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Getting a mortgage, especially for first-time homebuyers, can be an intimidating experience. We certainly don’t want that. In addition to having an experienced staff that will expertly guide you throughout the process, our blog is another reference for you to check out so you can prepare. Check out our blogs here.

How to cancel private mortgage insurance

How to Cancel Private Mortgage Insurance

Borrowers are allowed to have Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) removed from a home loan in two ways, automatically or by request.
The pros and cons of putting a larger down payment on a home

The pros and cons of putting a larger down payment on a home

There are benefits and a few disadvantages of a large down payment on a house. Check out the pro and cons of each.
how to win a bidding war on a home

How to win a bidding war on a home

Learn how to go about winning a home bidding war as the housing market demand for homes rises and supply is starting to dwindle.
Is Credit Counseling and Debt Consolidation Relief Synonymous

Is credit counseling and debt consolidation/relief synonymous?

They both ultimately work to help improve clients’ financial situations so they must be the same. Well…not quite.
Why work with a credit counselor before buying a home?

Why work with a credit counselor before buying a home?

Looking to buy a home but aren’t confident in your finances? Working with a credit counselor might be an option to ensure you get the best mortgage rate possible.
What Are Points and What Do They Have to Do With My Mortgage?

What Are Points and What Do They Have to Do With My Mortgage?

The concept of mortgage points that we’ll discuss here refers to credits a borrower can pay in exchange for a lower interest rate.
What Are USDA Loans and Who Is Eligible?

What are USDA loans and who is eligible?

USDA mortgages are especially attractive because no down payment is required and there is no minimum credit score to be eligible.
What is private mortgage insurance and why do I need it

What is private mortgage insurance and why do I need it?

You may be required to take out a private mortgage insurance policy we'll explain what private mortgage insurance is.
Where Do I Begin Preparing for a Mortgage Application

Where Do I Begin Preparing for a Mortgage Application?

Being prepared can help move along the mortgage application process more smoothly and efficiently. Learn what you should do first.
Why Mortgage Payments Change

Why Mortgage Payments Change

When your mortgage payment changes you may not be able to figure out what caused the change. Learn why your payment may have changed.
How Are Escrow Accounts Related to Mortgages

How Are Escrow Accounts Related to Mortgages

If you are exploring all the possibilities of buying a home and securing a mortgage escrow accounts are an important tool for borrowers.