AL and FL Mortgage News

November 19th, 2020

Projected Loan Limit Size:   -  According to a detailed analysis this week posted by Matthew Graham COO of Mortgage News Daily just a few days ago the nationwide Conventional loan limit is projected to increase roughly $40,000 to around $550,000 for single family dwellings. While the formal announcement is set to be released next Tuesday November 24th, for Florida and Alabama this means an increase from $510,400 in 2020 to an estimated projection of $550,000 in 2021.  Any increase is always a positive for the general housing market even if you don't have a loan at all but given that many of us are spending more time at home and have increased needs for our families this impacts many people who have or plan to get a conventional loan in a good way that maybe it hadn't prior to 2021 especially since rates are where they are.  We will be posting some more breaking news regarding rates and products since the volatility that has been 2020.

While we don't have time to explain the many was this increase is a big deal, the impact directly impacts VA and jumbo loans as well.  Since VA entitlement is based on this limit, veterans get that additional affordability on refinances and purchases.  For some who were we stuck buying or refinancing with only a jumbo option any years prior to 2020, this will certainly translate to more availability of options, better rates, and possibly higher LTVs which is never bad.

If you want to know how this change might help you, please email us or submit an online application on our secure website.  Exciting times!!!!

Quick note:  We have been very busy in 2020 and haven't had much time to post to this blog but we have hired more staff and will ramp up the flow of information to the public starting today November 19th, 2020.  

Posted by Devin Murray on June 22nd, 2021 3:35 PM

We are very proud to help the men and women who serve our country with their dream of homeownership year after year. Keeping with this standard, Gulf States Financial is releasing a new VA Renovation Program effective today June 5, 2017 to better serve the unique needs of our clients.

For many veterans and their families purchasing a new home at great price that might not meet VA appraisal standards meant the seller had to agree to fix a potential problem or the veteran would have to forgo the deal and find another house to buy.  For others, this has meant limiting a new home search to homes with pre-built ramps and accessibility features which can prove to be extremely difficult in a sellers market.

For veterans with existing VA loans this has meant having enough as-is equity for a cash-out refinance to make minor improvements with their home in an as-is condition.  However with the release of this program scores of veterans and their families will have alternatives to these and other headaches with our new VA Renovation program.

Below are just a few major highlights to the program: 

  • Minor remodeling and non-structural repairs
  • Accessibility upgrades included (ramps, rails)
  • Up to $35,000 in renovation costs with no minimum requirement
  • No consultant necessary (saves time and $500-$900 depending on your location) 
  • If you or a family member is eligible for a VA loan and want more information about this exciting new program, please feel free to email us or call us at 888-269-8335.

    Get preapproved or apply online 24 hours a day

    NMLS #835698


    Posted by Devin Murray on June 5th, 2017 1:22 PM
    Congrats to our hard working veteran and his family who are now new homeowner's in Plantation, Florida. Our borrower was able to use the power of his VA eligibility to get out of their cramped condo and buy this great project property in Broward County situated on a double lot with plenty of space and a pool.  Can't wait to see the changes unfold!  Thank you for your service to our country!!

    Posted by Devin Murray on August 7th, 2015 6:13 PM



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