Is it Possible to Buy a Home with No Money Down?

The lending market is constantly changing. New loan programs and grants consistently come available. Check with your professional trusted lender to find out the current programs.

Are you thinking about purchasing a home? It is important to contact a professional lender and real estate agent to find out what is happening in the real estate market today.

I can help you with your home purchase and give you a list of lenders to interview. Give me a call today!

Pam McCoy, Pro-Active Trusted Real Estate Advisor
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
1180 Iron Point Road, Suite 130
Folsom, Ca 95630

Serving the Sacramento real estate region including: Folsom, Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, Newcastle, Auburn, Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Carmichael and surrounding areas.

Is a Reverse Mortgage the Same as a Equity Line of Credit?

An Equity Line of Credit is not the same as a Reverse Mortgage.

An Equity Line of Credit depends on:

  • Loan to Value.
  • Income.
  • Does not matter age of borrower.
  • Needs to be paid back on a monthly basis.

A Reverse Mortgage.

  • 50-60% of the home value may be borrowed with a Reverse Mortgage.
  • As long as guidelines are being followed, a Reverse Mortgage does not have to be paid back until the home is sold.
  • A borrower must be 62 or older.
  • Qualifications does not look at credit score.
  • Qualifications does not look at employment income.
  • Need to pay back when the property is sold.
  • Loan is insured.

A Reverse Mortgage does not get paid back until the time of sell of the property.

Please check with a Professional Reverse Mortgage Advisor and your Tax Advisor for specific details regarding a Reverse Mortgage.

I hope you enjoy this video series about Reverse Mortgages. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us:
Gennaro Faiola, Reverse Mortgage Advisor 916.216.1140
Pam McCoy, Realtor® 916.865.8759

Your Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES),
Pam McCoy serving Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville and surrounding areas

Seniors Look at Reverse Mortgages – Do I Still Own My Home?

Do I still own my home when I take out a Reverse Mortgage?

Yes, you still will own your home when you take out a Reverse Mortgage. This is a common misconception with a Reverse Mortgage.

Will I have a lien on my property?

Yes, you will have a lien on your property like any other home loan. Once the lien is paid, you will have full ownership of the home. The difference between a Reverse Mortgage and a regular home loan is you do not have to pay off a Reverse Mortgage as long as you follow the FHA and HUD guidelines.

I hope you enjoy this video series about Reverse Mortgages. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call 916.865.8759 or email me. Did you know that you can purchase a home using a Reverse Mortgage?

Your Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES),
Pam McCoy, Realtor®

Sacramento Area’s Housing Market Continues to Bounce Back

Coldwell Banker yard signAs the Sacramento area’s housing market continues to bounce back from the recession, more and more buyers have decided they can’t wait any longer – now is the time to get back into the market to find their next home.

While the real estate market still has its challenges, things are very different today than they were in 2009, 2010 and even early last year. Buyers are generally more optimistic about the future, ready to purchase, much better qualified for a loan and, in many cases, are paying big down payments or even all cash for their next home.

Indeed, the scales of supply and demand are once again moving back in the direction of home sellers after being out of balance for several years. While countless buyers are out there pounding the pavement for a home, the problem now is that there just aren’t enough sellers to meet the demand in many communities.

As the economy continues to improve and with a shortage of attractive properties in good neighborhoods, buyers are once again paying good prices for properties rather than simply looking for distressed homes at bargain basement prices. And in some cases, properties are even getting multiple offers, driving up the sale price above the asking price.

So if you’ve been thinking about selling your home, now may be an ideal time to do so while buyers are eager, interest rates are still low and there isn’t as much competition from other sellers as there usually is this time of year.

Should you be interested in buying or selling a home or would just like to know what your home is worth in today’s market, please give me a call. I can help! 916.865.8759

Your Folsom-Granite Bay agent,

Pam McCoy, e-PRO

Home Loan Interest Rates Went up Slightly | Lender Report, March, 2012

Interest Rates were up and down last week.

The question is…Will interest rates continue to climb over the year?

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville or the surrounding areas, I would be happy to assist you. Please give me a call at 916.865.8759.

Your Coldwell Banker Realtor®,
Pam McCoy

FHA Now Requires for all Collections Paid

FHA Update – March, 2012



MORE THAN $1,000 in Collections MUST be paid off

Coldwell Banker sells homes.
If you are planning to purchase a home using an FHA home loan, you will want to begin making payment arrangements for any outstanding collections totaling more than $1,000.

Disputed credit accounts or collections resulting from identity theft, credit card theft, or unauthorized use, etc., will be excluded from the $1000 limit under the terms.

For more information about an FHA home loan or the new guidelines, you may contact my Princeton Capital Senior Loan Officer, Kristy Ruhkala NMLS# 256835 (916) 532-8080.

Looking forward to helping you purchase your next home!

Pam McCoy

Princeton Capital is a Residential Mortgage Lender, and an RMR Financial company, licensed by the California Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, license #415-0027.