Should I Buy a House or a Condo?

The decision to buy either a house or condominium comes down to personal preference and the type of house you want to maintain. Condos can be easier on the maintenance but higher on the homeowner association dues because of that lack of maintenance. However, both have...

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Can I Still Buy a House with Low Income?

Can I Still Buy a House with Low Income?

I love, LOVE talking to people wanting to buy a house, and especially for the first time. I love problem-solving and figuring out solutions that will really work for my clients, and not just immediate but for the future too.  I want all my clients, whether they are...

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Secrets to a Real Estate Appraisal

Too many buyers, sellers, and even agents out there assume too many things about the real estate appraisal. They assume it's an "average" price, or maybe they can look up comparables and a "price per square foot"... but that's not really the case at all. Let's talk...

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What You Need to Be Ready for Your Home Loan Application

What You Need to Be Ready for Your Home Loan Application

How to Prepare for a Home Loan Application Planning for home ownership is just as important as homeownership itself. Being prepared from the beginning can put you in a better place overall not only now but in the future. Nobody wants to purchase a home only to be...

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Hidden Things That Can Ruin Your Credit Score

Your credit score and history is one of those magical things that sit out there in the inter-webs just waiting to be increased, decreased, or inquired upon. That magical little number can offer excellent rates on loans or prevent you from getting the home of your...

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How a Bank Statement Mortgage Works

For self-employed individuals, a bank statement home loan may be the best thing since sliced bread. Instead of using W-2's and tax returns, which most loans rely on, a bank statement loan uses the money you deposit into your bank account each month as proof of income....

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What is a Mortgage Rate Lock?

At least one time during the home loan process I get asked, what is the mortgage rate lock? A mortgage rate lock is a mortgage lenders commitment to honor an exact interest rate for a specific period of time. This means that once I have promised you a specific...

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When Does it Make Sense to Refinance?

When Does it Make Sense to Refinance?

A lot of clients come to me lately about a refinance. Is it a smart time to do a refinance and what kind of rates should you expect from a refinance right now? Sometimes the decision to refinance is based on a lot of different factors including interest rates, your...

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