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How the Pandemic Affects Buying a Home
May 15, 2021

How the Pandemic Affects Buying a Home

In this time of crisis, people are returning to the roots of their humanity and looking to the nostalgic pastimes of generations ago like baking sourdough bread and gardening. The home has once again ...


Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market
June 11, 2020

Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Believe it or not, this is what buying in a seller’s market can be like. These so-called “hot markets” are where housing inventory is low and prices are relatively high. And while these conditions are...


It’s Open season on Open Houses: 5 Tips for Buying a Home in Spring
May 5, 2019

It’s Open season on Open Houses: 5 Tips for Buying a Home in Spring

The long nights of unforgiving cold are behind us. Flowers are blooming, and spirits are lifting. It must be spring. Warm weather isn’t the only reason we love spring though, it’s also the start of bu...


The Top 6 Questions Homebuyers Have About Closing
October 30, 2020

The Top 6 Questions Homebuyers Have About Closing

What is closing on a home? The closing is a scheduled meeting and your final opportunity to review the transaction and make any changes. When the deal is finalized, you’ll leave the closing table as t...


The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home – Seasons and Timing
August 12, 2021

The Best Time of Year to Buy a Home – Seasons and Timing

The Best Times and Months of Year to Buy a House Fall According to a Zillow analysis of 2016 listing and sales data, 26% of buyers paid above list price in April while in November, just 15% of homes...


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...


Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance
December 13, 2021

Comparing the Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) & Cash-Out Refinance

Start with Your Home’s Equity Simply put, home equity is the market value of your home. The amount of equity you’ve built throughout the repayment period of your loan is determined by taking the appra...


Guide to Government Home Loans in 2022
April 7, 2022

Guide to Government Home Loans in 2022

What is a Government Backed Mortgage? A government backed mortgage is a loan that is insured by the U.S. federal government. There are many different types, each with their own specific requirements a...


Mortgage 101: Lingo You Need to Know
March 19, 2021

Mortgage 101: Lingo You Need to Know

However, taking out a mortgage is not exactly a simple, or easy-to-understand, process. If you’re not well-versed in the loan lingo, you might not realize what you’re getting yourself into…and that co...