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Jun 15 2021
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If you’re currently shopping for a home, you might be noticing lots of competition and less inventory. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of not rushing to buy the first home you can get. Instead, be patient during your home search. Some of the topics he covers: Watching for […]
Jun 10 2021
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There are lots of homebuyers in the market this summer, and with fewer homes for sale, it means lots of competition. If you’re a homeowner planning to make a change soon, contingencies are one aspect of buying and selling that you will need to be familiar with. Whether you’re evaluating an offer to buy your […]
Jun 3 2021
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In many real estate markets, 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive for buyers in recent memory. Low interest rates, rising construction costs, and a global pandemic have combined to send buyers with healthy budgets on the hunt for a home that meets their needs. But with limited inventory to select […]
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 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 […]
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 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 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 […]
Mar 30 2021
Title with image of Scott Gordon
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.