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What’s the Point?
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Your financial house is in order and you’re ready to make your dream of homeownership a reality. Now it’s time to get a mortgage. So what are these so called “points” and is there a point in paying them? A “point” equals one percent of…

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Things to Remember
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There are many factors that can change your ability to qualify for a mortgage. It’s important to follow these guidelines until your loan is closed. Do Pay all your monthly bills on time Keep track of all your bank deposits and statements Find and organize…

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Understand Your Loan Options
Understand Your Loan Options
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Not all home loans are the same. Three key choices are the loan term, or length of the loan, the interest rate type and the loan type. Knowing what kind of loan is most appropriate for your situation prepares you for speaking to lenders. A…

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Apps for Finding a Great Neighborhood
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A large part of a successful move is finding a good neighborhood. Here’s a few ways to find what pretty much everyone agrees makes up a good ‘hood: Schools: You can view demographics and stats for any school district in the US by navigating to…

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Why Use a Local Mortgage Lender
Why Use a Local Mortgage Lender?
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Real estate agents who would represent you as a buyer do care which lender you use. They’ll often suggest that you use a local lender who’s experienced with your area’s nuances, such as local taxation rules, settlement procedures and appraisal methodologies. These areas are all…

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Thinking About Buying a Home?
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. Avoid making changes to your financial story that could hurt your ability to qualify for your home loan. Do Make and stick to…

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Understanding Your Finances
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One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. It’s important and necessary to help you determine how much you can afford.  Start by asking yourself the following questions and gather all your supporting documentation: What is your annual gross…

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Appraisal Methods
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When you’re buying a home using a mortgage, refinancing your existing mortgage or selling your home to anyone other than an all-cash buyer, the home appraisal is a key component of the transaction. Whether you’re a buyer, owner or seller, you’ll want to understand how…

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To Do After Closing On Your Home
To Do After Closing On Your Home
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After you finish signing at the closing of your new home, you’re handed the keys and the house is officially yours! But, there some things you should do to make sure the transition from your old place to your new address goes as smoothly as…

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