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The home financing industry can be complicated. With a language all its own and financial implications to every decision, it can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve brought together a wide selection of resources to help you navigate the entire process.

Mortgage Glossary

Find straightforward definitions for terms that clarify the often-mystifying language of home mortgage finance.

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Calculators

From Debt-to-Income Ratios to Loan Comparisons to Home Affordability; we have assembled a collection of home finance calculators that answer questions and present solutions.

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Recent Blog Posts

The Dangers of Rate Shopping Featured
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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Government Home Loan Basics
Government Home Loan Basics

The United States government offers programs through various agencies which are designed to better serve borrowers who are in unique circumstances. Read on for more information about the most common government home loans available. FHA Loans The Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, insures FHA loans. FHA programs are available for borrowers with limited savings for […]

February 03, 2021
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15-Year Fixed vs. 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages
15-Year Fixed vs. 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages

As far as fixed rate mortgages go, you have two main term options: 15-year or 30-year. But what’s the difference between the two aside from how long they are? How do you know which option is right for you? Read on to find out!   What is a Fixed Rate Mortgage? A fixed rate mortgage […]

January 27, 2021
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