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How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment

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Your mortgage payments are likely to be your largest regular bill, so it’s important to know how much you’ll pay. Calculating your mortgage payments helps you understand what you can afford to borrow and create a manageable household budget. These simple steps can teach you how to calculate a mortgage payment.

1. Determine Your Mortgage Principal

The mortgage principal is...

Can You Buy a House with Bad Credit?

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If you have bad credit, you’re not alone. Nearly one in five Americans have a subprime credit score. More than one in 10 have a credit score below 550. Low credit scores can hold you back from many things, but can you buy a house with bad credit? Under certain circumstances, yes.

The Truth About Credit and Home Loans

Lenders are free to set minimum credit scores for loan approval....

How to Find a Mortgage Broker in Dallas, TX

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From choosing the right real estate agent to finding the perfect home and securing financing, navigating the home purchasing process can be a joyful occasion. However, it can also be a complex and stressful one. If you’ve already found your dream home in Dallas, Texas, and looking to finance the purchase, you may be wondering what your options are. You can research lenders and financing...

What is a USDA Loan? Do You Qualify?

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Texas homebuyers have plenty of housing options, from sky-high apartments right in the heart of downtown to quaint townhomes in one of the Dallas suburbs. Even more options exist when you consider financing options. One loan type that many homebuyers overlook is USDA loans. These loans are particularly beneficial to those who want to purchase property in one of Dallas’ more rural...

Why 2022 is the Time to Buy a Home

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The past year has seen some fast-paced action in the market. With the flood of homes and sudden buy-up of lower-priced properties, we would think 2022 would face the same challenges. However, this year we’re seeing the market bounce back to more normal cycles. Here’s why 2022 is the perfect time to buy a home.

More Cost-Effective To Buy

The market is experiencing some...

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Loan Officer

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Anyone in the market for a new home may need to work with a loan officer. Loan officers can assist when underwriting and securing a mortgage. Here are five questions to ask to ensure you’re working with a loan officer you trust.

Ask About How Long They Have Been in the Business

Asking a loan officer about their professional background can help a homebuyer make sure they are...

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Getting Pre-Approved with The Tuttle Group

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.

Understanding...

Should I buy a home now, or wait until next year?

Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home that far transcend any economic impact. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by...

Home buyers shop smarter with the Home Scout app

Let’s face it, in today’s world of house hunting the number of tools to aid home buyers in their quest for a dream home is nothing short of utterly overwhelming. Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com are just a few of the public search sites available and what home buyers may not know about these public search sites is the home data displayed is most times incomplete and inaccurate...

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Stay up to date on what you need to know about market changes and how that impacts a home mortgage.