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Watch out for these three problematic property types

By | March 19th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs, Resources|

Watch out for these three problematic property types When shopping on a budget, discount homes may be tempting, but if you’re not careful they may cost you your financing. When applying for a loan, we [...]

What is a temporary buydown and when does it make sense to get one?

By | March 12th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs, Resources|

What is a temporary buydown and when does it make sense to get one? Temporary buydowns are best for those who need to buy a new home now, but expect to have a higher monthly [...]

Student loan debt shouldn’t prevent you from buying a home

By | March 5th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs, Resources|

Student loan debt shouldn’t prevent you from buying a home As of the first quarter of 2019, student loan debt is $1.5 trillion in the United States. Homebuyers are waiting until their mid-thirties to [...]

How to write a winning real estate offer letter

By | February 28th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101|Tags: , , |

How to write a winning real estate offer letter If you’re thinking of buying a home in a competitive market, your real estate agent may recommend that you write a real estate offer letter [...]

What is mortgage insurance?

By | February 27th, 2020|Categories: Products and programs|

What is mortgage insurance? Mortgage insurance covers costs lost by the lender in case the borrower defaults. If you put less than 20% down, most loan programs will require you to buy mortgage insurance, but [...]

Ten essential resources for first-time homebuyers

By | February 27th, 2020|Categories: Mortgage 101, Products and programs|Tags: , , , , , |

Ten essential resources for first-time homebuyers When you’re buying your first home, where do you go to find information, advice and tools to help guide you through the process? While there are plenty of [...]