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

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

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth I often hear people say that buying a house is the best tool for building wealth. Is that really true? That depends on many factors. In this article, I look at how a credit score will impact that conclusion. Some people are really unsure of what … Continue reading How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

Can you be denied a mortgage if you’re pregnant?

Can you be denied a mortgage if you’re pregnant? Hematologist Elizabeth Budde was far along in her pregnancy while also house-shopping, looking for the perfect place in Kenmore, Washington to raise her first child. She knew that once the baby was born, she’d have very little spare time to look for a house, so now … Continue reading Can you be denied a mortgage if you’re pregnant?

Lock in your mortgage rate

Lock it in: How (and when) to secure a low mortgage rate From Credit.com 6/9/15 Mortgage rates have been trending upward in recent weeks, so if you're starting the process of buying a home, now might be a good time to lock in your rate. Deciding when to lock isn't just about market conditions, because … Continue reading Lock in your mortgage rate

Refinance your house now!

Missed out on refi boom? You may be in luck From MainSt 1/23/15 The housing crash put a lot of homeownership dreams on hold. Lending went from paperless applications and mindless approvals to stringent restrictions, pristine credit requirements and creeping rates. Not only was buying a home growing out of reach for first-timers, but refinancing … Continue reading Refinance your house now!