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15 05, 2018

Mortgages and Student Loans

2018-05-15T10:47:23+00:00

It’s graduation season – and one part of adjusting to life after college is paying off your student loans. Yeah, we know -- it's not the most fun to talk about, but we get a lot of questions about it.  We thought we’d explain how student loans affect what you can get on a mortgage, [...]

Mortgages and Student Loans 2018-05-15T10:47:23+00:00
2 05, 2018

What is PMI?

2018-05-02T16:30:30+00:00

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance.  In essence, PMI is the insurance you pay on mortgages with a low down payment, typically less than 20% of the home’s value.  Unlike other insurance, PMI is not to protect you – It offers security for lenders and investors and protects them from defaults on loans.  PMI is [...]

What is PMI? 2018-05-02T16:30:30+00:00
27 04, 2018

Fresh Spring Updates for Your Home

2018-04-27T16:00:11+00:00

Whether you’re selling your house or not, this time of year can have you thinking about spring updates for your home.  Everybody wants to freshen things up a bit – but maybe you’re not ready for a full-scale renovation or deep project just yet.  That’s ok!  There are lots of spring updates that will dramatically [...]

Fresh Spring Updates for Your Home 2018-04-27T16:00:11+00:00
18 04, 2018

How to Qualify for a Mortgage after Bankruptcy

2018-04-18T15:20:42+00:00

Despite what you may be feeling, buying a home after bankruptcy is possible.  Not only that, it happens all the time!  So if you’ve dealt with bankruptcy and are wondering how best to move forward, take it from us: you can do it.  Bankruptcy can be difficult to talk about – people have a lot [...]

How to Qualify for a Mortgage after Bankruptcy 2018-04-18T15:20:42+00:00
9 04, 2018

What Renovations are Worth Doing?

2018-04-09T10:53:36+00:00

What renovations are worth doing, and which ones don’t really pay off?  With spring making us want to update and refresh everything from our wardrobe to our kitchen, we thought it would be good to do some digging on what renovations are worth the investment.  So what actually adds value to your home? Here are [...]

What Renovations are Worth Doing? 2018-04-09T10:53:36+00:00
31 03, 2018

Why Get a Cash Out Refinance?

2018-03-31T10:36:57+00:00

What’s a cash out refinance, and should you consider one?  Basically, a cash out refinance means you are refinancing your home and pulling out equity (cash) from your home which gets added to your principal balance.  At closing, you receive the "cash out". Ok, so why do people do that?  Honestly, there’s a multitude of reasons people get [...]

Why Get a Cash Out Refinance? 2018-03-31T10:36:57+00:00
15 03, 2018

Great Mortgage Giveaway

2018-03-15T11:15:44+00:00

Maybe you’ve heard about our Great Mortgage Giveaway – we’ve spread the word on-air with our Christian Radio Partners, and we want YOU to enter! The Great Mortgage Giveaway is all about us giving back.  We feel incredibly blessed to be able to meet and help hundreds of families, and that’s only been growing thanks [...]

Great Mortgage Giveaway 2018-03-15T11:15:44+00:00
7 03, 2018

How to Apply for a Mortgage

2018-03-07T14:53:10+00:00

How do you apply for a mortgage?  What’s the first step?  How do you prepare?  It’s sometimes hard to pick up the phone and call someone when you have no idea what you’re doing.  We want to give you a couple of tools to help you feel ready when you call a lender. So… how [...]

How to Apply for a Mortgage 2018-03-07T14:53:10+00:00
1 03, 2018

Mortgage Rates – What about Rate Shopping?

2018-03-01T13:53:10+00:00

Mortgage rates vary – that’s a fact.  So an easy thing to do in the beginning when you’re looking for a mortgage is to call lenders and check what rates they can offer… right?  It’s actually not as helpful as you’d think.  And it’s the first thing most people do.  So we thought we’d give [...]

Mortgage Rates – What about Rate Shopping? 2018-03-01T13:53:10+00:00
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