• How to sell your house blog image for sale sign

    Tips for Selling Your House

    If you're considering selling your home, but you don't know where to start, this blog post is perfect for you. Learn how to sell your home with our professional tips, including hiring a real estate agent, appropriate pricing and preparing your space inside and out.
  • couple remodeling home

    Should You Remodel or Move?

    If your current home is not meeting your needs and you are wondering if you should remodel or move, this blog post will help you decide what is best for you. Read about the pros and cons of each option and then make your ideal home happen.
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    Buyer’s Market vs Seller’s Market

    Should you wait for a buyer's market to purchase a home? Not necessarily. In this blog, we go over the difference between a buyer's market and a seller's market and strategies for navigating each one when buying a home.
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    Low and No Down Payment Mortgages

    Having a large down payment is a popular misconception among potential homeowners. We've put together this article to show you several low and no down payment programs to consider so you can achieve the home of your dreams.
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    Understanding Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs)

    Understanding the features of an adjustable rate mortgage is an essential skill that every home buyer should have. In this article, we review the benefits of an adjustable rate mortgage and the specific mortgage terms associated with the home loan.
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    Understanding Your Mortgage Loan Estimate

    Understanding your mortgage loan estimate is important when comparing different lenders as you shop for a mortgage. This standardized form provides you all of the details regarding your loan. Learn what to look for as you review your loan estimate in this blog post.
  • Woman looking at house out of state

    How to Buy a House Out of State

    Thinking about moving out of state? Learn how to navigate the process of buying a house out of state with these simple steps. We'll guide you through the process so you can feel prepared and confident for the big move.
  • First time home buyers talking to realtors

    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.
  • Man and woman reviewing mortgage paperwork

    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.
  • Couple discussing homeowners insurance with a mortgage lender

    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.
  • man and woman researching homes on laptop

    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.
  • man and woman speaking to home appraiser

    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.
  • beautiful home secured with a non-conforming loan

    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.
  • older man speaking with an experienced loan officer

    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.
  • mortgage lender shaking veteran's hand after he secures a VA loan

    Essential VA Loan Requirements Guide

    The Veterans Administration Loan is a mortgage program specifically designed for veterans and their families. We'll guide you through the requirements of the VA loan in this blog post and review the benefits of getting a VA loan to assist you throughout the home buying process.
  • man and woman smiling at laptop after being accepted for an FHA loan

    Understanding FHA Loans and Application Requirements

    Are you having trouble qualifying for a mortgage? Learn more about FHA loans and how they can work for you. By understanding the application requirements you'll be one step closer to owning the home of your dreams.
  • couple reviewing mortgage amortization schedules

    Understanding Mortgage Amortization Schedules

    Mortgage amortization can be a tricky concept to understand if you're new to the home buying process. That's why we've broken down everything you need to know about mortgage amortization schedules in this blog post.