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Home Appraisal
Friday, April 10th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Home Appraisal Q&A: 13 Real Estate Appraisal Questions

Getting a home appraisal is always an important part of buying a home and a requirement for getting a mortgage.  Major changes have taken place during the last decade to the way appraisals are ordered and performed. Continue Reading

House Poor
Friday, April 3rd, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

What it Means to be “House Poor”

One of the phrases that you might have heard at one point is “house poor.” This term can seem like a contradiction in some cases, since it’s hard to envision some people actually being poor, based on the homes that they have. Continue Reading

Rate and Term Refinance
Friday, March 27th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Explaining the Rate and Term Refinance

Right now is a great time to discuss the rate and term refinance because today’s historically low interest rates make this an option that homeowners shoudn’t overlook. Continue Reading

Mortgage Insurance
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

How Mortgage Insurance Works

When you buy a home with a mortgage, the lender is on the hook. A financial institutions lets you borrow money to make a huge purchase, fronting the money so that you don’t have to. Continue Reading

Homeowners Insurance
Thursday, March 12th, 2015 | By Julie Rains

Types of Insurance Homeowners Should Have

Being a homeowner means you have many responsibilities. You need to take care of your home, your family members (who rely on you to make mortgage payments), and those who visit your property. Continue Reading

Rejected Mortgage
Friday, March 6th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

4 Reasons Your Mortgage Application was Rejected

For many consumers, homeownership is still an important financial and life milestone. Buying a home, however, requires a great deal of capital. Most of us can’t pay for a home in cash. Continue Reading

Mortgage Down Payment
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Looser Mortgage Requirements Entice Home Buyers

After the housing bubble went “pop” in 2007, it became a lot tougher for the average home buyer to qualify for a mortgage. Continue Reading

Real Estate Agents
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 | By Julie Rains

7 Traits to Look For in a Real Estate Agent

When you are looking for a new home or hoping to sell your existing home, it’s likely that you’ll work with a real estate agent to locate a property or find a buyer. Continue Reading

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