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Reasons to Refinance Your Home Right Now

November 10, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home, Refinance
Mortgage interest rates remain at all-time lows and have been lowering in the last few weeks, so now is an excellent time to consider refinancing. Maybe you never got around to refinancing during the pandemic, or perhaps you refinanced your mortgage...
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How Much to Put Down on a House

November 3, 2021 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
If you are thinking about buying a home, a great place to start is planning for a mortgage down payment. Many often wonder how much money they should have saved for a down payment on a house. The answer depends on your overall budget, credit profile...
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What Not to Do During the Mortgage Process

October 29, 2021 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
Upon submitting a mortgage application and providing some brief documentation, you will receive a mortgage pre-approval. Pre-approvals are based on your current financial and credit information, so it is important to avoid things that may negatively...
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What is a Mortgage Note and Why is it Important?

October 28, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home, The mortgage process
A mortgage note is a legal document signed by the borrower at the closing, promising to repay your mortgage. Mortgage notes are contractual documents filed with the local government that state the agreed-upon terms of your loan and outline the prop...
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Holiday Energy Saving Tips

October 28, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home
The holiday season is quickly approaching. That may mean more decorations, entertaining, and cold weather for many. Unfortunately, with the holiday season typically comes larger energy bills. If you’re looking to lower your monthly energy bill whi...
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Home Maintenance Checklist: Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual

October 25, 2021 | 7 min read | Owning a home
Home maintenance may seem daunting if you are unsure where to begin and what to do; however, home repairs and improvements may save you from larger potential issues and unexpected costs in the future. Follow this monthly, seasonal, and ann...
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How Does a Cash-Out Refinance Work?

October 20, 2021 | 5 min read | Refinance, The mortgage process
Now is a great time to refinance as interest rates remain at all-time lows, and many homeowners are sitting on untapped equity. Your mortgage should change with your evolving financing needs, so if you have equity in your home and are looking for ex...
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Paying Cash for a House vs. Getting a Mortgage

October 20, 2021 | 3 min read | Owning a home
If you have the means to do so, you may be wondering if you should pay all cash for a home or get a mortgage. Some believe it may be better to put an all-cash offer on a home in today’s competitive housing market. However, getting a mortgage could...
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How Long is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Good for and Why are They Important?

October 12, 2021 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
In today’s competitive real estate market, pre-approvals are more crucial than ever. Before you start the home buying process, it’s essential to understand the basics of the mortgage pre-approval process and how it may help you purchase you...
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What is Included in a Mortgage Payment?

October 8, 2021 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
If you are thinking about buying a home or reviewing your current loan terms, you may be wondering what is included in your monthly mortgage payment. Your monthly payment will consist of the principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, and w...
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