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Homebuying

Internet Safety with an Online Mortgage

For many people, getting a mortgage is the only way buying a home is within reach. Today, there’s no shortage of banks and lenders where...

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Homebuying

Can You Make an Offer Without a Pre-Approval?

As you may know, submitting a mortgage pre-approval letter along with your bid on a home may give you the upper hand in a competitive...

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Mortgage 101

How Long Does a Full Mortgage Application Take?

You’ve spent hours browsing listings, going on open houses, and researching the types of mortgages products available to you. But before...

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Refinancing

Can I Get a Cash-Out Refinance to Pay Off Debt?

Is debt holding you back from achieving your financial goals? You’re not alone. Many Americans struggle with saving for the future while...

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Mortgage 101

Is an FHA Loan Only for First-Time Buyers?

You might have heard about FHA loans as a first-time homebuyer, but this isn’t the only demographic who can benefit from this mortgage...

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Homebuying

Why Your Mortgage Could Get Declined

Congrats! You've found a home that fits all your criteria and you've applied for a mortgage—only to have your hopes quashed when you learn...

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Mortgage 101

VA: Loan Explained

Serving our country is a great sacrifice and one that our government doesn’t take lightly. That’s why there are several programs for...

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Lifestyle

Family Traditions to Warm Your Heart

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “holiday traditions”? The answer of course will vary according to your personal experience.

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Lifestyle

Pinterest-Worthy Porch Decorating for the Holidays

When it comes to holiday porch decorating, your creativity is truly the only limit. That said, if you’re open for the challenge of...

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Mortgage 101

How Does an FHA Loan Work?

Thinking about buying a home soon? There’s more to home loans than meets the eye. There are different types of mortgages with different...

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