Bi-Weekly Payment Plan is it a Valuable Financial Tool or Scam? Before I answer that question, it is useful to know how a Bi-Weekly Payment Plan (BWPP) works. The program concept is contained in the difference between “Every-other-week” and “Twice-a-month”. Half payments made every other week add up to 13 full payments (26 payments / […]

What is a Jumbo Mortgage? A jumbo mortgage doesn’t have a technical definition; it is the “white space” where Agency mortgages stop. If it had a static definition it would never be the same two years in a row. And jumbo’s have multiple variables.  In 2020 the conforming loan limit set by Federal Housing Finance […]

Can you think of many (any?) things that will cost LESS in 2021? Among the items on this shortlist is the cost of mortgage money. While we can’t predict the direction of mortgage rates in 2021, we can tell you that the Limits (caps) on lower costing mortgages are set to expand on January 1, 2021.

How do I apply for UWM’s Conquest Mortgage Rates? If you’re on this page you probably saw an ad for UWM’s Conquest program. GoldCoast Mortgage is a Broker Partner with United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) a Lender who offers the Conquest program. Conquest offers key features including rates that start in the (high) 1’s. The program […]

Pros and Cons of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) A mortgage that has a Fixed Rate comes in 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30-year standard terms. Adjustable rate mortgages come in plenty of forms; well over 100 varieties. Many varieties were not designed with the consumer in mind, mostly they are an investment product with […]

Mortgage Bridge Loan Explained A Bridge Loan is a second position mortgage on your outbound (former) primary residence. It is designed to extract equity from the departure residence to be used as a down-payment on the destination (future) primary residence. How do I get a Bridge Loan? In an ideal world you will never need […]