4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. In fact, it’s one of our core values! We enjoy being able to help educate our clients, REALTORS®,

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Can I Borrow More Than the House Is Worth?

Can I borrow more than the house is worth? If I’m pre-approved for up to a $200,000 loan and the house I want to purchase is only $150,000, can I

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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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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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