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What is a bridge loan in real estate?
What is a bridge loan in real estate? Are you considering buying and selling at the same time and need assistance covering the down payment for your new home? A bridge loan can help you [...]
How to qualify for an affordable mortgage
How to qualify for an affordable mortgage Are you ready to say goodbye to renting? You may be shopping for a new home sooner than you think. For low-to-moderate-income families, homeownership can provide stability and [...]
How much does it cost to temporarily buy down a mortgage interest rate?
How much does it cost to temporarily buy down a mortgage interest rate? Buying down a mortgage interest rate can make homeownership more affordable by helping lower your monthly mortgage payments at the start of [...]
Homebuying tips What can you do to plan for your future home purchase? Saving early, strengthening your credit score, calculating what you can afford and choosing the right mortgage advisor to guide you are tips [...]
What’s a credit score?
What’s a credit score? Credit scores range from 300 to 850 and provide one way of measuring your likelihood to repay your debt. Credit reporting agencies analyze several factors to calculate your scores, such [...]
The five best home upgrades to increase home value
The five best home upgrades to increase home value Home upgrades can improve your home’s functionality, enhance storage and increase energy efficiency. There are advantages to having your home upgrades done by a professional or [...]
Mortgage application preparation: 7 things you should know
Mortgage application preparation: 7 things you should know When you’re in the market for a new home, it helps to understand what’s involved in the mortgage application process. We’ve assembled a list of seven things [...]
Top 5 essential questions to ask about HOA fees before buying a home
Top 5 essential questions to ask about HOA fees before buying a home In the United States, over half of homeowners live in communities with a homeowner association (HOA). So, if you’re looking to buy [...]
What’s a mortgage loan officer?
What’s a mortgage loan officer? Mortgage loan officers in real estate guide homebuyers through the home financing process and match you with the best home loan solution. They’re also sometimes called home loan advisors, mortgage [...]
How to winterize a sprinkler system and your home’s water pipes
How to winterize a sprinkler system and your home’s water pipes Learning how to winterize a sprinkler system and your home’s water pipes is essential if you live in an area where the temperature drops [...]