Category: first-time-homebuyer

Why Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan?

It's always been a good idea, but lately, it's become even more important to get pre-approved before you start your home search. 
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Property Types

When it’s time to buy a new home, it helps to know not only where you want to live, but also what type of home you’ll choose.From single family homes to condos and townhouses, each property type has unique characteristics to understand before you buy.
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June Is Homeownership Month

More than ever, we have realized that our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. Over the past couple of years, they’ve become our workplaces, schools for our children, and a safe place where we’ve weathered the most challenging moments of a worldwide pandemic. From rural counties to...
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Delayed Financing Gives Homebuyers Cash Power

In many areas, prospective homebuyers understand how difficult the housing market has been. Inventory is tight, prices are up, and competition is intense. In fact, the nation is experiencing one of the most competitive housing markets in history. If you’ve been searching for a home, you can agree.
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Down Payment Game Plan

Struggling to save up for a down payment on a new home?
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Mortgage Guideline Update | Documenting Self-employed borrowers

Finally some good news in the mortgage world! 🗞🗞→ Documenting income for self-employed buyers is returning to normal.
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Pre-Approval Is Key for Home Buyers in 2022

When it comes to homebuying, knowing what you can afford should always be step number one. In today’s housing market, a real estate agent or seller is going to want to know if you’ve been pre-approved by a mortgage lender.
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How to Think Strategically in Today’s Real Estate Market

Have you ever played Chess, the game of life, before? Chess requires you to plan and think about strategy, it’s a game about making strong moves and sticking by them. Every decision made has an impact on the rest of your game. Well, the same can be said about buying a home; planning and thinking...
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FHFA Increases Fees On Certain High-Balance and Second-Home Loans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced increases to upfront fees for certain high-balance and second-home loans. These changes are in effect for loans delivered on and after April 1st, but will affect rates well in advance, so if you’ve been thinking of getting a new loan, we...
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An Easy Guide To Your Credit Score And The Factors That Influence It

Are you planning to buy a house in the near future? Understanding what your credit score is and what factors influence it can give you a confidence boost when buying a home, plus arm you with knowledge if you need to dispute something.
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