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What does a mortgage closer do?
What does a mortgage closer do? After your loan is approved by the Underwriter, it moves to the Mortgage Closer. At this point the loan is approaching the finish line! In this final step, [...]
Energy-efficient homes From recycling bottles and cans to hanging clothes to dry, there are many ways to make the world a little greener every day. Simple steps like these can make a difference in [...]
How much money should you save before buying a home?
How much money should you save before buying a home? Before browsing online listings, creating a budget for homebuying expenses is an excellent way to determine how much you should save for a home purchase. [...]
The difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification
The difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification If you’re considering buying a home, it’s helpful to understand that pre-approval is not the same as pre-qualification. While they’re both levels of approval, there are key [...]
How to become a mortgage loan officer
How to become a mortgage loan officer With alternative working schedules and above-average work-life balance scores, it’s no surprise that mortgage loan officer is listed #8 in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings [...]
Introduction to home staging
An introduction to home staging Before you list your home for sale, there’s a step you can take that may help you sell your home quicker and for more money. Learn the advantages of staging [...]
How to buy a house in another state
How to buy a home in another state A lot has changed recently about where we live and work. With the rise of telecommuting, a need for more space at home and the help of [...]
How many times your credit is checked for a mortgage application
Understanding how many times your credit is checked for a mortgage application Learn more about credit checks before starting your home search, so you know what to expect during the buying process. Here’s [...]
What is warranty of title?
Warranty of title When buying a home, you may encounter mortgage and real estate terms that are unfamiliar. Warranty of title is a valuable term that’s helpful to understand because it’s related to protecting your [...]
What happens when you pay off your mortgage
What happens when you pay off your mortgage? Are you getting close to paying off your mortgage? Congratulations, what a significant achievement in the life of a homeowner! If you have questions about what [...]