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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Recasting A Mortgage Loan

Have you ever heard of recasting a mortgage loan? We’re assuming not. It’s a little-known tool that allows you to lower your monthly mortgage payment without having to refinance. Sounds

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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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Qualify For A Conventional Loan

If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to know that the housing market is a seller’s market right now. That means there are a lot of

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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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Benefits Of Choosing A Local Lender

One of the best things a home buyer can do is shop around for loans. Doing so will help you to be the most informed buyer, and ensure you’re getting

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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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How To Win A Bidding War

The real estate market today is increasingly competitive. And with a competitive market comes bidding wars. With so many bidding wars taking place, we want to take a moment to

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Buyers: You Need A Real Estate Agent

This is a topic we feel strongly about, having worked in the mortgage industry for years. We’ve worked on transactions where the buyer doesn’t have a real estate agent to

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Get The Best Rate When Refinancing Your Mortgage

Are you looking into refinancing your mortgage? You’re not alone. We’ve had many questions regarding refinances lately and wanted to take a moment to discuss how you can get the

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