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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Frequently Asked Mortgage Questions

Here at Mortgage Specialists, one of our favorite aspects of the job is educating our clients on the mortgage process. It isn’t a process that many go through often, so

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7 Financial and Lifestyle Benefits of Home Ownership

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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How Do Lenders Verify Income?

Regardless of where you get a mortgage, you will always need three things – income, credit, and money down – and you’ll need the proper documentation for each. The mortgage

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Calling All Our Move-Up Buyers

You’ve already successfully bought your first house, enjoyed a few years in it, and now you’re ready to move onto your next home. You’re what we like to call move-up

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How To Choose A Lender

You’ve decided you’re ready to buy a new home. The first thing you need to do is choose a lender. But how on earth do you go about finding the

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Why You Should Find A Lender First

It’s common knowledge that in order to buy a home, you’re going to need both a real estate agent and a loan officer. What many people don’t know is who

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Mortgage Pre-Approval: Monthly Payments

Just because your mortgage pre-approval says you can buy a $400,000 home doesn’t mean it would be in your best interest to do so. We’ve seen this situation unfold time

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Why Does Getting A Mortgage Take So Long?

First-time homebuyers often have this question – why does the mortgage process take so long? With the typical time of application to closing averaging 45-60 days, we understand why people

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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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