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Oct 12 2021
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Transitioning between homes is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, explores the piggyback loan option, which allows you to buy and sell on the same day. Some of the topics he covers: It’s a helpful but detailed process involving lawyers, title companies, and […]
Sep 28 2021
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Shopping for a mortgage means finding the right lender, but it’s not the only important decision. While interest rates, origination fees, and comfort with the loan officer are all critical factors, there’s another difference to consider — and it might need to be at the top of your list. Before you seek out a pre-approval […]
Sep 9 2021
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A seller’s market has emerged in many areas around the country, but the rising costs aren’t impacting only homebuyers. The rental market has also gotten more expensive. And although renting can limit some housing expenses like taxes and maintenance, those savings can cost you in ways you may not have considered. 1. Competition Bidding wars […]
Jul 15 2021
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The temperature is climbing, meaning your utility bills are likely going up too. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses how to keep your home cool and save money despite it being the hottest time of year. Some of the topics he covers: Insulation/radiant barriers can have a dramatic effect on cooling […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jun 23 2020
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Buying a home is a very exciting time, but it’s also a big financial move. In this video, our CEO and founder, Scott Gordon, discusses the importance of having a healthy savings account before buying a home. Some of the topics he covers: Saving and knowing what lenders look for Preparing for unexpected home expenses […]
Jun 2 2020
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Social distancing has made it difficult to work, exercise, even connect with friends and family. One thing it hasn’t affected: DIY home improvement projects. If you have the motivation, these simple fixes can save you money and the aggravation of avoidable major home repairs. Stay Cool Sealing drafty windows and doors is simple and could […]
May 12 2020
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While homeownership might provide more stability—rent increases every year, while mortgage payments stay the same—some still prefer to rent their home. After all, it does appear to be the cheaper option at first glance. If you’re caught at these crossroads, consider this: though it might initially cost more to own a home, there could be […]
Feb 13 2020
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Is it time to refresh your mortgage? If your current mortgage payment has been a part of your life for more than a few years, don’t assume your mortgaging options are few and far between. Not so. A mortgage makeover could have you looking at your monthly payment in a whole new light. Refinance With […]