The mortgage process

Mortgage Checklist: Documents Needed for a Mortgage Pre-Approval

March 9, 2021 | 5 min read | The mortgage process
Our mortgage document checklist outlines some personal, income, asset, liability, and credit documents you may In today’s competitive market, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a crucial step. Although not required, it may help you s...
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What to Know About Home Inspections: Home Inspection Checklist

February 24, 2021 | 4 min read | The mortgage process
A home inspection is an essential step in the home buying process. When making such a significant financial decision, it is crucial to understand the property's current state. The inspection will notify you of any problems or necessary repairs ...
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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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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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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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How Home Appraisals and Closings Are Changing

May 4, 2020 | 2 min read | The mortgage process
People, businesses, and industries across the globe have adapted and adjusted with the current economic and health environment. If you’re considering or in the process of buying a home, you may be wondering how to stay safe throughout the mortgage...
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How Mortgages Can Ease the Downturn

March 23, 2020 | 4 min read | GuardHill News, The mortgage process
When it comes to getting cash to struggling Americans, government checks aren’t the only option. An article from Politico: The coronavirus outbreak means a deep and sudden economic contraction is likely now upon us. Public authoriti...
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Fed Rate Cuts and What They Mean for Home Loan Rates

March 17, 2020 | 1 min read | GuardHill News, Owning a home, The mortgage process
In response to the uncertainty of the coronavirus and its impact on our country, the Fed has cut the Fed Funds Rate by 1.50% in the last couple of weeks, including 1.00% on Sunday, March 15th alone. The media is confusing many consumers, as w...
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