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Home Inspection: Factors to Keep in Mind when Buying a Home Featured
Home Inspection: Factors to Keep in Mind when Buying a Home

Home Inspections help buyers to identify any major issues with a home before closing. An inspector will evaluate the property and write up a list of major and minor repairs that need to be made. Without any penalties as a buyer, you are able to walk away from the purchase offer if there are major […]

November 14, 2022
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Don’t let owning a home top your list of spine-chilling terrors this Halloween! 
Don’t let owning a home top your list of spine-chilling terrors this Halloween! 

Vampires, witches, and ghosts that go bump in the night may have you shivering with fright, but don’t let owning a home top your list of spine-chilling terrors this Halloween. First Home Mortgage is here to lessen your fears and ease the panic regarding homeownership.  Yes, you may need a down payment when buying a […]

October 24, 2022
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What to Know Before Buying a Flipped Home
What to Know Before Buying a Flipped Home

House flipping is when someone buys a home, usually for “cheap,” with the express purpose of remodeling to increase its value and sell it for a profit. As shown by the nearly countless television shows made about flipping, the final result can be very impressive, but is buying and living in a home that has […]

June 03, 2022
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What Are Construction and Renovation Loans?
What Are Construction and Renovation Loans?

When most people think about mortgage loans, they think of the standard, long-term financial commitment to purchase a home. But did you know there are mortgages available specifically for building or renovating a home too? Keep reading to learn exactly how you can benefit from a construction or renovation loan. Construction Loans Construction loans are […]

September 08, 2021
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Using a Mortgage Calculator to Understand Your Home Loan Options
Using a Mortgage Calculator to Understand Your Home Loan Options

When considering buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, it can be hard to know where to start and how to tell what the right decision is. While talking to a mortgage lender is always going to be your best bet for truly figuring out how much your home loan may be or if […]

September 01, 2021
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5 Common Home Buying Mistakes
5 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or seasoned house hunter, there are some commonly made mistakes you should know to avoid. Not Determining How Much House You Can Afford You should know how much your budget is before you start looking for houses. This will help you avoid wasting time looking at homes outside your […]

August 11, 2021
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What Is Mortgage Insurance?
What Is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance protects the lender if the borrower defaults on the loan. Defaults include failure to make payments because of death, medical bills, and job loss. It can be provided by a private mortgage insurance company (PMI) or a government agency such as FHA or VA. How can I benefit from mortgage insurance on government-backed […]

August 04, 2021
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What is eClosing?
What is eClosing?

As our world relies more and more on technology, there has been a shift in the mortgage world that has seen facets of the lending process go virtual, at least in part. This has especially been the case in the wake of COVID-19 where people are less likely to meet in person to conduct business. […]

June 17, 2021
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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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How to Make a Competitive Offer on a Home
How to Make a Competitive Offer on a Home

In order to land the home of your dreams, it’s important you understand how to make a viable offer. This is especially important in a competitive market like the seller’s market we are currently in. Here are some tips for making a competitive offer on a home. Get Pre-Qualified Getting pre-qualified is one of the […]

May 26, 2021
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