Recasting A Mortgage Loan

Have you ever heard of recasting a mortgage loan? We’re assuming not. It’s a little-known tool that allows you to lower your monthly mortgage payment without having to refinance. Sounds

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Recession, Interest Rates, and Real Estate

We pride ourselves on being transparent and sharing up-to-date tips and information. With speculation of a recession on the horizon, we are here to share the statistics to help with

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Keeping Your Documents in Order

As Tax Day has passed, you may have your W-2s, insurance forms, and other paperwork still laying around. Our tip to you is to file that paperwork away in a

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Divorce Loans – Why Wait?

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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Conventional Loan Guidelines

Anyone who has ever applied for a mortgage knows there are minimum requirements they must meet to qualify. And while we’d love to help any and everyone who walks through

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Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season is in full swing. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving or have already received a tax refund of varying amounts. And we think the best

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Qualify For A Conventional Loan

If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to know that the housing market is a seller’s market right now. That means there are a lot of

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What You Need to Know About Omaha Property Taxes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we’ve been fielding more and more questions about Omaha property taxes than in recent years. We understand why – many Omaha homes have been significantly going

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Money Needed To Buy A Home

When we speak with first-time home buyers, we’re often met with surprise when outlining the amount of money needed to buy. Many clients come to us knowing about the down

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Refinance to Drop Private Mortgage Insurance

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows for most of 2021, we’ve been receiving a lot of refinancing questions. Refinancing your mortgage is a great option in many situations, including

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5 Pre-Approval Mistakes To Avoid

You’re pre-approved for a loan – congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to purchasing your new home. While a pre-approval shows that your lender could provide you with a

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Three Reasons To Get Pre-Approved Early

One of the questions we’ve been getting asked lately is when to get a mortgage pre-approval in Omaha. Generally, it’s best to get pre-approved before you begin looking at homes.

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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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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. In fact, it’s one of our core values! We enjoy being able to help educate our clients, REALTORS®,

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Benefits Of Choosing A Local Lender

One of the best things a home buyer can do is shop around for loans. Doing so will help you to be the most informed buyer, and ensure you’re getting

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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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