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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 […]
Mar 30 2021
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Some of the terminology that comes up during the homebuying process can be overwhelming, especially the acronyms…there are so many acronyms. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon defines APR, ARM, DTI, FHA, and PMI to help you better understand what your lender is talking about.
Mar 25 2021
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For some, technology has made it easier (and safer during the pandemic) to buy and sell homes. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses whether iBuying might be the right route for you. Some of the topics he covers: iBuying is very convenient for sellers, but it’s likely to come at a […]
Mar 23 2021
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If you’ve ever shopped for a home, then you know about the extra costs associated with making such a big purchase: Closing costs. In this video, our CEO and founder Scott Gordon discusses ways to minimize these extra expenses. Some of the topics he covers: The typical amount you can expect to pay in closing […]
Mar 18 2021

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, closing should be celebrated as the success of your efforts. Afterward, participants can focus on settling into their new home or finalizing their purchase of a replacement.  Occasionally, the closing may not go as planned, but it’s often due to a preventable error. Rather than risk a surprise […]