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Is Being Pre-Approved and Pre-Qualifying the Same Thing?

When you finally ready to make an offer on a house, the seller will want to know if you are pre-approved or pre-qualified for a loan. If this is your first time buying a house, you may be asking “What’s the difference?” or “Do I really need either?”. Today we dive into the difference between […]

Mortgage Myths Debunked

Individuals who are interested in purchasing a home are often given all types of advice from well-meaning friends and acquaintances. Unfortunately, some of this information does not accurately reflect the current reality of today’s mortgage market. One common misconception is that a large down payment is always required to purchase a home. While that was […]

How To Get Approved For Your First Mortgage

Homeownership is a highly desired milestone for most people today. Becoming a homeowner involves sweat and tears when it comes to finances. Unfortunately, not many people can afford, out of their paycheck, to become homeowners by either buying or constructing their first home. Thanks to various mortgage financing solutions in the market today, aspiring homeowners can realize […]

5 of the Best Things About Buying a House in Autumn

The warmer months of Spring and Summer are notoriously known for being the best time to purchase real estate. While statistically this may true, if you are a house hunter don’t turn your nose up at fall real estate just yet. You will be surprised at what opportunities fall real estate can present. Here are […]

How to Get a Mortgage With a Low Credit Score

It may seem impossible to qualify for a mortgage with bad credit in today’s housing market. Many people do not bother applying for a home loan if they think their credit is bad. Unfortunately, this is misguided thinking. Many mortgage programs exist for people with less than stellar credit. Here are some ways you can […]

Mortgage Refinance: Is It The Best Option For Me?

Refinancing a mortgage can provide substantial benefits for many people, but surprisingly, refinancing isn’t always the best option. The answers to several questions may help you to determine whether refinancing would help you or if there’s a better option. Do you need to refinance to obtain cash? If so, then a line of credit on […]

Closing on a House: A Checklist for Homebuyers

Buying a home is not an easy task. You have to find the house, put an offer in, and go through months of paperwork to reach your closing date. Closing is when you finalize everything and get the keys to your new home. Keep these five things in mind so you know what to expect […]

4 Questions That Property Buyers Should Ask About Title Insurance

Title Insurance helps to protect buyers and mortgage lenders in the case that an incident arises during the transfer of property ownership. If a problem were to occurrence the title insurance company would be held accountable for paying specified damages. Typically homebuyers are required to acquire two title insurance policies, one to protect the owner and […]

What is Escrow & How Does it Work?

The word escrow comes off more ominous than what it actually is. In fact, if you plan on buying a house, you will most likely find yourself in escrow. In the world of real estate, the term has a few different definitions, but in short an escrow is when a neutral third party holds on to […]

Higher Mortgage Rates Are Making Homeowners Renovate

So you bought your house years ago, and now you want an upgrade. A quick look at the market tells you three things: 1) there is a shortage of houses, 2) prices are sky high, and 3) mortgage interest rates, while lately on the decline, are still higher than your current rate. What to do? Why […]

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