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May 25 2021
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As one of the most challenging academic years comes to a close, teachers across the country are looking forward to a well-deserved summer break. It’s a chance to relax and recover from the classroom, and for many, it will be an opportunity to shift their focus to personal priorities. While the summer months are typically […]
May 18 2021
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Any offer is an essential step toward selling your home, but sometimes it doesn’t put you as close to the finish line as you had hoped. Buyers looking for a bargain may lowball their effort. Even serious shoppers may prefer to start a negotiation rather than pursue a quick agreement. Regardless of the strategy, a […]
May 13 2021
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Buying a home is often considered the domain of couples transitioning into a new phase of their lives. They are in a committed relationship, their careers have stabilized, and starting a family may become a priority. It makes sense to find a home that could help them build wealth, offers space to grow, and is […]
May 11 2021
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With demand high and housing inventory low, multiple offers for properties on the market are an increasing reality throughout the country. Buyers in these markets are learning to expand their searches and the importance of making their first offer as strong as possible to beat out the competition. Meanwhile, it may seem like sellers have […]
May 6 2021
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners took advantage of mortgage forbearance programs to suspend their monthly payments. Recent legislation, such as the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, provides guidelines for starting and ending forbearance on federally-backed mortgages, as well as other aid programs to help homeowners avoid defaulting on […]
May 4 2021
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A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), or reverse mortgage as it is commonly known, relies on the accrual of substantial equity. Often, a HECM is a tool used by homeowners who have successfully paid their mortgage in full but prefer not to sell the home to access its cash value. In these cases, pursuing a […]
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 […]