Buying a House with Student Debt

We get questions regarding buying a house with student debt all the time. Can I get a mortgage when I have student debt? How can I save for a down

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Home Appraisal 101

What is a home appraisal? Is it the assessed value or is it determined during the home inspection? It’s neither. A home appraisal is a qualified third-party’s educated opinion on

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Pre-qualification, Pre-approval, and Loan Commitment: What’s the Difference?

You’ve finally decided to take the plunge into homeownership, but finding out where to begin can be difficult. Here at Mortgage Specialists, we advise that you seek out a lender

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Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season is in full swing. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving or have already received a tax refund of varying amounts. And we think the best

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Money Needed To Buy A Home

When we speak with first-time home buyers, we’re often met with surprise when outlining the amount of money needed to buy. Many clients come to us knowing about the down

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Home Ownership After Divorce

Deciding whether or not to purchase a home after a divorce is a tricky decision for most. We’ve found that when it comes to homeownership after divorce, many of our

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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 purchasing your new home. While a pre-approval shows that your lender could provide you with a

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Three Reasons To Get Pre-Approved Early

One of the questions we’ve been getting asked lately is when to get a mortgage pre-approval in Omaha. Generally, it’s best to get pre-approved before you begin looking at homes.

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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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5 New Construction Home Tips

So, you’re thinking that your next house might be a new construction home. What exactly does that entail? Most of the information online pertains specifically to purchasing an existing home,

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