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Category: Mortgage Basics (33 Articles)

April 5, 2024 | 3 minute read

Spring Is in the Air: Is the Housing Market Thawing?

Historically, the housing market typically slows to a crawl during the winter months — and this year’s winter season was especially slow. However, the spring home buying season is officially underway, and many are excited that this may mark a major rebound for the real estate industry ... More

March 8, 2024 | 4 minute read

A Boost in Homebuilder Sentiment as Mortgage Rates Trend Down

The housing market has been turbulent over the last few years, to say the least. Homebuilders were finally ramping up construction to keep up with surging demand. Then, mortgage rates shot into the stratosphere. As a result, many homebuilders pumped the brakes, which made the shortage worse. More

October 1, 2023 | 5 minute read

Your Do’s and Don’ts After Closing Day

The homebuying process can be a lot like a movie story structure. There’s the exposition of deciding to buy, the rising action of mortgage applications and house hunting, and the climax of closing day More

September 7, 2023 | 4 minute read

What Does My Lender Need to Know After Closing Day?

During your homebuying process, you’ll have a close relationship with your personal lender. After closing day, however, your loan will be managed by a loan servicer who may or may not be the lender who assisted with your loan during the home buying process. Either way, the loan servicer ... More

September 1, 2023 | 5 minute read

What Do I Need for Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Before you start looking for your first home, you’ll want to meet with your lender for mortgage pre-approval. This is an essential first step to secure most types of loans, including conventional, fixed-rate home ... More

July 21, 2023 | 4 minute read

What Is a Move Down Buyer? Everything You Need to Know

Does this sound like you? Retirement is fast approaching (or already here), your kids have successfully transitioned into adulthood, and you have abundant equity in your home. You are ready for a fresh start, to downsize, and to think about cashing in on all that equity. More

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