Can I Borrow More Than the House Is Worth?

Can I borrow more than the house is worth? If I’m pre-approved for up to a $200,000 loan and the house I want to purchase is only $150,000, can I

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Questions to Consider Before Buying in a Competitive Housing Market

We’re sure everyone has heard by now – Omaha has a very competitive housing market right now. And it’s not just Omaha, the entire country is experiencing a more competitive

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Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season has officially come to a close. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving or have already received a tax refund of varying amounts. And while we

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Hiring A Divorce Mortgage Professional

In a divorce, the marital home is often the largest asset. In our experience, it can also be a large item of contention. This is often due to the emotional

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5 New Construction Home Tips

So, you’re thinking that your next house might be a new construction home. What exactly does that entail? Most of the information online pertains specifically to purchasing an existing home,

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How To Win A Bidding War

The real estate market today is increasingly competitive. And with a competitive market comes bidding wars. With so many bidding wars taking place, we want to take a moment to

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Buyers: You Need A Real Estate Agent

This is a topic we feel strongly about, having worked in the mortgage industry for years. We’ve worked on transactions where the buyer doesn’t have a real estate agent to

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Documents Needed To Apply For A Mortgage

Nearly everyone that comes to us for a mortgage or refinance comments on the amount of paperwork they have to provide us with. We know, it is a lot. In

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Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions

Here at Mortgage Specialists, one of our favorite aspects of the job is educating our clients on the mortgage process. It isn’t a process that many go through often, so

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Get The Best Rate When Refinancing Your Mortgage

Are you looking into refinancing your mortgage? You’re not alone. We’ve had many questions regarding refinances lately and wanted to take a moment to discuss how you can get the

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