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    Mortgage Options for First Time Home Buyers

    With all the mortgage options available for first time home buyers, it may be difficult to decide which one is right for you. That's why we've created this blog to help you understand the different features of each option.
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    The Process of Refinancing a Mortgage - Step by Step

    Refinancing your current mortgage could help you save money with lower interest rates and better terms. Learn how to start the mortgage refinancing process in this helpful blog.
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    HOA Fees, Restrictions, and Benefits

    If you're planning to buy a home with a home owner's association, then this article was made for you. Here’s what you need to know about HOAs, how they work, what they cost, and how they can benefit you as a homeowner.
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    Home Inspection Costs: Worth Every Penny

    Skipping your home inspection can cause serious compilations down the line. In this blog, we'll cover why home inspections are so important, what's included in a home inspection, and how much they typically cost in the US.
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    Homeowners Insurance Costs and Considerations

    Every mortgage lender requires proof of homeowners insurance before closing on your home. In this article, we'll review how much homeowners insurance generally costs and the factors that impact its pricing.
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    How Much is Mortgage Insurance & Do I Need It?

    Wondering if you need mortgage insurance and how it might affect your monthly mortgage payment? Find out how mortgage insurance is calculated, when it is required, and the factors that impact mortgage insurance prices in this post.
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    How Much House Can I Afford?

    Sticking to a budget will help you stay on track when it comes to buying a new home. In this article, we'll help you calculate how much house you can afford and share some useful home-buying tips to help you avoid overspending.
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    Your Appraisal is Lower Than the Offer - Now What?

    What happens when the appraisal comes in lower than the offer you made? Learn how to overcome and challenge your low appraisal in this blog post.
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    Mortgage 101: Conforming vs Non-Conforming (Jumbo) Loans

    Understanding the differences between conforming and non-conforming (jumbo) loans can set you up for success during the home buying process. We'll walk you through the requirements of each loan to help you decide which mortgage is right for you.
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    The Importance of an Experienced Loan Officer

    Having an experienced loan officer will tremendously help you throughout the home buying journey. In this post, we explain what a loan officer does and how they can guide you through the mortgage application process.