-time lows, many people are shopping for a new mortgage right now, and rightly so!  With the opportunity to reduce monthly payments, access equity to pay other bills or complete renovations, or reduce a loan term, it’s a great time to…

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2430 Camino Ramon
Suite 300
San Ramon CA. 94583

Phone: 925-242-4400
Fax: 866-743-0260
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