Bipartisan Mortgage Access for Self-Employed Borrowers

The Senate is in discussion to expand mortgage access to self-employed borrowers and other credit-worthy individuals who do not work the normal 9-5 work schedule. This will allow these specific

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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. We love being able to educate clients, especially first-time home buyers, on all the ins and outs of

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3 Ways Real Estate Can Give Your Retirement a Boost

REITS – Publicly traded real estate investment trusts are like mutual funds that own commercial, residential or industrial property, or mortgage securities, instead of stocks and bonds. REITS are easy

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A Vital Resource for Low-Income, Elderly Homeowners

Have you heard of Project Houseworks? It’s a fantastic program that allows homeowners to stay in their homes by providing critical plumbing and electrical repairs, roof replacement and other renovations

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Omaha Could Be in the Top 40 Largest Cities in the US

The annexation of twelve districts and thousands of people could bump Omaha into the list of America’s largest cities. As these things usually go, some property owners are all for

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Benefits Of Choosing A Local Lender

As we’ve discussed in the past, one of the best things a home buyer can do is shop around for loans. Doing so will help you to be the most

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Let’s Talk About this Eminent Domain Thing…

You may have heard this term brought up lately in the local news. The owner of a building in downtown Omaha, located on 18th and Howard is being forced to

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I Got a New Certification!

I just completed another designation of CDLP, Certified Divorce Lending Professional. This certification is designed to prepare me to become an integral member of my clients’ professional divorce team. I

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Quick Financial Fact: ROI of Home Projects

The ROI (return on investment) will be different for every upgrade or renovation you choose for your home. Not surprisingly, major renovations will almost always yield a much lower ROI

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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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