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Mortage Tips & Trends

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VA Loan Resources

Compare the benefits of VA loans with other mortgage types and learn how to get the most out of your VA benefits

Home Buying Tips

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or are already a seasoned real estate investor, these tips can help set you up for success

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What is a better investment, Stocks or Real Estate?

Stock Market Example Invest $160,000 10% annual growth $504,287 at end of 12 years $342,974 at the end of 8 years $2,808,354 at end of 30 years Griffin Funding offers DSCR (debt service coverage ratio) loans at a ratio as low as .75 to allow you to qualify on the cash flow of the property Read More…

Meet Our New COO Evan Kidwell

What’s your professional background? And how did you come to Griffin Funding? I was in the legal industry for about seven years and I was responsible for operations, sales, team management, and culture. Just as I was looking to make a change, I was at a real estate conference and met the owner of a Read More…

VA Loan Benefits: Avoid PMI Costs With a VA Loan

When looking into VA home loans as an option for purchasing or refinancing your home, one of the many questions on your mind might be “what are VA loan benefits?” and more specifically, “do VA loans have PMI?”. During your home loan research, you may have taken note of how PMI, or private mortgage insurance, Read More…

FHA vs VA Loans: Which Mortgage Option Is Right for You?

As a first-time buyer, you may be overwhelmed by your mortgage options. Which will offer the lowest down payment, the best terms overall, and help you minimize how much you spend on your mortgage over the life of the loan? To help you sort through the massive amount of information on home loans and learn Read More…

VA Loans vs Conventional Loans

VA loans are special home loans available only to veterans and active duty service members. They’re popular among those in the military because they boast lower interest rates than conventional mortgages often offer, and sometimes come with the perk of no down payment and more flexible credit requirements. However, before you rush to get a Read More…

VA Entitlement Explained: Basic & Bonus Loan Entitlements

There are many different aspects of VA loans that you should understand before entering into a loan agreement, one of which is VA entitlement. The VA entitlement is the amount of a home loan the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will cover if you default on your loan. Essentially, this is the amount the lender Read More…

Review Our Eligibility and Requirement to see if you Qualify for a VA loan.

Loan Programs Available to First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is an exciting and somewhat daunting decision. Many people get used to the idea of paying rent, not realizing that there are programs available to help them buy a home and put that rent money into an investment, rather than watch it disappear.  If you are a first-time home buyer, you can Read More…

How Bank Statements Loans Can Get You Your Desired Home Mortgage

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The #1 Reason Deals Fall Out Of Escrow

The number one reason that real estate deals fall out of escrow is because of the loan. Most loan officers, banks and mortgage bankers have a limited set of products that fit into a small stringent box. If your a real estate agent that can’t get your buyer qualified from the get-go or if you have Read More…

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score for a VA loan with Griffin Funding.

Backyard Design Ideas That Your Dogs Will Love

If you’re like most dog owners, you love the idea of watching your dogs play and run around in the backyard. You enjoy the freedom of opening the door and letting them roam and get out some energy. However, those positive feelings change pretty quickly the first time your dog digs up the garden.  What Read More…

What to Consider When Buying a House: 5 Homebuyer Concerns

When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s challenging to tell when a house is actually in good condition. Quick fixes and cosmetic band-aids can easily pull the wool over the eyes of unsuspecting home buyers. Before you know it, you’ve bought a house with underlying issues like mold or worse. No prospective homeowners want Read More…

Tips and Tricks Personalizing Your First Home

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