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What to Know About Refinancing an ARM Loan to Fixed-Rate Featured
What to Know About Refinancing an ARM Loan to Fixed-Rate

If you have an adjustable-rate mortgage—commonly referred to as an ARM—you may be wondering when and if you should refinance to a fixed rate home loan. There are numerous factors you should consider when you think about refinancing, and even more to think about when it comes to making the switch from an ARM to […]

August 18, 2022
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Extended Rate Lock: Lock Your Rate in Early and Relax!
Extended Rate Lock: Lock Your Rate in Early and Relax!

What is an Extended Rate Lock? An extended rate lock is a mortgage loan option that allows home purchasers to “lock” in today’s interest rate and guard themselves from the added cost of rising rates before they settle on their new home. A lower interest rate translates into a lower monthly payment, making extended rate […]

July 28, 2022
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Jumbo Arm Loans – Secure a Low Initial Interest Rate on Loan Amounts Up to $3m!
Jumbo Arm Loans – Secure a Low Initial Interest Rate on Loan Amounts Up to $3m!

What is an ARM Loan? When securing home financing, some borrowers wonder whether to choose a fixed-rate or an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). An ARM is a home loan with an interest rate that adjusts over time to reflect market conditions. With hybrid ARMs, borrowers may access a below-market rate for a fixed term (normally 3-10 […]

July 14, 2022
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5 Real Estate Scams to Watch Out For
5 Real Estate Scams to Watch Out For

Whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing a property for the first time or fifth, you’re going to be balancing lots of information, paperwork, communications, and transactions. It can be easy to get overwhelmed, and unfortunately, there are individuals out there who may try to take advantage of you during real estate transactions. Below are five […]

April 28, 2022
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Bridge Loan Program
Bridge Loan Program

Buying a new home is always a big undertaking, and the current seller’s market can make the process even more challenging. With limited inventory and frequent bidding wars, buyers can feel a natural uncertainty in landing the house you want. Selling your current home before finding your next one can be even more stressful, since […]

March 24, 2022
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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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