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4 Important Things to Keep in Mind When Deciding to Refinance Your Home

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If you’re looking into refinancing to save money on your monthly mortgage payment, there are several important things you should know before you sign on the dotted line.

1. Cost

Refinancing a home might be saving you on your monthly mortgage payment but you should check to make sure that you’re still saving money after any associated refinancing costs and fees. Some people...

Do You Know What Your Mortgage Options Are?

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Now is a great time to think about owning a home. Property values are on the rise, properties are selling quickly, and average down payments are relatively low. Find out what your mortgage options are before you start the process of owning a home. Knowing your options is the best way to make the right decision and end up with the right property.

 

Consider Your Mortgage Options...

The Most Common Questions About Traditional Mortgages

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Did you know 65% of homeowners have a mortgage? When you’re looking to buy your first home, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about mortgages. All the information you find may seem complicated at first. Here are some common questions answered about mortgages that’ll be helpful to you.

 

What is a traditional mortgage?

 

A traditional...

What to Expect When Refinancing: Common Questions Answered

Over the next few years, home prices are anticipated to rise by anywhere from 2% to 6%. What does that mean for interest rates? They could stay the same, dip lower, or rise. Only time will tell, which is especially concerning for many home buyers and current homeowners. If you already have a mortgage in place and own a home, you may want to find out if now is the right time to...

How Can an Affordability Calculator Help You?

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Mortgage rates, property values, and economics change all the time. An affordability calculator is an invaluable tool for mortgage lenders and homeowners (or would-be homeowners). There are several types of loans, refinancing options, and other lending options available. Home prices are on the rise — and that means that rates are changing. Making sense of it all can seem...

5 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Company

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About 65% of all homeowners have a mortgage, making them anything but irrelevant. And with house prices thought to rise by 2% to 6% in the next few years, mortgages will become more and more in demand. It seems like mortgage lenders can be found around every corner you turn, but they won’t all be worth your time. When looking for the best mortgage companies, here are five...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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