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Common Questions to Ask When Refinancing a Mortgage

February 18, 2021 | 3 min read | Refinance
Refinancing your mortgage may allow you to save on your monthly payment or take cash out of your home to pay for significant expenses. We have answered some common questions to ask when refinancing, which may help you determ...
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ARM vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage: Which One is Right for You?

February 17, 2021 | 5 min read | The mortgage process
One important decision to make when getting a mortgage is whether you want an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) or a fixed rate mortgage. Learn more about what these terms mean and their pros and cons to help decide what product is right for you. ...
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A Complete Guide to the Mortgage Underwriting Process

February 2, 2021 | 5 min read | The mortgage process
The underwriting process is a critical component of the mortgage financing journey. Reaching the underwriting phase means you are one step closer to your mortgage closing. Here is everything you need to know about the mortgage underwriting...
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Millennial Housing Trends: Trends in 2020 and a 2021 Outlook

January 14, 2021 | 2 min read | Owning a home
For the past few years, millennial homebuyers have had a strong influence and impact on the housing market. They will continue to do so well into 2021 as they become one of the fastest-growing home buyers segment. With mortgage rates at all-time low...
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Saving for your First Home: Tips & Tricks

January 12, 2021 | 3 min read | The mortgage process
Saving money for your first home may seem overwhelming, but don’t let that discourage you! Start with some realistic goals and plans to help with saving for your down payment. Focusing on small steps and building up your savings will help you...
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I Want to Buy a House: Questions for First-Time Homebuyers

January 6, 2021 | 4 min read | The mortgage process
The home buying process may seem overwhelming to those entering the market for the first time, especially since buying a home is often one's most significant milestone in life. Taking the time to learn how to best prepare for the mortgage financing ...
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What to Know About the Home Appraisal Process & How it Works

January 3, 2021 | 5 min read | The mortgage process
Appraisals are a standard part of the home buying process, usually required on a purchase and refinance transaction. This page will outline everything you need to know about the home appraisal process ranging from preparing befor...
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How Much Should I Have for a Down Payment on a House?

January 2, 2021 | 2 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. A down payment is an up-front payment you make towards the home's total purchase price and helps the mortgage company determine your loan amount...
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Home Maintenance Checklist: Monthly, Seasonal, and Annual

December 18, 2020 | 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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Homebuyers Are Looking for Home Offices

September 10, 2020 | 1 min read | Owning a home
If you don't have an office in your home already, try converting a spare room into your own home office. Here's a breakdown: 1. Measure the space You'll want to make sure you not only have space for a desk and all of the essentials of orga...
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