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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Homeownership After Divorce

Deciding whether or not to purchase a home after a divorce is a tricky decision for most. We’ve found that when it comes to homeownership after divorce, many of our

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Which Loan Is Right For Me? Fixed- vs Adjustable-Rate Loans

When you begin the homebuying process, you quickly learn there are a few different options to customize a mortgage to your unique situation. It can be a little overwhelming at

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To Rent or Buy?

Deciding to purchase a home is a major commitment, which is why people often struggle with the decision of whether to rent or buy a home. There are many financial

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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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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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Your Escrow Account and Divorce

Divorcing your mortgage can be a tricky process. One of the most common questions we’ve received recently is about the escrow account and divorce. What happens to the money in

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3 Things to Consider When Getting a Mortgage

Have you been thinking about buying a home and getting a mortgage? We ask all of our clients to consider the following things when looking to buy. Doing so can

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Delayed Gratification

Journeying away from our typical mortgage or loan tips and guidelines to speak about something that is equally as important and impactful when purchasing a home– delayed gratification.  Delayed Gratification

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Buying a House with Student Debt

We get questions regarding buying a house with student debt all the time. Can I get a mortgage when I have student debt? How can I save for a down

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7 Financial and Lifestyle Benefits of Homeownership

Owning a home is a large part of the American dream. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®, “Approximately 75% of non-homeowners believe homeownership is

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Home Appraisal 101

What is a home appraisal? Is it the assessed value or is it determined during the home inspection? It’s neither. A home appraisal is a qualified third-party’s educated opinion on

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Glossary of Common Mortgage, Loan, and Real Estate Jargon

Diving into the realm of buying/selling a home or applying for loans can be a scary maneuver. There is money on the line and tons of jargon that you don’t

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Five Most Common Questions First-Time Homebuyers Have

Buying your first home can be a very stressful time as it is likely the largest decision you have made in your life. In our experience, the following questions are

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Why It Matters Where You Get Your Pre-Approval

“Does it matter where I get my pre-approval from?” We get this question quite often.  Here’s our two cents — When sellers review your offer, the lender you choose will

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