Nathaniel Dillard

Branch Manager

NMLS: 864025

Recent Articles

May
18
2022
Your Guide To Buying A Home When You Have Bad Credit
If you think that buying a house with bad credit is impossible, we have good news! It may be more complex, but it can be done! But before you go house hunting, it's essential that you review your financial situation. Homeownership involves unexpected expenses that may be hard to cover if...
May
11
2022
Your Guide To Paying Down Credit Card Debt With A Home Equity Loan
Having multiple credit cards can be helpful, especially when making large purchases. The problem starts when you have large outstanding balances, and you're having trouble paying them off quickly to avoid enormous interest charges. You may have heard about using a home equity loan to...
May
04
2022
How Can I Get Approved for a Mortgage as a Contract Employee?
Contract employees who want to get a home loan can sometimes find it challenging. Traditional mortgages often lean towards an income that can be verified easily with W-2s. Income taxes for contract employees can sometimes get complicated and can further compound the problem...
Apr
27
2022
Step By Step Guide To Getting Your Credit Ready For A Mortgage
Did you know that you could save thousands of dollars if you prepare your credit before applying for a mortgage? Your credit score is one of the most critical factors that determine your mortgage interest rate and which home loan program you qualify for. This week’s article will...
Apr
20
2022
Learn The Difference Between A Home Equity Loan vs. HELOC
HELOCs and home equity loans are loans where you use your home as collateral. Both are good options for borrowing money if you’ve paid a significant portion of your mortgage. Some homeowners think that these two are similar, but in reality, they are not the same. Let’s look at...
Apr
13
2022
5 Mistakes Newbie Investors Make When Buying A House To Flip
With many TV shows depicting house flippers having fun while making a profit, many investors have taken interest in the idea. In 2019 alone, 6.2% of all home sales in the U.S. were flipped homes! It sure looks easy on TV –buy a house, fix it up, put it back on the market, and make an easy sale...
Apr
06
2022
How Do You Get A Mortgage For A Rental Property?
Purchasing your first rental property is a big step in your real estate investor journey. Aside from choosing a potentially profitable property, you need to figure out how to finance your rental. Before sharing how to apply for an investment loan, et’s look at how a primary home...
Mar
30
2022
How Do Non-QM Loans Work?
Buying a home is part of the American dream, but what if you don’t qualify through traditional means? This is an issue that self-employed and other non-W2 workers often face since their proof of income and employment differs from what lenders typically require. The good news is...
Mar
23
2022
What Are The Closing Costs For A VA Loan?
As with any type of mortgage, VA loans have fees associated with getting the loan. These fees are often called “closing costs,” and they are paid to the lender for services rendered in creating and processing your mortgage. Note that closing costs must be settled before the...
Mar
16
2022
How Does A Mortgage Underwriter Verify Income?
The mortgage underwriting process is essential to verify income and ultimately determine whether the loan is approved or not. In addition to examining your income, the underwriter will also dive into significant events such as recently graduating from school, switching careers, or...
Mar
09
2022
How To Spot A Reverse Mortgage Scam
Reverse mortgages have helped countless senior homeowners convert a portion of their home equity into much-needed cash to provide added income during retirement. This type of loan offers many advantages for seniors, and it’s no surprise that many have been applying in recent...
Mar
02
2022
What’s The Minimum Credit Score For VA Home Loan Approval?
Through the VA home loan program, millions of veterans and service members have become homeowners. VA loans are favored for the following reasons: lower mortgage rates, no PMI required, no down payment necessary, and, to an extent, no minimum credit score requirements. While the...
Feb
23
2022
How To Deduct Mortgage Interest From Your Taxes
Did you know that owning property has tax incentives as a "mortgage interest deduction?" This article will outline what a mortgage interest deduction is, its limits, and how to include this deduction in your taxes.  What counts as a "Mortgage Interest Deduction"? The mortgage...
Feb
17
2022
Guide To Qualifying For A Mortgage As A Non-U.S. Citizen
Owning a home is still very much a part of the American dream. However, did you know that non-U.S. citizens can also enjoy this? While there are challenges to homeownership if you are not a citizen, know that lenders are open to extending credit to non-citizen homebuyers. Let's look at how you...
Feb
09
2022
"Can I Buy Land And Build A House With An FHA Loan?"
If you want to build your dream home but you're having a hard time meeting the requirements of a conventional loan, we've got good news for you. An FHA Construction loan provides you with more flexible lending requirements, giving moderate-income families the opportunity at...
Feb
02
2022
“Can I Use My Equity To Buy Another House?”
Buying a second home is a dream come true for many. Whether it’s a retirement home, a vacation home, or your first step toward real estate, investing in a second property is a notable achievement in your portfolio. Like a first-time home purchase, a second property requires a down...
Jan
27
2022
Closing Costs: What Are They and How Much Will You Pay?
A down payment is not the only thing you need to have when closing on your loan. Closing costs are expenses you pay the lender for the various services they provide for the approval of your mortgage. Let’s dive into what closing costs are and how much you can expect to pay. What Are...
Jan
20
2022
Is Buying a Foreclosure Smart for a First-Time Buyer?
If you are looking to buy a home but are worried that you can't afford monthly payments, why not consider a foreclosure as your first home? A foreclosed home is usually owned by a bank or lender and sold at prices way below its market value. Who knows, you may just hit the jackpot by purchasing...
Jan
12
2022
"How Do I Get a Mortgage Loan If I'm Self-Employed"
We know that getting a mortgage as a self-employed individual can be more challenging than a W2 employee. This is not a reason, however, to let go of your dream to own a house. Follow our tips below for a smooth mortgage approval experience as a self-employed home shopper. What Lenders Are...
Jan
06
2022
Can I Be Turned Down A Home Loan After Pre-Approval?
When it’s time to purchase a home, one of the first things you should do is get pre-approved for a home loan. In this highly competitive market, mortgage pre-approval is “the ace up your sleeve” because it emphasizes that you are serious about buying a home and have the...

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