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When Is a Mortgage Prequalification Helpful?

When Is a Mortgage Prequalification Helpful?

If you are starting the homebuying process, you may have heard that you should get a mortgage pre-approval, not a prequalification. And yet, mortgage prequalification wouldn’t exist if they didn’t serve a purpose. They simply serve a different

Jun 01, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Understanding Mortgage Loan Origination Fees

Understanding Mortgage Loan Origination Fees

One of the things you’ll pay for when getting a mortgage loan is an origination fee. Here’s what you need to know about origination fees and why you pay them. What Is a Mortgage Loan Origination Fee? Origination means to create, so the loan

May 30, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Is a Conforming Loan the Same as a Conventional Loan?

Is a Conforming Loan the Same as a Conventional Loan?

As you begin the mortgage process, you’ll have lots of terminology thrown at you that can be a little confusing. Two similar sounding terms that might have you perplexed are conforming and conventional loans. Are these the same thing? Here’s w

May 09, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

3 Reasons a Government-Insured Mortgage Might Be Your Best Option

3 Reasons a Government-Insured Mortgage Might Be Your Best Option

If you’re applying for a home loan, you’ve probably learned that there are many different types of mortgages. There are two major classes of home loans: conventional and government-insured. While both types have their role, consider this expla

May 04, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

Why Is My Mortgage Escrow Account Sending Me a Check?

Why Is My Mortgage Escrow Account Sending Me a Check?

After making all your mortgage payments for several years, you suddenly get a check in the mail from your escrow account. If you didn’t pay close attention during your mortgage closing, you may not even remember what an escrow account is. Here&rsquo

May 02, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

What Happens When a Title Search Uncovers a Problem?

What Happens When a Title Search Uncovers a Problem?

One of the important steps in the home-buying process is to have a title search conducted. The title is the legal ownership record of a property and it's important to make sure there are no prior claims, also known as liens, on the house that might cause

Apr 27, 2023 | Purchasing a Home

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