Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season is officially in full swing. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving a tax refund of varying amounts. And while we think the best way to

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Make Your Home Offer Attractive To Sellers

We’ve had a lot of clients find the perfect home, only to find out someone else thinks it’s perfect, too. In these instances, it’s important to make your home offer

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Featured Neighborhood: Dundee

The Dundee neighborhood in Omaha is arguably one of the best-known neighborhoods in the city. It’s nestled in central Omaha between Leavenworth and Hamilton Streets, and Happy Hollow Boulevard and

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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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Hey, Realtors in Omaha – You’re Appreciated

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we truly value the realtors in Omaha that we’re able to work with on a day-to-day basis. We believe in their importance to the industry and

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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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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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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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