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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Should Sellers Get a Home Inspection Before Listing?

Should Sellers Get a Home Inspection Before Listing?

Even though this isn't necessarily a mortgage or financial post, I wanted to talk about the importance of a home inspection when buying a property and also BEFORE listing a property. With some mortgages, the home inspection is imperative to the financing of a property...

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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 Much Is My VA Funding Fee?

How Much Is My VA Funding Fee?

VA loans are a great option for military personnel but it's important to know about all the fees associated with these types of loans. The VA must be paid a loan funding fee before the VA will issue a guaranty. The amount of the funding fee depends on the amount of...

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How Will the Government Shut Down Affect Mortgages?

How Will the Government Shut Down Affect Mortgages?

Here we are several days into a government shutdown and many people are wondering what impact that will have on real estate, the housing market, and the mortgage process. For many people, dealing with the government shutdown interrupts our life in several ways and can...

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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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