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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Keeping Your Documents in Order

As Tax Day has passed, you may have your W-2s, insurance forms, and other paperwork still laying around. Our tip to you is to file that paperwork away in a

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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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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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Money Needed To Buy A Home

When we speak with first-time home buyers, we’re often met with surprise when outlining the amount of money needed to buy. Many clients come to us knowing about the down

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Refinance to Drop Private Mortgage Insurance

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows for most of 2021, we’ve been receiving a lot of refinancing questions. Refinancing your mortgage is a great option in many situations, including

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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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