Blog : Buying a Home

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Nov 26, 2019
Perhaps you’ve heard the term “Lock In” regarding Mortgage Interest Rates. It sounds like a big, and perhaps scary, commitment- no? No worries! (And no need to get cold feet.) We’ll explain why Locking In that Mortgage Interest Rate isn’t as big of a step as one may think.   What happens when you lock it in? Locking In the Mortgage Interest Rate is one of the earlier steps taken when securing a...
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Nov 7, 2019
So you’re trying to refinance… Perhaps you’re eligible for a Discount? No? Well, you don’t know until you try! Read on to see if you can save some green on your refinance!   Speak-up! When you speak with your MLO, don’t be afraid to speak up! Ask if you qualify for any discounts based on your financial status or where you’re looking to buy.   More people are eligible than you may think...Statis...
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Mar 8, 2018
Purchasing your first home can be an exciting but stressful time, especially when every dollar counts. In most instances, the fear of prospective homeowners involves what they don't know regarding the financing and purchasing process. Even if you think there may be programs designed to assist you, finding and navigating them can feel like an exercise in futility. It may be easy for someone to t...
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Feb 21, 2018
A home is often the biggest single purchase that a person makes in his or her lifetime. The United States census recently placed the average sales price of a new home at nearly $400,000, and the median value of a residential property is currently calculated at $218,000. The total price range is much larger and can reach well into the millions in some markets. Considering the size of this expens...
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Feb 8, 2018
If a sizable down payment is the only obstacle between you and your first home, good news awaits. You might believe that you need to build up a 20% down payment to buy a home, but that’s not true in most cases, especially for first-time home buyers. You might be able to get a no (or very low) down payment mortgage if you know where to look. The pros and cons of a larger down payment There are s...
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