Which Loan Is Right For Me?: Conventional vs Government-Insured Loans

We know that purchasing a home is a daunting task for anyone, but especially first-time homebuyers. There are many different types of loans available and it’s important to understand each major type to ensure you’re able to make an informed decision.

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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

When first-time home buyers come to us, we take the time to explain all the ins and outs of the mortgage process. We teach them what to look for and common home buying mistakes to avoid.

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Three Reasons to Get Pre-approved Early

It's generally best to obtain pre-approval early - before starting to look at homes. We recommend getting pre-approved as early as six months to a year in advance.

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Conventional Loan Guidelines

Conventional loan guidelines were created by the government and are enforced to protect the lender, borrower, and investor.

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How Long Is a Mortgage Pre-approval Good For?

In order to obtain a mortgage pre-approval, the buyer needs to provide their lender with a picture of their financial situation. After receiving the documentation, the lender analyzes the buyer’s information and determines if they’re eligible for a loan. If they are, the lender issues a mortgage pre-approval for a certain amount.

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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.

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Understanding Credit Inquiries and Deduping

Comprehending credit inquiries and how they differ allows individuals to make informed decisions, while the deduping process ensures the accuracy and fairness of credit reporting.

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What Are My Options for Locking in a Mortgage Interest Rate?

Locking in a rate with a lender is a way to protect yourself from potential interest rate increases while you're in the homebuying process.

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How To Choose A Mortgage Lender

You’ve decided you’re ready to buy a new home. The first step is choosing a mortgage lender. But how on earth do you go about finding the right lender for

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Sellers Don’t Like FHA Loans

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may have heard that sellers don’t like FHA loans. You were probably left wondering why the seller would care about the type of mortgage

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