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What You Can Expect At Your Closing

It can be a whirlwind 30 days from the moment the sellers accepted your offer and signed the sales contract to the final settlement. Once the contract is executed by both parties, it all begins. You’ve already provided your lender with your paperwork needed to get your preapproval letter, so now it’s time for various […]

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5 Questions to Ask If You’re Thinking of Buying Your First Home

There’s no doubt buying your first home can be a little intimidating. It’s certainly a big commitment and even though you’ve read rent vs. buy articles convincing you buying is better, it’s still no small decision. And that’s okay! All homeowners can remember when they bought their very first home. Suddenly there were new terms bandied […]

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Demystifying How Rate Locks Work

Rate locks can freeze an interest rate on a mortgage for a specified period of time, typically for 30, 45 or 60 days (but can vary), and can strategically be used to benefit the home buyer.  But how exactly do they work? Let us help demystify just how rate locks work. When you first get […]

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Introducing our Smooth Start Program!

Purchasing a new home can be a big step for many home buyers. Relieve some of your stress and ease into owning a home with Summit Funding’s Smooth Start Program! Through an agreement with your home’s seller, you can temporarily reduce your interest rate for first 2 or 3 years of your loan term. Program […]

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Is A Condo The Right Choice For Your First Place?

Let’s be real. House prices are high and inventory is low. The current, crazy market does not favor first-time home buyers or younger, millennial buyers. Which puts many prospective buyers in a difficult spot because last year, millennials made up the largest percentage of homebuyers. But if your goal is to become a homeowner, maybe […]

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Signs It May Be Time To Buy A Bigger Home

As property values steadily increase, more homeowners are realizing what a great time it is to sell their current place! Deciding to sell your home can be a big, but sometimes necessary, decision. Many homeowners looking to buy can be categorized as a ‘move-up buyer’ because they are looking to upgrade to a bigger space. […]

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The Credit Monster

As we enter the world of adults, 9-5s and major responsibilities, the one thing many of us feel unprepared for is that one pesky number. The supposed number that will determine our fates and futures. I’m talking about CREDIT. Many don’t even understand how we have the credit that we have, or if we don’t […]

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June is National Homeownership Month!

Currently, the US Census Bureau reports the national homeownership rate at 64.2%. The rate has not changed drastically from 2017, when it was 63.6%. Despite the standstill of homeownership rates, it is still a great time to start making moves towards your future and purchase a home. Your path towards homeownership requires some prep work, […]

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Yes, You Can Be Your Dog’s Hero!

  How many of you love dogs as much as we do here at Summit Funding? Have you ever caught yourself thinking or talking about how much more you love dogs than humans? I know I am personally guilty of the latter. There’s nothing quite like the love of a dog! They love you unconditionally, […]

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New credit rules and how they impact you

Credit is an issue that affects almost everyone. Unless you have the cash to buy critical items like a car or a home, you’re going to need to borrow money. Without a decent credit score, this process can be incredibly costly or even impossible. That’s why it’s important to be aware of updates that happen […]

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