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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 ...


The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan
January 10, 2022

The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan

Service Requirements for a VA Loan To find an in-depth explanation of the eligibility requirements for VA home loan programs, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You can find an abbrevi...


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...


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...


Cash Out Refinancing in 2022: The Definitive Guide
March 2, 2022

Cash Out Refinancing in 2022: The Definitive Guide

How a Cash-Out Refinance Works A cash-out refinance is a loan type where you essentially “cash in” your home equity for cash in your pocket. Generally, this loan type replaces an existing mortgage wit...


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...


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...