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Holiday Light-Up Sign

Today’s blog is: Holiday Light-Up Sign. This is a creative and beautiful way to decorate your home for the holidays. This tutorial was inspired by Hometalk’s tutorial.             You will need: 16”x20” canvas Snowflake stickers (make them yourself, or buy them) A sticker with the message you want on your […]

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DIY Sweater Pillows

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #2: DIY Sweater Pillows. If you live in a part of the country (or the world) where winter hits you with cold and snow, then you probably associate it with wearing big comfy sweaters. It seems to be a staple of the holiday season to have sweater pillows […]

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Holiday Wreath Card Holder

Today is the first day of NFM Lending’s 12 days of Holiday Crafts. We created these blogs to share with you the handmade items we crafted for our 2nd Annual Support Our Troops Drive Silent Auction. All the proceeds from the auction went to this year’s Support Our Troops Drive, in which we boxed and […]

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Can Getting a New Job Affect Your Mortgage Application?

When you submit an application for a home loan, one factor a lender will take into consideration is your employment history. A recent job change, a gap in work history, or a change in pay structure can all affect the home loan you qualify for. Lee Killen, a Branch Manager at NFM Lending, answered some […]

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Quick Fall Crafts and Decorating

Short on time, but want to do some DIY fall decorating? These crafts are inexpensive, beautiful, and perfect for putting you and your family in the right frame of mind for the fall season. Stenciled Pumpkins Are you not in the mood or just don’t have time to carve a jack-o-lantern this year? Want to […]

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What TRID means for Real Estate Agents

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) Rule will take effect on October 3, 2015. TRID will significantly change the way real estate transactions are processed and settled. To avoid delays and to ensure that each settlement goes as smoothly as possible, it is important for real estate agents to be informed of all of the changes […]

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CFPB Releases New Online Tools for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new online tools on their “Owning a Home” landing page. These tools are aimed at helping consumers better understand the mortgage process, in preparation for the TILA-RESPA Integrated Closing Disclosures (TRID), or the Know Before You Owe Rule, which goes into effect October 3, 2015. The new […]

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TRID Glossary

The new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures (TRID) will take effect on October 3, 2015. As this date approaches, you may have heard a few terms and phrases you haven’t heard before. Whether you’ve been through the home purchase process many times before, or you’re preparing to buy your first home, it’s important to familiarize yourself with […]

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How Does a Previous Foreclosure Affect Veterans Ability to Repurchase?

How Does a Previous Foreclosure Affect Veterans Ability to Repurchase?

Written by Guest blogger: Sherman Hardy Foreclosures and its counterparts (short sales or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure) can be extremely problematic for military buyers. For those who have faced foreclosure may or may not know that it was not in their best interest. Having a foreclosure means you will not be eligible for a VA loan […]

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