10 Things You Should Know

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1. Length of Process The length of the process varies for each borrower, depending upon your circumstances. Constant communication with your mortgage banker will help keep you informed of anything that may delay the processing of your application. 2.…

Borrower Tips and Advice

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During the processing of your loan, there are certain things to keep in mind that may affect the outcome of your loan request. Credit, income, and assets are re-verified after you have signed your initial loan application documents, and it is…

Understanding Credit

No one can predict the future. Credit scores are the universally accepted way to best determine how someone will handle their financial commitments. Your personal credit score is a major component in the loan approval process but can sometimes…
Mortgage Credit Score

Mortgage Credit Score

Credit scores are used to determine the risk in lending money to a borrower. In other words, how likely it is a borrower will pay bills on time. Credit scores range from 300 to 850 and reveal how well a borrower has paid bills and managed debt…

COVID Forbearance: Separating Fact from Fiction

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What You Need to Know FACTS As part of the CARES Act, the federal government states that borrowers with loans owned, guaranteed, or insured by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA can apply for forbearance for up to 6 months initially…

Secrets to Budgeting for Your First or Next Home Purchase

Gain a better plan rather than living paycheck-to-paycheck with your next mortgage Homeownership is a goal that most of us have. In order to make this dream come true, future homebuyers need to do some financial planning and budget their money…

Your Holiday Mortgage Guide: Navigating Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t Make These Mistakes During the Holidays or You’ll Jeopardize Your Mortgage Loan! Your holiday to-do list is long enough without adding buying a house on top of everything else. There is decorating, shopping, wrapping, and multiple…