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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

Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval Featured
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! Featured
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 paystubs, 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 afford […]

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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Buying a Home with Student Debt
Buying a Home with Student Debt

With graduations upon us, graduates past and present are reminded of the price of their education. According to the U.S. Federal reserve, in 2021 44.7 million Americans have student loan debt and in Maryland the average balance is $36,689. Many potential homebuyers think with a mound of student debt it will be nearly impossible to […]

May 19, 2021
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Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Everyone wants to put their best foot forward when it comes to the first impression others have of their home. Curb appeal is important not only to your guests and neighbors, but it can also have a major impact on potential homebuyers’ initial feelings about your property. Most homeowners are so used to looking at […]

May 12, 2021
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