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How to Use a USDA Loan Eligibility Map

USDA Loan Eligibility Texas - The Tuttle Group

Loan programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture seek to increase homeownership and build critical infrastructure in rural communities. One of the first steps in determining your USDA loan eligibility is checking eligibility maps showing whether your geographic area qualifies.

Where do you find the USDA loan eligibility map, how do you use it, and what information does it provide?...

How To Qualify for a VA Loan

Texas VA Loan Requirements | The Tuttle Group

Serving your country in the military requires sacrifice from you and your family. You have to move often as you receive various military assignments and grow your career, and often these assignments come with modest pay. And depending on world events, you’re at risk of being sent into combat. The government tries to reward your brave service in various ways. One is through the VA Loan...

Can You Buy a House with Bad Credit?

Can You Buy House with Bad Credit - The Tuttle Group

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....

Red Flags To Look for When Buying a Home

Red Flags To Look for When Buying Home - The Tuttle Group

Buying a home is a considerable investment; for some people, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal. As soon as you buy a house, you become the new owner and person responsible for whatever the house comes with — something good or bad. If it comes with some existing issues, the experience will not be excellent since you will have to spend extra money to make repairs. We must keep all the...

Guide to Finding the Best Dallas Mortgage Lender

Best Dallas Mortgage Lender - The Tuttle Group

There are a variety of mortgage lenders eager to accept loan applications in Dallas, Texas. So, it’s important for individuals to understand how to find and select the right one for them. With a variety of loan programs, it may feel overwhelming when borrowers try to find the right mortgage lender. Here are some tips that can help homeowners feel confident in their decision and supported...

10 Tips for Getting Mortgage Pre-Approval

10 Tips for Getting Mortgage Pre-Approval - The Tuttle Group

When beginning your search for a new home, having a mortgage pre-approval letter allows you to accurately determine the price range for homes you can afford. Pre-approval also demonstrates to sellers that you’re committed to purchasing a home. We’ve compiled a handful of tips to help you obtain and maintain your mortgage pre-approval letter.

Maintain Accurate...

5 Things All New Homeowners Should Know

5 Things All New Homeowners Should Know - The Tuttle Group

Being a first-time homeowner is an exciting experience and a big step in life. With all the aspects involved in the process, along with the variety of homes and home buying options, there are a few things new homeowners should know about buying a home in the current market.

Determine What You Can Afford

Before you begin looking for a new home, it’s important to set an ideal price...

What Homebuyers Should Expect in 2022

Dallas Homebuyers - The Tuttle Group

Realistic expectations are always important for homebuyers, but that’s especially true in today’s unique market. Knowing what’s to come in 2022 can set homebuyers up for success.

Fewer Homes Than Buyers

We expect the real estate market in 2022 to have more buyers looking for homes than homes available for sale. The trend means homebuyers should prepare for a...

5 Things to Avoid if You’re Working Towards a Mortgage

Things to Avoid if You're Working Towards a Mortgage - The Tuttle Group

Mortgage brokers in Texas are always working with first-time homebuyers to help them get the best mortgage rates. However, there are common financial mistakes that every first-time buyer mistakes that can hurt their chances of buying a home. We recommend avoiding these 5 mistakes if you’re shopping for your first home or your forever home.

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Taking Advantage of Mortgage Loan Programs With a Mortgage Company

Mortgage Company Dallas - The Tuttle Group

Buying a home is a rite of passage, but not everyone feels financially secure enough to purchase a property. Fortunately, a mortgage company can help you find the mortgage options that best fit your situation. The average down payment in 2017 was $12,829 — but if you’re not able to afford that kind of down payment, does that mean you’re excluded from homeownership?...

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