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Today’s Housing Market: How to Win the Bidding War

  Today’s housing market is changing rapidly and housing inventory is dropping. A lot of homeowners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance their mortgage or start renovations. Some homeowners are selling to move to less expensive areas, and they know the housing market is already shifting in their favor. So if you’re […]

How to Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan Fast

If you’re thinking about buying your next home then you’ve probably heard about getting pre-qualified or pre-approved for your home loan. Whether this is your first home or you haven’t purchased a new home for a while, the home-buying process can still feel overwhelming. Let’s face it, going to open houses is a lot more […]

7 Top Questions Your Loan Officer is Going to Ask

Even if it’s not your very first home purchase, you can to be prepared to provide your loan officer with what is required. Experienced home buyers may like a refresher for all the things provided and questions asked. Here are some questions you can bet your loan officer will be asking before you get too […]

The Dangers of Trying to Prequalify Yourself

Sometimes the term ‘prequalify’ is used incorrectly in the mortgage world. It can be a bit disconcerting, especially with multiple non-lender sites that ‘prequalify’ someone without even speaking with an experienced loan officer. Trying to fly solo in this area can mean someone who in fact can qualify for a home loan could be told […]

The Keys to a Smooth Close on Jumbo Loans

Jumbo Loans are a type of home loan with a purchase amount that exceeds local conforming loan limits. Jumbo loans are approved in much the same manner as most any other loan program. There are some basic differences and we’ll review them for you but overall, it’s a very similar process. Jumbo loans typically ask […]

10 Things Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Be Doing Now

If you or someone you know is a first-time homebuyer ready to embark into homeownership process, there are some things you should know and be doing now. Follow these simple tips and your buying process will be a breeze, even a first-time homebuyer. First-Time Homebuyer Checklist Check Your Credit. Check your credit before you get […]