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Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022
January 31, 2022

Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022

How Do Student Loans Impact Your Finances? Your credit score is one of several factors that lenders look at when evaluating your financial profile for a mortgage. It is determined by how much debt you...


DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?
December 14, 2020

DTI: More Important Than Your Credit Score?

By definition, your debt-to-income ratio is a calculation of your total gross monthly debts or payments divided by your total gross monthly income. DTI is calculated both prior to a mortgage and with ...


Tips on Home Buying with Student Loan Debt
October 29, 2021

Tips on Home Buying with Student Loan Debt

How Do Student Loans Impact Your Finances? Your credit score is one of several factors that lenders look at when evaluating your financial profile for a mortgage. It is determined by how much debt y...


5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
February 18, 2022

5 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2022

Not Having a Safety Net One of the biggest financial hurdles you may encounter is living from one paycheck to the next. This practice is all-too-common, but that doesn’t mean it won’t set you up for f...


What is a VA Jumbo Loan?
November 15, 2021

What is a VA Jumbo Loan?

Requirements for a VA Jumbo Loan VA jumbo loans require standard property and appraisal requirements. Additionally, the home must be a primary residence and it must pass basic inspections including fo...


Smart Series: What You Need to Know About Our Non-Qualified Mortgages
April 19, 2022

Smart Series: What You Need to Know About Our Non-Qualified Mortgages

What is a Non-Qualified Mortgage (Non-QM Mortgage)? Simply put, non-qualified mortgages = non-traditional borrower options. Non-qualified mortgages (non-QMs) are ideal financing solutions for borrower...


Why It's Important to Build Wealth with Homeownership
June 21, 2021

Why It's Important to Build Wealth with Homeownership

What Is Wealth? At what point would you consider yourself wealthy? Is it a specific dollar amount in the bank, or simply the point at which you recognize you’ve obtained certain freedoms, like retirem...


7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance
October 2, 2020

7 Essentials for Good Personal Finance

Actually applying for a mortgage isn’t a lengthy process in and of itself, but it does take some legwork on the front end to make sure you’re prepared and well-positioned to get the best rate possible...


What is the Average Down Payment for a House?
October 6, 2021

What is the Average Down Payment for a House?

Tip #1 Reduce Debt While you save some money for a down payment, you will also need to simultaneously maintain a good credit score. This is very important because it helps your chances of being appr...