A Quick Guide to Closing Costs and What to Expect

Whether you’re just starting to shop for a new home or you’ve already found the perfect new house and you’re ready to submit an offer, if you’re taking out a mortgage loan to cover some of the home’s purchase price you should be aware of the various closing costs you may encounter. In today’s blog.. read more →

USDA Mortgages – Take Advantage of These Unique Loans to Buy a New Home

Are you thinking about buying a home in a rural or suburban area? If so, you’ll want to take a look at the United States Department of Agriculture’s mortgage programs as you may qualify for them. In today’s blog post we’ll introduce the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, explain the benefits.. read more →

3 Tips to Help Ensure Your Mortgage Pre-Approval Isn’t Declined

If you’re thinking about buying a new home and using a mortgage to help cover some of the purchase costs, it’s a good idea to get an initial pre-approval from your lender before putting in an offer. In today’s blog post we’ll share three quick tips that can help to ensure that your mortgage pre-approval.. read more →

What You Need to Know About Your Down Payment on a New Home

Whether you’re just starting to shop for a new home or you’ve found the perfect house and are crafting your offer, if you’re taking out a mortgage to help cover your real estate purchase you’ve likely given some thought to your down payment. In today’s blog post we’ll explore the topic of down payments and.. read more →

How to Determine Your Monthly Payments, Interest and More

Are you thinking about using a mortgage to buy a new home? Buying your own piece of local real estate is a major financial investment and one that can require some pretty complex math to fully understand. In this blog post we’ll discuss mortgage calculators and how to use one of these tools to determine.. read more →

Understanding the Various Types of Refinancing

Whether you’ve been thinking about ways that you can draw on your home equity to fund a renovation project or you want to take advantage of low interest rates before they rise again, refinancing your mortgage is an excellent option. In today’s blog post we’ll introduce mortgage refinancing and discuss a few of the ways.. read more →

Have You Had Trouble Getting a Mortgage? Here’s 3 Tips for Sprucing Up Your Credit.

If you’ve had some trouble getting approved for a mortgage recently, you’re not alone. Many individuals face mortgage challenges due to past blemishes on their credit reports or a personal financial crisis that resulted in bills not being paid on time. In this post we’ll share three quick tips for sprucing up your personal credit.. read more →

When Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

If you’ve recently considered your options for taking some of the equity out of your home you may have heard about reverse mortgage loans. If you meet the requirements for a reverse mortgage it can be an excellent way to tap into the value of your home, freeing up that cash to be reinvested or.. read more →

Your FICO Score Can Drastically Affect Your Mortgage

Are you about to apply for a mortgage loan in order to buy a home? If so, you may be curious about your credit score and how this might impact your financing. Let’s take a quick look at how FICO credit scores can affect your mortgage and share a couple of ways that you can.. read more →