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Archive for July 2018

Qualifying for a Mortgage if You’re Self-Employed

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

Securing a mortgage while self-employed may prove a bit more challenging, however you can still qualify for the same loan programs as traditional borrowers. The key for a self-employed borrower successfully obtaining a mortgage is income verification.

The mortgage application process is the same regardless of whether you...

Which Is Best for You? 15-Year vs 30-Year Mortgages

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

Debating whether a 15-year or 30-year mortgage is best for you? We’ve got answers! On this week’s episode of The American Dream TV show, we brought in Mary Lyons of Personal Economics Group to discuss the advantages and opportunities available with a 30-year mortgage.

As we all know, a 15-year...

Top 3 Things Every Homeowners Insurance Policy Should Include

Top 3 things that should be included in your Homeowner's Insurance Policy

Our homes are one of our most valuable purchases and one that most can’t afford to replace when disaster hits.  Understanding Homeowners Insurance and ensuring you have the right coverage for your home is important.

When it comes to Homeowners Insurance, we go to the experts at Community Insurance...

2018 Real Estate Trends

2018 Real Estate Trends

Thinking of buying a home this year? Here are the 2018 real estate trends you need to know and what the hot market means for you.

Homes are Selling Faster than Last Year According to Realtor.com, properties are currently selling nearly 10% quicker than the same time last year and averaging 63 days on the market—selling a whole week faster than last...

Escrow Accounts and Your Home Loan

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

You may have heard the term “Escrow” and wondered what exactly is this and how does it affect my home purchase. We are here to help give you the skinny on this common term.

When you purchase a home, many mortgage lenders set up an escrow account to hold money to pay property taxes and insurance....

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Home

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Home

As a homeowner, there are certain things in your home you should be familiar with for safety and maintenance reasons.  In fact, you really should know these like the back your hand whether you own a home or rent.  You never know when disaster will come calling!

If a washer fails on your bathroom sink and springs a leak, do you know where the location of...

How to buy a home with less than 20% down

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

Many believe you have to have a 20% down payment when buying a home. NOT TRUE. There are ways to cover the gap and The Tuttle Group can help you.

It’s a common misconception that many first time homebuyers and millenials believe you must put 20% down or you will receive some grossly inappropriate terms on your mortgage loan, or...

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