The HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan Dilemma: What’s the Best Choice?

HELOCs and Home Equity Loans are two financial tools that allow homeowners to leverage the equity in their homes, but they operate differently and serve different purposes.

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Secrets to Speeding Up Your Home Loan Closing

Speeding up your home loan closing involves a combination of preparation, organization, and effective communication. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a veteran homeowner looking to refinance, there are always new tips and tricks to explore.

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Can I Purchase a Home in “Bad” Condition With a Conventional Loan?

Unlike government-backed mortgages, conventional loans are offered by private lenders. The lending decisions are based on each private lender's criteria, not government standards.

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Types of Refinancing

Looking to save money, reduce monthly payments, or access cash for expenses? There's a type of refinancing to meet your needs. Let’s discuss!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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