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HECM Reverse Mortgages for Retirees and Seniors

How is mom and dad doing during the pandemic? Hopefully they are home and staying safe.  It’s not like everybody isn’t stressed enough by the current situation. It is clearly affecting everyone.  As for older people, one of the other less talked about silent stress points is having to make mortgage payments and service debt like credit cards on a fixed income. This is a good time for a Reverse Mortgage because rates have come down as a result of the pandemic. Our youngest recent client was 62 years old and oldest was 94. There are many benefits available with Reverse Mort...

June 23rd, 2020 | Reverse Mortgage, Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, Age in Place, Senior Advocate, Seniors, HECM Reverse Mortgages for Retirees and Seniors

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VA Loans for Veterans with Lower Credit Scores

Most veterans are relegated out of the VA Loan Program by the marketplace for having lower credit scores and credit related issues.  Many lenders shy away from VA borrowers with less than 620 credit scores and others have instituted underwriting overlays that make it a requirement for score minimums as high as 640 for veterans. We offer the VA Program with a low score option that we refer to as VA Low Score. This program provides up to 100% financing for eligible borrowers with credit scores as low as 500. This provides the veterans the opportunity to buy a home and allows them to get the...

March 3rd, 2020 | mortgage, VA Low Score, VA LOAN, manual underwrite, VA Loans for Veterans with Lower Credit Scores

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Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Option

Low interest rates have, in one perspective, liberated older homeowners by giving them many choices to stay in their family homes with Jumbo Reverse Mortgages.  Some of the choices may include paying off existing mortgages and other debt, adding liquidity, or simply supplementing income for monthly expenses.  The Jumbo programs initially came out in 2014 but frankly were not very consumer friendly or attractively priced at that time for consumers. However, lower interest rates and general competition with government reverse mortgage programs have paved the way for more flexible guide...

October 16th, 2019 | Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, Age in Place, supplemental retirement income, downsizing, Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Option

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Qualifying for a Mortgage with Assets

Federal rules from Dodd Frank have made it much tougher for borrowers outside the traditional channels, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the government loan programs, to qualify for mortgages. There are some interesting products for the self-employed that revolve around cash flow isolated from a business, but for many, if you don’t qualify on standard metrics and if you are not a self- employed business owner, you may simply be out of luck with no viable options to obtain a new mortgage. However, if you have lived within your means and saved to a point where you have a nice nest...

May 2nd, 2019 | Specialized Forward Mortgages, mortgage, Non QM, Asset Qualifer, Asset Based Mortgage, Traditional Mortgage, Qualifying for a Mortgage with Assets

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A Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Success Story

A husband and wife in their late sixties are comfortably retired in a nice family home with the exception of mortgage payments.  Everyone they have spoken with recommends selling their home and downsizing but they reject that notion.  They like their home and they are very comfortable. If they didn’t have to deal with a mortgage payment and a recent home equity line payment, in their words, they would have perfection.  Their income is primarily derived from Social Security and what they can earn off of their investments.  Each month when the payments are due they f...

January 16th, 2019 | Jumbo Reverse Mortgage, lifetime income with a Reverse, Seniors, Retirement security, private label reverse mortgage, A Jumbo Reverse Mortgage Success Story

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Self Employed Borrower Success Story

Over my entire career in the mortgage field, self-employed borrowers always stand out as the more challenging opportunities.  The self-employed borrower often finds themselves in a tug of war between their accountant’s guidance and the demands of the mortgage underwriter as it relates to qualifying income for a mortgage loan.  The accountant presses the deductions and works to minimize your taxable income with fancy terms such as “accrual basis” and the loan underwriter often demands pretty much the opposite.  At the end of the day, the self-employed borrower c...

November 9th, 2018 | Non QM, self-employed borrower, QM, Specialized Forward Mortgages, bank statement loan, mortgage, Mortgage Loan Process, Self Employed Borrower Success Story

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Jefferson Mortgage Group LLC

2536 Leeds Rd.
Oakton, Virginia 22124
703-319-2198
FAX: 703-773-6946
info@jeffersonmortgage.com
NMLS: 935554

Located in Fairfax County, Virginia. Serving all of Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennsylvania. 

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Jefferson Mortgage Group LLC is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, DC & Pennslvania.
Virginia State Corporation Commission License Number MC-5659 and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking & Securities #46259 
The DC Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking License #MLB935554
Maryland DLLR License #21586

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By refinancing the consumer's existing loan, the consumer's total finance charges may be higher over the life of the loan.

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