2601 1st Ave S Ste 500A, St Petersburg, FL 33701
Cell: (727) 201-6167
Rachel Mayes is a second generation Pinellas County Native and grew up in a large family of 11. She has spent her life exploring all the different demographics Florida’s beautiful cities have to offer. After graduating from SPC in a field of Criminal justice she became one of the 20,000 members of AmeriCorps which was designed to bring emergency care to areas that suffered from natural disasters, revitalizing inner-city neighborhoods, building homes for working families and restoring our countries natural resources. Committed to getting things done on a local level and to learn from people of all different backgrounds, her work with local communities such as Habitat for Humanity, CASA, Survivors of Stalking really made her realize the importance and passion she had for helping people.
This was one of the driving forces for Rachel to get into the ever changing world of Real Estate. She has owned and operated her own Property Preservation company and became licensed not only as a Real Estate Agent but a Mortgage Loan Originator and has spent the past several years developing her skills and knowledge of the many different facets of the real estate and mortgage industries into one seamless transaction. Having a “One Stop Shop” in a sense brings you the comfort of knowing you are in the best capable hands always making her available 7 days a week and after hours to educate and ease the sometimes overwhelming stress any of these transactions can bring.
Whether you are purchasing a new home, selling a home or seeking a loan to even refinancing Rachel brings her years of experience, compassion and hard work to you. She is known for her honesty, integrity and doesn’t stop till it’s done mentality, She is with you from the very beginning through to the joy of sitting at the closing table having assisted you in obtaining and achieving your desired goal of living this beautiful Florida lifestyle.
I'll be with you from the very beginning through to sitting at the closing table!
I was a first time home buyer and every time I had a question about anything Rachel was there to assist me right away.
Saint Petersburg, FL
My partner and I were first time homebuyers and we felt our best interest was in mind working with Rachel. She answered all of our many questions.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Rachel made this a very easy process for my buyer’s and everyone involved in the contract. I look forward to recommending her and doing business with her again in the near future.
Rachel tells it like it is and if she doesn’t know the answer, she will research and find out. It was a wonderful to have Rachel from start to finish. She made everything as easy as possible.
Rachel made me feel like I was her ONLY client. Special. Priority. Most important person on planet. Had answers to all my questions!!
Mortgage Programs Explained
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to mortgage lending. MiMutual has numerous loan options to fit every budget and situation. At MiMutual Mortgage, you can expect a one-on-one consultation to determine the right loan program for your unique situation.
A Conventional loan is a mortgage not guaranteed by the government. However, most conventional loans will follow the guidelines established by Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FHLMC). This type of loan is good for borrowers with a favorable credit score and allows more flexibility in loan terms and higher loan limits.
Unlike FHA, VA or RD loans, conventional loans do not require private mortgage insurance (PMI) unless the borrower has less than 20% down. 20% down however, is not a requirement and some conventional loans allow as little as 3% down! Once the loan reaches 20% equity, PMI can be canceled.
In addition to standard conventional loan programs, MiMutual Mortgage also offers the following niche conventional loan programs:
- Fannie Mae HomeReady
- Freddie Mac Home Possible
- Freddie Mac HomeOne
- Freddie Mac Refi Possible
Government loans are backed by the federal government. The loan is funded or originated by the mortgage company, but has a guarantee from either the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), USDA Rural Development (RD), or US Dept of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Government loans open the door for borrowers that have little to no money saved for a down payment, a challenging credit history or have lower credit scores. Government loans offer easier qualifying requirements and are widely used in the industry.
Government-insured loans can be used for purchase, renovation (through the FHA 203(k) loan), or refinance transactions.
Government loan programs include:
- Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
- USDA Rural Development (RD)
- Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) sets a limit on the dollar amount a conventional loan must conform to. Any loans beyond this limit are known as a Jumbo loan. With a Jumbo Loan from MiMutual, you can expand your options and find your dream home that will meet your needs now and in the future.
MiMutual Mortgage offers a number of Jumbo Mortgage Programs to fit a variety of situations. These include Purchase loans, Asset-Qualifier, Rate and Term and Cash-Out Refinance loans.
- As little as 10% down
- Loan amounts up to $4 Million
- Primary residence, second homes, and investment properties are eligible
Don’t have much saved for a down payment?
We can help with that!
Down Payment Assistance (DPA) can:
- Reduce out of packet cash to close
- Put cash savings to work by improving the home and growing equity
- Free up cash to pay down student loan debt or other bills
- Save cash to start investing for the future
MiMutual Mortgage offers a number of down payment assistance programs including:
- Chenoa Fund DPA for FHA financing
- The National DPA for Conventional financing
- State Housing Finance Authority DPA and MCC
MiMutual Mortgage is a Renovation Loan specialist. We were even featured on the Lifetime Network “Designing Spaces” home design television show! With a Renovation loan, you can bundle the cost of purchasing or refinancing with the cost of renovation into one single loan!
MiMutual Mortgage offers the FHA 203k and Conventional HomeStyle renovation loans. These allow for the same qualifying factors as a traditional FHA or Conventional loan with the ability to lend up to the estimated after-improved value of the home!
Eligible renovations include:
- Small repairs with a minimum renovation cost of $5,000
- Kitchen remodels including appliances
- New roof
- New flooring
- Installation of an in-ground pool
Still not finding what you are looking for?
MiMutual Mortgage has a number of unique loan programs including:
- Qualifying on assets without income
- Real Estate Investor programs including DSCR
- Self-Employed financing options
- Bank statement qualifying
You are about to begin the mortgage loan application
- Applying on the MiMutual Mortgage Online Loan Application is quick, easy, and secure! The loan application will take about 25 minutes to complete.
- Once your application is submitted, you can log back into the MiMutual Mortgage Online Loan Application to securely upload requested documents, view your loan status, and communicate with your mortgage team.
- If you have questions, reach out to your MiMutual Mortgage Loan Officer.
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