4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. In fact, it’s one of our core values! We enjoy being able to help educate our clients, REALTORS®,

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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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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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Use Your Tax Refund To Save For A Down Payment

Tax season has officially come to a close. This means that many local Omahans will be receiving or have already received a tax refund of varying amounts. And while we

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Hiring A Divorce Mortgage Professional

In a divorce, the marital home is often the largest asset. In our experience, it can also be a large item of contention. This is often due to the emotional

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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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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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Documents Needed To Apply For A Mortgage

Nearly everyone that comes to us for a mortgage or refinance comments on the amount of paperwork they have to provide us with. We know, it is a lot. In

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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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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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