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Recent Articles

Sep
30
2020
What’s New with Purchasing a Home in 2020
The coronavirus outbreak has changed certain aspects of home buying. In some ways, it’s become more challenging. However, in many ways, it’s actually improved. Here are some of the differences you'll notice about purchasing a home in 2020 and how to prepare for them...
Sep
23
2020
Rebuilding Your Home and Life After A Natural Disaster
Hundreds of thousands of homes are affected every year by natural disasters in the U.S, causing upwards of $300 billion in damages every year. We hope that you will never have to experience the devastation of a natural disaster. But should that happen, it's crucial to be prepared in advance....
Sep
16
2020
The Benefits of Purchasing a Fixer-Upper as Your First Home
Buying a move-in ready home is appealing, but there are benefits to purchasing a "diamond in the rough," too. Here are the top 5 reasons home shoppers prefer a fixer-upper.  Pro Mortgage Tip: Did you know that there are home loan programs, especially buying a home that needs...
Sep
09
2020
Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent for a Pleasant Homebuying Experience
While buying a home is a wonderfully positive event, it still presents challenges, and that's why most work with a real estate agent. Over the years, we've partnered up with many outstanding agents, and we understand how valuable their expertise is for you, the home shopper. We also know...
Sep
02
2020
The Real Benefits of Using A Local Mortgage Professional
Real estate sales are primarily a localized market. That's why you wouldn't ask a Dallas real estate agent for assistance in purchasing a duplex in St. Louis. Likewise, you wouldn't ask a San Diego mechanic to winterize your Denver car or a Tallahassee-based educator what he thinks about...
Aug
26
2020
Tips For Talking to Your Kids About Finances
With talk of stimulus checks and the economy, your child may be curious about what the future holds for their finances.  Teaching healthy money habits can be challenging, but it's one of the most important lessons you can share. And you don't need to be an expert to give them a solid...
Aug
19
2020
How Pre-Approval Makes Home Buying in 2020 Easier
These days, everyone is searching for a little more certainty, especially when shopping for a home. If this sounds like you, know that there is an immediate and comforting way to purchase a home in 2020. It's by getting pre-approved for a home loan. Here are the top ways that a pre-approval...
Aug
12
2020
Quiz: Does Refinancing Your Mortgage Make Sense?
Mortgage rates are in record lows prompting many Americans to refinance their home loans and for good reasons! Refinancing has both immediate and long-term advantages. Does it make sense for you? Take the quiz below to find out! If any of the scenarios sound like you, then the chances are...
Aug
05
2020
The Truth About Good Debt vs. Bad Debt
Debt is either "good debt" or "bad debt." --or so we've been told. "Good" debt is that money owed for things that may assist in building wealth, such as student loans or mortgages. "Bad" debt would be things like credit cards. This is an oversimplification as the differences between "good" and...
Jul
30
2020
How To Build A Dream Home With An FHA Construction Loan
Do you dream of building a home, but your credit score isn't high enough for a traditional construction loan? An FHA construction loan can help!  Building your dream home with less-than-perfect credit is possible with an FHA Construction Loan. There are two kinds of FHA...
Jul
22
2020
A Quick Guide to Down Payments By Mortgage Type
Thinking about buying a first home or a second? You have many loan options, and each one varies as far as their down payment requirements. Use this quick guide to get an idea of the amount you'll need to put down on your next purchase.  Is 20% Down Always Necessary to Buy a Home? The down...
Jul
15
2020
What COVID-19 Could Mean For Your Mortgage Loan
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, government officials, economic experts, and United States citizens have watched the housing market with close scrutiny.  Still shaken by the 2008 recession, many homeowners are worried about being unable to afford...
Jul
08
2020
"I Have an FHA, Can I Buy a Second Property with a Conventional Loan?"
Real estate continues to be one of the best ways to grow wealth and create financial stability. And that's true for both single property owners and multi-property owners. In fact, that's one reason why the government insures certain home loans: they understand that owning property...
Jul
02
2020
Is Refinancing With Poor Credit Possible?
With rates at incredible lows, Americans across the country are refinancing their mortgage. But if you have poor credit, you may be wondering if it's possible.  Refinancing with a low credit score isn't the ideal position, but it is possible. Here's everything you need to know...
Jun
24
2020
How Long Will It Take For Your Credit to Repair After A Late Mortgage Payment?
Your mortgage is probably your household's most significant debt and accounts for most of your living expenses. Understandably, money has been tight for many Americans in this COVID economy, and many homeowners were late on their payments. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering...
Jun
17
2020
Should You Get Your Home "Move-In" Ready Before Listing It?
Most homes have an element that could use some improvement before putting on the market. Perhaps the wood flooring is looking scratched and dingey. Or the tub and shower are showing their years. Or maybe the shingled roof is making your home look outdated.  No matter what needs...
Jun
10
2020
What Happens When You Don't Pay Property Taxes?
Property taxes are a given when you own your property. Some homeowners choose to roll the taxes into their mortgage payment and let the lienholder pay when they are due. However, some prefer to pay it themselves. Here is what may happen if you do not pay your property taxes. What is "Property...
Jun
04
2020
7 Myths About Foreclosure -- There's Good News!
The idea of your home getting foreclosed on can send a chill up your spine. It's understandable. Thinking that a bank shuts you out of your home with ruined credit is an awful thought.  But here's the reality check: Not everything that you've heard about foreclosing is true. Here are...
May
28
2020
Tips for Investing in Real Estate During A Recession
For real estate investors, waiting for the market to stabilize is usually the way to go. But considering the current pandemic, stabilizing could take some time. And with so much real estate opportunity on the horizon (and currently), waiting may not be something you want to do.  If...
May
20
2020
Pro and Cons of Listing Your Home For Sale During the COVID Outbreak
Springtime is the most popular time for homeowners to list their homes for sale. However, given the health crisis (and financial crisis for many), you may be wondering if it's still a good idea to sell your home this spring. What are the pros and possible pitfalls of selling your home during...

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