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Buying Your Home Virtually (If You Truly Have To)

Many families have decided to relocate to new neighborhoods, cities, and even countries over the past year. Before Covid-19, most property tours were being completed in person. However, after social distance mandates and a significant shift from population-dense cities, many families have had to search for their homes virtually.While buying virtually allows homeowners to act […]

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6 Tips To Ensure Your Move Is Smooth For Your Kids

Moving can be a stressful experience for any family. Whether it’s down the street or across the country, moving will force your family to adjust to an entirely new environment. While this change is for the best, it can be overwhelming for your children. Here are six tips to help ensure your move is smooth […]

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5 Things Just As Important As Interest Rate

Interest rates have made headlines all through 2020 and 2021. These historically low-interest rates have caused many families to consider buying their first home. Making this decision will help benefit your future long term, but it’s important to remember that there are more factors than the interest rate when shopping for your home. Here are […]

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8 Activities For Spring Showers

Spring is around the corner, and while that means warmer weather, it also means showers! Here are the top eight indoor/rain activities for you and the family. Baking Baking is an activity that produces fun but, most importantly, delicious results. Find a recipe that is easy for your children to help with and won’t take […]

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Starting Your First Budget

If you have ever tried to budget, you know that it feels akin to dieting. A lot of motivation and wishful thinking, but shortly afterward, you find yourself back where you started. After working with thousands of homeowners on their down payment saving plans, we have learned the right way to budget.  Whether you are […]

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Common FAQs During The Loan Process

After helping thousands of homeowners, we have heard every question out there. We have compiled the list of the most commonly asked questions about the home loan process. Do I Need 20% Down To Buy A Home? You do not need a 20% down payment to buy a home. While putting 20% down will help […]

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Lingo You’ll Hear During The Loan Process

If you are buying your first home, you will need to learn some of the jargon before you get started. Here are the most important terms you will need to know ahead of the loan process. Appraisal You will hear the word appraisal earlier in the process. An appraisal is a 3rd party estimation of […]

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6 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Poor credit is one of the most common reasons that families put off their homeownership dreams. If you are dealing with vast amounts of debt or credit issues, it can feel overwhelming. Here are six ways in which you can improve your credit score today!   1. Pay Off Some Of Those Outstanding Balances Large balances […]

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10 Homeowner Terms You Are Going To Need To Know

As a homeowner, there are many terms you will need to know. Here are the top ten:  1. Escrow Escrow is where your mortgage payment will be deposited every month. This account is a safe place where the escrow company stores your money and disburses it to the correct parties (taxes & insurance).    2. PMI (Private […]

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The Real “Costs” Of Doing A Mortgage

As a lender that made it through the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, we know that doing the right thing for your clients should be your ultimate priority. As a lender that focuses on experience and customer service, we believe that it is our job to educate people on all their options. As you shop for […]

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