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Apr 29 2021
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First-time homebuyers often focus their attention on neighborhoods and finishes, not educating themselves on the loan process. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses finding the right mortgage while hunting for your first home. Some of the topics he covers: Speaking to lenders before you begin touring properties Documents to collect prior […]
Apr 27 2021
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A reverse mortgage is a useful tool for retirees, but it also comes with several eligibility requirements and responsibilities. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how status changes can impact your HECM. Some of the topics he covers: Certifying that the property is your primary residence every year Paying your property […]
Apr 22 2021
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Since 1970, April 22 marks Earth Day, a global celebration in support of environmental protections. As events like this push climate change issues to the forefront, homeownership has increasingly become an avenue to contribute to the effort. From green mortgages to efficiency improvements, the motivations to participate are both financial and ecological. Not only can […]
Apr 20 2021
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When it comes to loan qualification and making a down payment, FHA loans offer home buyers many advantages over conventional mortgages. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best option for your specific situation. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, helps familiarize you with the cost of taking out an FHA loan. Some […]
Apr 15 2021
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Applying for a mortgage includes providing the lender a substantial list of documentation related to your financial situation. You’ve likely seen the long list of documentation that mortgage shoppers are expected to provide along with their application. While tax returns and W-2s from your employer offer insight into your income, the credit report they obtain […]
Apr 13 2021
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Married or not, applying for a mortgage as a couple means twice the credit scores, twice the financial histories, and sometimes twice as many paychecks. When a joint application comes with a higher income, it can be an appropriate way to increase your buying power. But, it can also have a downside. If you’re shopping […]
Apr 8 2021
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A mortgage minus the monthly payment is an attractive offer. For homeowners over the age of 62 and with substantial equity, it’s also a realistic one. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) provides a loan based on a home’s value and deferred repayment while the property is the borrower’s primary residence. However, that doesn’t mean […]
Apr 6 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage and a home can be an overwhelming experience for many people. In each case, there are many options to consider and lots of terms that you may not have encountered before. These circumstances can make it easy to overlook details while you try to focus on the bigger picture. During the […]
Apr 1 2021
Regardless of the loan program that a homebuyer relies on, they can count on consistency in some areas. Every lender will seek a clear history of your financial habits via your credit score and other documentation. You can also expect to be asked to provide proof of a stable income. And, before they agree to […]