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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Five Most Common Questions First-Time Homebuyers Have

Buying your first home can be a very stressful time as it is likely the largest decision you have made in your life. In our experience, the following questions are

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Conventional Loan Guidelines

Anyone who has ever applied for a mortgage knows there are minimum requirements they must meet to qualify. And while we’d love to help any and everyone who walks through

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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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To Rent or Buy?

Deciding to purchase a home is a major commitment, which is why people often struggle with the decision of whether to rent or buy a home. There are many financial

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5 Reasons to Go to a Mortgage Specialist Before House Hunting

It’s been decided; you’re going to buy a new home. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, the home buying process can seem a little daunting. Browsing through

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Which Loan Is Right For Me? Fixed- vs Adjustable-Rate Loans

When you begin the homebuying process, you quickly learn there are a few different options to customize a mortgage to your unique situation. It can be a little overwhelming at

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What You Need to Know About Omaha Property Taxes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we’ve been fielding more and more questions about Omaha property taxes than in recent years. We understand why – many Omaha homes have been significantly going

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