Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage today, trust me

Why You Should Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage   What is mortgage pre-approval and how can it help you to get the house of your dreams? Find out the answer here. Image Credit: Getty Images If you're shopping for a home, one of the first things you should do is go to the bank to … Continue reading Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage today, trust me

First-Time Homebuyers

First-Time Homebuyers: Financial Missteps and Opportunities Single women continue to outpace single men as homebuyers in the U.S. housing market. Last year, single men only made up 8 percent of homebuyers, while single women made up a whopping 18 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Related: … Continue reading First-Time Homebuyers

The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage

The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage Mortgage companies frequently pitch their 15-year mortgage ads online. And if you aren't running into ads, if you buy a house, you'll certainly be asked if you'd like a 15-year mortgage instead of the standard and conventional 30-year loan. All of which could make anyone wonder – … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage

7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home

7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home By Daniel Bortz | Jul 26, 2017   AleksandarGeorgiev/istock Buying a home is exciting and terrifying. After all, this is the biggest financial move most people ever make. As such, there's a lot of room for error, and even tiny mistakes can translate to tens of thousands … Continue reading 7 Things to Never, Ever Do When Buying a Home

9 Grants and Programs for First-Time Homebuyers

9 Grants and Programs for First-Time Homebuyers By Rachel Hartman (TNS)—Buying a home for the first time can be daunting. In addition to mountains of paperwork and new financial terms to sort through, you’ll face costs and fees that can quickly add up. In short, purchasing a home isn’t a financial step to take lightly. … Continue reading 9 Grants and Programs for First-Time Homebuyers

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

The No. 1 Tip To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early . A lot can happen in 30 years. Kids become adults, jobs change, and life goals are accomplished and reset. Change during such a lengthy period is inevitable. But if you’re a homeowner, there’s one thing that won’t change: Your obligation to make a monthly … Continue reading Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

10 Tips for Finding the Best Deal on Your Mortgage

From USNews 5/11/15 Most people will need a mortgage to buy a home. That means that not only do you need to shop for a home, you need to shop for a home loan. But a survey of 2013 borrowers by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that almost half of borrowers didn't shop … Continue reading 10 Tips for Finding the Best Deal on Your Mortgage

Shop Your Mortgages Around

Fannie Mae Encourages New Mortgage Borrowers to Shop Around From The MReport.com 4/13/15 When it comes to shopping around for a new home, buyers should also shop around for the right mortgage lender, say Fannie Mae economists Qiang Cai and Sarah Shahdad.In the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, studying the mortgage shopping experience homebuyers navigate these … Continue reading Shop Your Mortgages Around