What Is a Loan Commitment?

Loan commitments are a crucial, formal agreement that follows the pre-qualification and pre-approval stages of the loan application process.

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House Hunting? School Districts Matter

House hunting? Purchasing a home in a reputable school district offers several compelling advantages, even if you don't have children.

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First Time Homebuyer Programs

First time homebuyer programs are initiatives and assistance offered by various agencies to help individuals who are purchasing their first home.

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6 Steps to Buying a Home

From navigating the real estate market to securing a mortgage & closing the deal, each step to buying a home requires careful consideration.

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What Is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance is a type of financial protection that lenders require when borrowers make a down payment of less than 20% of the home's purchase price.

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Should You Pay More Than the Listing Price?

Buying a house is a significant financial decision that often involves careful consideration and negotiation. One common dilemma for homebuyers is whether they should offer more than the listing price

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The 4 “P”s of Lending

First and foremost, buying a home and obtaining a mortgage is a significant financial decision, often involving substantial sums of money and long-term commitments. Whether it’s a mortgage company, credit

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What Makes up Your FICO Score?

Feeling like your financial fate is being determined by pesky, confusing digits? Credit scores are based on complex algorithms that take multiple factors into account such as payment history and

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What Are Prepaids and Closing Costs?

When purchasing a home, knowing every fee and cost is at the forefront of the buyer’s mind. However, understanding the ins and outs of each cost can be difficult. Let’s

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Divorce Loans: Making The Transition

As of the 2010 census, there were 56 million married couple households. Because the divorce rate ranges from 40-50%, a lot of people need divorce loans. That being said, we

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The Top 4 Reasons People Get Denied a HELOC

The Top 4 Reasons People Get Denied a HELOC Home equity lines of credit (HELOC) are a way for mortgage borrowers to access the equity in their homes without selling

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How To Choose A Mortgage Lender

You’ve decided you’re ready to buy a new home. The first step is choosing a mortgage lender. But how on earth do you go about finding the right lender for

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Refinancing at Any Stage of Divorce

Divorce is never an easy time. If you and your spouse are both listed on the family home, you have several options. Before you choose a divorce loan, it’s important

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Sellers Don’t Like FHA Loans

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may have heard that sellers don’t like FHA loans. You were probably left wondering why the seller would care about the type of mortgage

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Why Does It Matter Where I Get My Pre-Approval?

As a consumer, you have a lot of choices when it comes to getting a mortgage pre-approval. You can go through your bank, go online, or go with a mortgage

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Mortgage Loans at Every Stage of Life

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we help homebuyers secure mortgage loans at every stage of their life. Whether you’re a first-time buyer with no experience in the mortgage process or a

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