Home Remodeling Financing Options

joseph-disalvo / May 12th, 2017

Spring and summer are great seasons to make additions to your home, but many people are concerned about how to finance these projects. Did you know it is easier than you think? These are three popular avenues for homeowners to secure money for a home improvement or remodeling project: Home...

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Home Remodeling Financing Options

Joseph Disalvo / May 12th, 2017

Spring and summer are great seasons to make additions to your home, but many people are concerned about how to finance these projects. Did you know it is easier than you think?

These are three popular avenues for homeowners to secure money for a home improvement or remodeling project:

Home Equity Loan: Perhaps the easiest way to …

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It Is Tax Time. Are You Claiming a Mortgage Deduction?

Joseph Disalvo / March 22nd, 2017

We all know doing your taxes is not fun. Having to pay taxes is downright unpleasant. If you are like me, the only enjoyment I receive from filing taxes is trying to find the tax deductions I’m due. As a mortgage broker, obviously, my favorite is the mortgage interest tax deduction. It not only helps …

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Six Things to Improve Your Credit Score

Joseph Disalvo / February 27th, 2017

1. Check Your Credit Report for Mistakes: You are entitled to a free credit report every year. Download yours and review it. If you find a mistake, work with that lender to correct it. A report from the FTC in 2012 (the most recent data available) found that 1 in 5 consumers had a mistake …

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5 Things to Do to Get Ready for the Spring Buying Season

Joseph Disalvo / February 3rd, 2017

Spring is the most hectic time of year to buy and sell a home. In a highly competitive market like Washington, D.C., being prepared to get a mortgage might be the difference between getting the house of your dreams and heartbreak. Here are the top Five things to do to make sure you are prepared …

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The Rapid Rescore Request

Joseph Disalvo / April 4th, 2016

You hear over and over that before you go out shopping for a new home you should get preapproved. Many people think it is to make sure that you can qualify for the loan program you are looking at based on your income. However today there are so many programs with different rules, guidelines and …

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