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VA Loans: What to Know and How to Apply
VA Loans: What to Know and How to Apply 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

The VA loan is arguably one of the best incentives tied to military service. Despite being an incredible home-purchasing tool, many of those eligible to utilize it are not aware of all of its benefits…

Mortgage Relief: What Is Forbearance?
Mortgage Relief: What Is Forbearance? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

The stress of a looming mortgage payment can feel crushing when finances take a downturn. In response, many homeowners begin searching for relief options until they can get back on their feet. Forbearance is a…

How Do Interest Rates Affect My Purchase Power?
How Do Interest Rates Affect My Purchase Power? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Nothing affects a home’s affordability more than interest rates. After all, we live with the monthly payment, not the amount of the loan. The higher your mortgage rate is, the higher your monthly payments are…

Is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Necessary?
Is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Necessary? 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Do you need a mortgage pre-approval letter to make an offer on a house? You know you need to get your ducks in a row before looking at homes, but does that include securing a…

Things to Remember
Things to Remember 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

  The are many factors that can change your ability to qualify for a mortgage. It’s important to follow these guidelines until your loan is closed. Do Pay all your monthly bills on time Keep…

The Factors That Determine Your Mortgage Interest Rate
The Factors That Determine Your Mortgage Interest Rate 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

When you take out a mortgage to buy a home, you pay interest over the years. So what determines that rate? Obviously, your credit history probably plays the biggest role, but there are other factors…

Understand Your Loan Options
Understand Your Loan Options 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Not all home loans are the same. Three key choices are the loan term, or length of the loan, the interest rate type and the loan type. Knowing what kind of loan is most appropriate…

Top Tax Benefits of Owning a Home
Top Tax Benefits of Owning a Home 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Owning a home will often be the most expensive and important purchase you will make in your life. To encourage home ownership, the IRS has provided several tax breaks for owning a home. Deductions lower…

Credit Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Credit Tips for First-Time Homebuyers 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

When applying for a mortgage loan, your credit will be one of the key factors in whether you’re approved, and it will help determine your interest rate and possibly the loan terms. It’s a good…

13 Mortgage Questions to Ask
13 Mortgage Questions to Ask 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

Having a list of mortgage questions to ask potential lenders is just the start. Knowing the answers you’re looking for puts you ahead of the game. Which type of mortgage is best for me? This question…

Conforming & VA Loan Limit Changes for 2020
Conforming & VA Loan Limit Changes for 2020 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

FHFA Announced Increase in Conforming Loan Limits for 2020 The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it is raising the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to more than $510,000. In most…

Happy Veterans Day
Happy Veterans Day. Thank You for Your Service.
Happy Veterans Day. Thank You for Your Service. 1024 536 Vellum Mortgage

$500.00 Lender Credit for Veterans1 You served our country. Now it’s time for us to serve you. We are proud to offer a $500.00 lender credit at settlement to any qualified Veteran, active duty U.S.…

Let’s Get Started Financing Your Home

You’re so close to being a homeowner or refinancing to meet your financial goals.

Have Questions or Want to Discuss Your Options?

Patrick Norman

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 303097

12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

M: (571) 249-3530

Patrick Norman

Senior Loan Officer
NMLS ID #: 303097

12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

M: (571) 249-3530