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5 Documents You’ll Need to Buy a Home

Getting ready to meet with a mortgage lender can be exciting; you’re one step closer to the home of your dreams. Don’t let the paperwork put a damper on things! Your lender is there to help you through the homebuying process, so you’ll want to assist them as much as possible. The information lenders ask […]

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House Hunting for a Retirement Home

As a mid-to-late life homebuyer who is ready to change one’s lifestyle or downsize, finding your retirement home will be different than your previous homebuying experiences. This time, you’ll be looking for a home with a shifted focus on what features you find important. The home you buy needs to meet all your current and, […]

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What are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

If you have a mortgage or are going through the homebuying process, you’ve probably heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While the names might be familiar, there’s much to learn about the two biggest players in the housing market. We believe it is important for you to understand their roles in the industry and […]

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5 Tips for Single Home Buyers

When starting the homebuying process as an individual buyer, there are some unique aspects you’ll face that don’t require as much attention from co-borrowers. While it might seem intimidating, all you need to do is spend a little extra time preparing. These 5 tips for single home buyers will lead to a smooth homebuying experience. […]

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How To Protect Your Credit

By now you’ve probably heard about the latest news in security breaches: the hacking of Equifax. This data breach was extensive, leaving over 144 million Americans compromised. The hackers accessed names, date of birth, addresses, phone numbers, social security, driver’s licenses and credit card numbers. To find out if you were impacted, you can check […]

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Steps to a Smooth Home Purchase

If you are looking to buy a home, the process may seem overwhelming. Planning well in advance can save you time, money, and stress. Whether you’re ready to start preparing or just wondering about the home buying process, we’ve created a list of important steps to lead to a smooth home purchase: 18 months before […]

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Mortgage Do’s and Don’ts

If you are looking to purchase a home, you may have wondered what is needed to qualify for a mortgage. When your lender is determining whether you qualify for a home loan, many factors you may not have considered may come into play. Here are a few mortgage do’s and don’ts to keep in mind […]

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Tips for Buying a Home if You’re Self-Employed

If you own your own business, you may have wondered whether this could make qualifying for a mortgage more difficult. And while you may have different considerations to keep in mind than a W-2 employee buying a home, with the right mortgage and real estate professionals by your side, you can achieve your dream of […]

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4 Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

If you’re looking to buy a new home, you may have considered purchasing a brand-new home, rather than one that has already been built. There are many benefits to buying a new construction home, but there are also many factors to consider when you are making your choice. If you are looking to buy a […]

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Top 5 Questions about the Top 5 Mortgage Loans – USDA

Over the past several months, we have answered the top questions about the top mortgage loan options. Our final blog in this series will answer the top 5 questions about United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans. If you are considering buying a home, read on to find out whether a USDA loan might be […]

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