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    Real Estate Investing 101 - Understanding the different types of creditors

    The changes in financing options available for residential investment properties over the last 5 years are staggering. Lenders have relaxed the credit and income guidelines for qualification that formerly deterred many would-be investors from entering the real estate. In addition, the down payment requirement has been eliminated for borrowers who qualify. This article surveys the landscape for lenders offering residential investment financing products. Types of Lenders: The lender landscape can be broken into the following broad categories: Conforming Alt-A Non-Conforming or Sub prime Hard Money Each of these offers loans for residential investment properties ( 1-4 unit properties). Conforming Conforming lenders are the A-Paper mortgage banks that cater to borrowers with excellent cred
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    Different types of mortgage to your financial needs

    If you are thinking about making a real estate purchase, you may find the financing options quite confusing. Before you can proceed, you have to know your terms, and understand what your options are. There are two variables to consider - mortgage type, and interest rates. These are the most important considerations when deciding on real estate, so it is essential that you have a basic understanding of what they are. Your two main options are repayment and interest-only types, and under those are more specific kinds. Repayment Mortgages This type of financing operates like a simple loan. Every month, you make a payment and the money goes to both the capital (the actual home itself) and the interest. The loan lasts a certain period of time, and if you make all of your payments according to


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