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How to Decide: Should I Build or Buy a Home?

If you’ve been house shopping for a while, you may have considered building your dream home from the ground up. In some states, it’s much cheaper to build your own home, but in other areas it can be even more expensive. Costs of materials, construction, architects, blueprints, and getting everything delivered can be a struggle. […]

Tis the Season for Buying and Selling

Traditionally, we think of spring and summer as the best seasons for buying or selling a house. But these past several months keep testing tradition. As we enter into winter holidays, house sales keep inching up, mortgage rates are hovering at 3.5%, and the housing market is as busy as ever. Several homeowners are continuing […]

How to Qualify for a Bigger Mortgage

Mortgage rates are starting to inch upwards and home prices aren’t slowing down. Whether you want to refinance and build out your current home or buy your next home with a larger lot in mind, homebuyers across the country are figuring out how to qualify for a bigger mortgage. For many homebuyers, shopping for their […]

Why You Might Need a Co-Ownership Agreement

If you’re one of many unmarried homebuyers ready to buy a home with your partner, there are a few things to know. For one, marrieds and unmarrieds are treated differently when it comes to state laws and taxes, and buying a house together puts you straight in the crosshairs of both. A few things that […]

Can I Buy a House Without Paying Closing Costs?

Closing costs can be a heavy financial burden when you’re ready to buy a home or refinance your mortgage. With every home purchase or refinance, closing costs are part of the mix. For new homebuyers especially, deciding how to pay closing costs can be overwhelming and stressful. All that said, you definitely have options! An […]

When is it Better to Use a Mortgage Broker?

Deciding to use a mortgage broker is a big decision and one that can save you a lot of money. Most people shop around for the lowest mortgage rate, which is a smart move. But it’s not always the best financial move. The truth is, your mortgage is a complex financial agreement that defines every […]

How Much House Can I Afford Right Now?

One of the top questions I hear from clients is, “How much house can I afford right now based on my salary?” Usually, they tell me what they make and want to know how much house they can afford based on that criteria. But salary is only one part of the equation. To figure out […]

Get a Mortgage with 100% Financing for Medical Professionals

The medical professional home loan (aka physician loan or doctor loan) is built to help you qualify for a mortgage with 100% financing. That’s a zero-down payment, even with heavy student loan debt. You can even qualify before you’ve finished your residency once you have an employment offer pending. Physicians, medical professionals, and other healthcare […]

Is It Still Worth it to Refinance My Mortgage?

Refinance rates are hovering below 3% for qualified borrowers, so if you haven’t refinanced a mortgage in the past six months, now is the time to take action. I’ve been getting emails from clients asking if it’s still a smart time to refinance. Yes! Keep reading to learn which mortgage refinance loans might be the […]

Making an All-Cash Offer: Should I Still Get a Mortgage?

So you’re in a bidding war, and you know your offer needs to stand out. For homebuyers who have the cash, making an all-cash offer can get you across the finish line and into your dream home fast. Making an all-cash offer removes the financing contingency and puts you in a competitive position. When sellers […]