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Grants & Down Payment Assistance Programs
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A 2017 Zillow survey of 10,000 American adults found that two-in-three people who were then renting identified saving for a down payment as their biggest obstacle to homeownership. If you want to become a homeowner, but you don’t have enough cash for a down payment,…

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101% Yours
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101% Financing, No Mortgage Insurance Owning a home is the American Dream! Whether you are a first-time buyer or moving up, we’ve made it easier than ever to get into a new home…even helping with closing costs. We are able to finance 101% of your…

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Mortgage Insurance
What is mortgage insurance and how does it work?
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Mortgage insurance lowers the risk to the lender of making a loan to you, so you can qualify for a loan that you might not otherwise be able to get.  Typically, borrowers making a down payment of less than 20 percent of the purchase price…

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What is home equity?
Home Equity: What It Is and Why It Matters
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It is often said that homeownership builds wealth. So, what is home equity, and how can it enhance your net worth? What is home equity? Home equity is the current market value of your home, minus what you owe. You’re looking for a positive number.…

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20-year mortgage benefits
How a 20-year home mortgage can save you money.
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The 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage dominates the housing market, particularly for first-time buyers who appreciate the ability to extend their home loan payments for the longest possible term. The second most common fixed-rate loan term is 15 years, but many lenders also offer loan terms…

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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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Why was I countered?
Why was I countered?
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As a homebuyer, if you make an offer below list price, the seller may choose to reject, accept or simply let the offer expire. If there are multiple offers, the listing agent will lay out the options for their client and then notify all buyers’…

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Cash Out Refinance
Understanding Cash-Out Refinances
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If you’ve built up significant equity through your monthly payments and your home’s appreciation, a cash-out refinance may make sense to improve your general financial situation or the value of your home. With a cash-out refinance, you’re refinancing your mortgage for more than you currently…

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Thinking About Buying a Home - Here is a checklist.
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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