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Homeowners Insurance Policy
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | By Miranda Marquit

5 Items that Might Not Be Covered in Your Homeowners Policy

Insurance is designed to help us protect our assets. One of the biggest assets you are likely to ever have is your home. Buying homeowners insurance is a must. What happens if your home is damaged? Chances are that you couldn’t pay for repairs out of your pocket. Insurance covers those costs, as long as you have paid your premiums. Continue Reading

Mortgage Loan Closing
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | By Miranda Marquit

5 Things You Need Before Your Home Loan Closes

It’s easy to breathe a sigh of relief once your home loan is approved and you have a closing date set. However, just because your loan is in the works doesn’t mean that it’s a done deal. In fact, while you wait around for your loan to close, there are a few more things you need to make sure are done. Continue Reading

Home Equity Questions
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 | By Julie Rains

How (and Why) to Calculate Your Home Equity

Have you wondered how much financial value is embedded in your home? Calculating your home equity is a simple process in theory. Continue Reading

How to find the best mortgage rate.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | By Miranda Marquit

Tips for Shopping Around for the Best Mortgage Rate

One of the best ways to save money on your mortgage is to get the best possible interest rate. A good mortgage rate can provide you with saves amounting to tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your home loan. Continue Reading

Federal Reserve
Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | By Elizabeth Rose

The Federal Reserve Act: Creation of the Federal Reserve System

The Federal Reserve System, more commonly referred to as ‘The Federal Reserve’ and ‘The Fed’ has an interesting history dating back to the early 1900’s. Continue Reading

Can't Afford Mortgage Payment
Saturday, November 25th, 2017 | By Miranda Marquit

What to Do if You Can’t Make your Mortgage Payment

No matter how responsible you are financially, sometimes life just happens. You might end up with a medical emergency, or lose your job. When that happens, you might find it difficult to make your mortgage payment. This is a stressful time, and the finances of the situation can make it even more stressful. If you can’t make your mortgage payment, though, it’s important to take action to reduce the chances of losing your home. Continue Reading

Mortgage Payment Test Drive
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | By Miranda Marquit

How to Take Your New Housing Payment for a Test Drive

Looking for a new place? Will it cost a little more than what you’re paying now? Chances are that you need to take your new payment for a test drive, especially if you’re a first time home buyer. Even if you look at your financial situation, and you think that — on paper — you’ll be able to handle a bigger monthly payment, the truth is that the reality of a higher payment is usually more complicated. Continue Reading

7 USDA Loan Facts
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | By Spencer Llewellyn

7 USDA Rural Development Loan Facts

Obtaining a mortgage usually requires that people have at least 20 percent of the purchase price on a house in order for some lenders to grant them the loan. This requirement made it impossible for many lower income families to stop renting and become homeowners. Continue Reading

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