The First Steps To Buying A Home

Many of our clients are right on the cusp of deciding to buy a home when they come to us. They’re interested in homeownership, but aren’t quite sure if they’re

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Quick Financial Fact: Pre-Qualification

The term “pre-qualified” can be tricky. A pre-qualification for a loan does not mean that your financing is secure, although 37% of prospective home buyers believe it does. When you’re

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Shout Out to Habitat for Humanity!

To live in Omaha is to love Omaha…at least that’s what I believe. Communities like the one we are privileged to live in don’t just regenerate on their own. Habitat

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1:1 Ratio of Job to Job Seeker

Low unemployment is fantastic! It means that folks who want and need jobs have them. But there is a tipping point -a point at which there isn’t enough labor for

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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 your new home. While a pre-approval guarantees that your lender could provide you with a loan

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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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5 Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender on a Yearly Basis

“Is there a way to lower my monthly payment?” If your debt has decreased and your credit score has improved, there is a good chance you could qualify for a lower

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What Prospective Home Buyers Need to Know About Student Loan Debt

Owning a home has always been considered a common way Americans build wealth, but homeownership can be a distant dream for those holding a substantial amount of student loan debt.

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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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How To Win A Bidding War

The real estate market today is increasingly competitive. In fact, many would claim it is the most competitive that it has ever been. With a competitive market comes bidding wars,

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The Top 4 Reasons People Get Denied a HELOC

Home equity lines of credit are how mortgage borrowers can take equity out of their house without selling it. When dealt with responsibly, a HELOC can be a fantastic benefit

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6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Good Loan

Meet with your mortgage professional at least several months in advance. The advantage of time can be very important in this process. Connect with a real estate agent you trust.

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A Complete Overview Of The Home Buying Process

We know that buying a house can be daunting. Many of our clients come to us with little to no knowledge of the home buying process. For that reason, we’re

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Advantages Of Buying A Home In Omaha

There are many advantages to buying a home in Omaha. Many of our clients look forward to the little things, like being able to remodel or redecorate without having to

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What Impact Does my Airbnb Have on My Mortgage or Refinance?

Many of my clients have jumped on the “sharing economy” by renting out space from their homes or the entire home on third party rental apps like Airbnb. It’s a

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We Need to Clean Up the Items That Affect Your Credit Scores

When you apply for a mortgage loan, one of the first things your mortgage professional will tell you is to not do anything that can impact your credit until after

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