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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 annual home...
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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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Mortgage Specialists Discuss 2020 Trends and Topics of the Industry

June 10, 2020 | 6 min read | GuardHill News
With news surrounding mortgage rates at historic lows, a surge in unemployment levels, and changing needs with extending stay-at-home orders, a few of GuardHill's mortgage specialists weigh in on these topics and provide their insight. Keith Fu...
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GuardHill Discusses: Ep.1

June 5, 2020 | 1 min read | GuardHill News, Owning a home, Refinance, The mortgage process
In Case You Missed It! In this webinar, a few mortgage professionals from GuardHill discuss current trends in the mortgage and real estate industry. In this webinar you will learn more about: Navigating the challenging mortgage envi...
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House Hunting Tips

May 27, 2020 | 1 min read | The mortgage process
It's never too early to start house hunting. Planning ahead can help you determine what features you want in a house and what is realistic for your budget. Use these tips to get started on looking for the house of your dreams. Check your cred...
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