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 on the internet pertains specifically to purchasing an

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Why Do Most Mortgage Professionals Recommend 20% Down? That’s a Lot…

With so many loan options for low down payments popping up, why oh why would my mortgage professional tell me to put 20% down?! Firstly, have you heard of PMI?

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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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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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Mortgage Pre-Approval: Monthly Payments

Just because your mortgage pre-approval says you can buy a $300,000 home doesn’t mean it would be in your best interest to do so. Wait, what? We’ve seen this situation

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Rising Rents Motivate First-Time Homebuyers

In the past few months, we’ve had several first-time homebuyers tell us that ever-increasing rent influenced their decision to buy a home. This didn’t come to a surprise to us

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Three Reasons To Get Pre-Approved Early

The real estate market is officially heating up here in Omaha. One of the questions we’ve been getting asked a lot lately is when to get a mortgage pre-approval in

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Communication Is Key

Can you believe that some borrowers don’t know that lenders and real estate agents talk about their transactions? In fact, one borrower who spoke out online was very concerned about

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New Construction Loans 101

The number of homes built in the Omaha metro has skyrocketed to the highest it has been since 2009. In 2016 alone, there were 2,632 new homes built. What really

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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? We hate to tell you this, but neither is correct. A home

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