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Homebuying

How To Be Ready When It’s Time To Buy a House

Preparing to buy a house for the first time may seem overwhelming. If you’re getting ready to buy your first home, it helps to plan before...

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Homebuying

Renovation Purchase: Loan Explained

Today’s real estate market is like none other. Inventory is tight, homes are getting multiple offers, properties often sell above list...

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Refinancing

5+ Mistakes People Make When Refinancing Their Home

Refinancing your mortgage can be a great financial move. A homeowner might choose to refinance for multiple reasons. 

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Mortgage 101

Can Underwriters Make Exceptions?

Homeownership is a beautiful thing, but the path to getting there is not always a smooth one. Finding, negotiating, and financing the...

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Homebuying

How to Budget for a House While You're Still Renting

The housing market is challenging these days, especially for first-time homebuyers. Real estate prices are high, but so is rent. How can...

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Home Selling

How Long Should You Keep an Investment Property?

Financial planning is a complicated task. If you are considering whether to purchase, hold, and/or sell an investment property, it is...

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Mortgage 101

How Quickly Can a Mortgage Be Approved?

Today’s real estate market moves fast. Time is of the essence if you want a chance at getting your offer accepted.

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Mortgage 101

Do Loan Officers and Underwriters Work Together?

Yes, loan officers and underwriters do work together, but with intentional boundaries in place. Both of these roles are essential to the...

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Homebuying

Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Should you pay off your mortgage early? The answer is different for everyone and depends on your unique financial circumstances. This blog...

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Homebuying

What are the Benefits of Choosing a Mortgage Lender?

Before you start shopping for a mortgage lender, it helps to know the basics of the industry. All lenders are not created the same. While...

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