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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval

You’ve heard the terms pre-qualification and pre-approval, but what do they mean? They are the same thing, right? Not quite! The terms have been used interchangeably, but their true definitions differ. We’re going to break it down and explain the difference between the two. Pre-qualification The very first step to take if you are ready […]

June 09, 2021
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Steps on the journey to purchasing your dream home!
Steps on the journey to purchasing your dream home!

Get Pre-Qualified Complete a loan pre-qualification – Contact one of our loan officers to get started! Submit basic documentation – This can include pay stubs, bank statements, credit reports, and statements for any other debts or loans you might have. Your loan officer will let you know exactly what they need! Discuss what you can […]

June 04, 2021
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Federal House Financing Agency Announce New Refinance Program for Low-Income Borrowers
Federal House Financing Agency Announce New Refinance Program for Low-Income Borrowers

The FHFA has announced a new refi program to benefit low income borrowers with single family mortgages. These mortgages will be backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This new program is designed to help those who were not in a position to take advantage of 2020’s low rates. This new option could save borrowers […]

April 29, 2021
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10 Obstacles to Avoid when Closing on Your Home Loan
10 Obstacles to Avoid when Closing on Your Home Loan

It takes some time to close even the most straightforward of home loans. These tips offer insight for avoiding pitfalls in between application and closing, so you can help make your loan process as quick and easy as possible! 1. Buying Large Items Avoid buying things like cars, boats, or other high-end items. Purchases like […]

April 28, 2021
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Meet Your Mortgage Team!
Meet Your Mortgage Team!

When starting the home loan process, you expect to work with a Loan Officer. But you might not be aware of all the behind-the-scenes mortgage team members that work hard to ensure your loan process goes smoothly from application to closing! So, let’s get to know them! Your Mortgage Team Consists of: Loan Officer Your […]

March 31, 2021
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The Dangers of Rate Shopping
The Dangers of Rate Shopping

Buying a home will most likely be the largest purchase you ever make.  With that in mind, you might assume having the lowest interest rate is best, but this is not always the case.  The lowest advertised interest rate may not be your best option.  Some lenders and mortgage brokers advertise low rates but don’t […]

March 03, 2021
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5 Misconceptions About Home Buying
5 Misconceptions About Home Buying

Many people have preconceived notions about how to buy a house and what it takes to do it, but they aren’t always true. There are many pervasive myths surrounding the home buying process; read on for 5 misconceptions about home buying. The First Step is to Look for a House When someone is interested in […]

February 17, 2021
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Protecting Your Personal Information Online When Applying for a Mortgage
Protecting Your Personal Information Online When Applying for a Mortgage

In this day and age, parts of the mortgage process have evolved to include virtual components. It is essential that you take steps to safeguard your personal information and data online. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Apply with a Reputable Lender It’s important that you choose a trusted lender to handle your […]

February 10, 2021
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Questions to Ask When Applying for a Mortgage
Questions to Ask When Applying for a Mortgage

There are a lot of factors to consider when beginning your journey towards a home loan. It can seem overwhelming at first, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. There are some questions you can ask your Loan Officer that can help clarify the situation and get you on the path to the best possible mortgage […]

January 20, 2021
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Home Loan Milestones
Home Loan Milestones

Buying a home may seem like a daunting process but being prepared can ease your mind. It is important to understand what to expect when preparing to buy a home, and what to expect during the home buying process. Below we’ve provided a short outline of the five main home loan milestones of the home […]

October 09, 2020
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A Q&A with Our Loan Officers on How COVID-19 is Impacting the Mortgage Industry
A Q&A with Our Loan Officers on How COVID-19 is Impacting the Mortgage Industry

Now more than ever, we are living in uncertain and challenging times. COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work and play. To get a better understanding of how this pandemic has affected the mortgage industry, we interviewed a few of our Loan Officers from different regions including Heather Devoto from McLean, VA, Anne Borghesani […]

July 29, 2020
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